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Old 09-25-2015, 01:22 AM   #1
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Front couch collapse

The fold down front couch/ bed in my 72 land yacht suddenly came free from the wall, which causes it to tilt forward/ collapse on itself. It seems to have been attached to the front wall of the trailer with just a couple of small bolts, which have ripped thru the interior skin (very cheesy installation method). Now I'm trying to figure out the best way to reattach this couch to the front wall... I'm afraid if I use a butterfly Molly bolt it will rip thru the skin. Anyone made this fix before? Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:38 AM   #2
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The fold down front couch/ bed in my 72 land yacht suddenly came free from the wall, which causes it to tilt forward/ collapse on itself. It seems to have been attached to the front wall of the trailer with just a couple of small bolts, which have ripped thru the interior skin (very cheesy installation method). Now I'm trying to figure out the best way to reattach this couch to the front wall... I'm afraid if I use a butterfly Molly bolt it will rip thru the skin. Anyone made this fix before? Thanks!
Plate over the hole, and re-install the mounting screws through the new metal. If you do it right, the cheesy installation method will probably last another 44 years.
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Mine are just attached with 3 regular itty bitty rivets each :-)
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Cheesy installation method? It lasted for 43 years, what more do you want?

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Hahaha!!! (sorry)
Somewhere along the line our front goucho replaced a midship twin bed, the other twin bed disappeared and an unusual support system for the now front couch was invented.
So when reworking this front couch potential disaster waiting to collapse it got screwed to the floor, bolted together and riveted to channels (not skin).
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