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Old 09-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Secure front couch

I have a jack-knife couch that was left unsecured (not bolted down) after a renovation. I brought my AS to a AS dealer to fix this. They used self tapping screws and charged me $190. Of course the couch came up the first time I towed it. I went back and got a refund on that portion of the repairs. I would like to just take care of this myself. What kind of hardware do I need? Do I have to take the belly pan off? Thanks for your help.

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My jack knife sofa bolts stripped out the first time someone sat on the edge of the sofa while it was folded out into a bed. My solution may not be the best answer but I'll tell you what I did. I went to the next larger bolt size and tapped new threads into the same holes where the self taping screws were installed. The self tapping screws on my sofa threaded into the trailers main frame channel. I then threaded in all-thread rod that is long enough to bottom out inside the trailer frame channel while sticking up about three inches above the floor. I set the sofa down over the all thread rod sticking up out of the floor and then installed nuts to hold down the sofa. This has been a very secure installation for me. An added benefit is the ease of removing / installing the sofa if needed for work under or around the sofa.

This was an easy fix that cost less than $15 including the all-thread, nuts, and tap for the new threads.

Hope this is helpful.
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