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Old 03-16-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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Installing a gaucho 80 model

I salvaged the gaucho from my 78 Sovereign which was totalled in a storm, and would like to install it in my 80 Excella which has none.

I have all the parts and know how to set it up as I removed it to do the flooring in the old trailer.

Question is this- the Sovereign had 2 metal plates on the wall that the gauchos arms screwed into. Can I install without those? Will the arms be secure if screwed inot the walls directly if I find a support frame?
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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Alan, the reason those plates are there is to distribute the strain. If you only use the single attaching point, they fasteners will pull out of the wall. Our Sovereign has a similar issue, and plates were added to the existing hardware to keep the problem from recurring.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Can I get the plates somewhere ...or use a substitute ?make my own, ?
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:15 PM   #4
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I'd just use squares of aluminum or stainless sheet. That's what's in ours, and it is holding up very well.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:04 AM   #5
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Not a compound curve.....

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...make my own, ?
Shouldn't be hard to do....

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Old 03-17-2008, 07:40 AM   #6
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Thanks guy, that is kind of what I was thinking, screw the mount plate into a support and then screw the arm plate into the mounted plate.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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The gaucho is in and looks/ works well. I used aluminum cut to size and double in thickness where the plate goes into the wall.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:50 PM   #8
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please send me some pictures

Could you please take some pictures and send to me I have had problems with my couch.I bought the trailer and I do not have the wall plates you were speaking of or know how they go.My couch back is loose and does not hold solid it feels like it will fall back.I will try to put some pictures of the couch and see it you can figure it out.I look in the manual and it does not show any wall plates.But my couch is not wright
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Unhappy here are the pictures

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