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Old 01-31-2016, 03:51 AM   #21
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(Rear recliners)Preloaded back to back with a heavy towel in-between and strapped down. I don't strap them down because of movement on the floor, but because they grind against one another while traveling. I can't really describe the fabric (knobby corduroy) on ours, but till we added the heavy towel in-between they were showing signs of abrasion for no better word. Those of you who don't strap ... I don't doubt your word, your fabric must resist constant grinding for thousands of miles. We tried no straps and front to front once ... damaged day/night shade.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:15 AM   #22
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(Rear recliners)Preloaded back to back with a heavy towel in-between and strapped down. I don't strap them down because of movement on the floor, but because they grind against one another while traveling. I can't really describe the fabric (knobby corduroy) on ours, but till we added the heavy towel in-between they were showing signs of abrasion for no better word. Those of you who don't strap ... I don't doubt your word, your fabric must resist constant grinding for thousands of miles. We tried no straps and front to front once ... damaged day/night shade.
We always found our swivel rocker recliners were either rubbing against each other or rubbing the wall/shade as well and that was why we felt they had to be strapped down back to back with something in between them. We always questioned why Keystone didn't just use stationary recliners as to us it would have been much simpler.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:18 AM   #23
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We had the same issue with our SOB. Recliners were in the rear and if we did not strap them, they would move and block the slide. We tore the molding off one of the slides when I tried to skip the tie-down. I always tied them down after that and no issues. In the Monty, we strap the dinette and chairs.

Accepted fact is items move forward in a moving trailer. Do not ask me why?!?!
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:18 PM   #24
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I really appreciate all the input. Not sure what I will ultimately do, but sounds like I should strap until I actually figure it out.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:30 PM   #25
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The recliners and the kitchen tables will move especially if you are driving on California highways. I am not sure what holds the trailer together the roads are so rough. We even strap down our cabinet doors, had one vibrate open and my wife did not notice it when she went to open slide. I was outside and all I heard was her screaming and a bunch of wood crunching. $80 later the door is all replaced.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:39 AM   #26
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Jim, we also learned the hard way on securing our cabinet doors for travel. With our first used Montana it was obvious that they would probably open while under way, so we secured them with Velcro straps. When we bought the new one the doors were nice and tight so we figured there was no way they could open.

Slide tore an upper rear door off along with some slide molding. After that they were all secured before travel just like the used Montana.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:35 PM   #27
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I like the Velcro tie for the cupboard doors. I was pushing my slides out when I heard a crunch, was really lucky no damage other than bent hinge. The rocker swivel recliners I had problems with were the fake leather and they destroyed each other even when strapped down. Got rid of them after two sets destroyed, glad they were covered under warranty! Strapping is easy and just another insurance policy trying to reduce problems
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:19 PM   #28
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I strap mine back to back with a moving blanket in between. Not so sure this is good. I do notice from the back of chairs rubs off onto the blanket. Before I strapped them they moved in transit during a panic stop and caused damage.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:45 AM   #29
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I always strap them before moving. I put padding between the backs and strap them together snugly to prevent movement. Then, another strap goes around the entire "assembly" and anchors it to the floor with the D-ring loops attached to the floor. They hardly move at all during transport, and I'm never worried about them shifting into the retracted slides and any subsequent damage to them or the slides on opening.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:06 AM   #30
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Always strap them down in my SOB because of the fact that unlike the other furniture, these things rock like crazy when going down the road. They can damage each other, walls, windows, etc. During our PDI we found that both recliners had cracked wood in the back. No doubt due to not being strapped down and smashing against each other (they shipped them turned back to back). Dealer obviously replaced them and now we only tow with them strapped.
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