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Old 02-26-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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So, any suggestions on keeping dinette chairs and ottomans secured while traveling in our new Journey?
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:21 PM   #3
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LOL, yer killing me Homeless.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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So, any suggestions on keeping dinette chairs and ottomans secured while traveling in our new Journey?
We have an Itasca Meridian 36M. We use the strap that came with the coach to secure the chairs in place, and we move the ottomans to the back between the bed and the wall.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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Thanks Nukeref. It's a 34B. The ottomans fit nicely under the edge of the bed but haven't come up with a solution for the chairs short of gorilla glue which would not make them very user friendly but would sure keep them from sliding around during travel. Haven't seen any straps but when we get back home from Alaska I'll poke around and see if there are any surprises I haven't located yet.
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LOL, yer killing me Homeless.
DW loads the ottomans down with pots and pans to hold them in place. If the wreck doesn't get us the pans will!

Homeless, you are brilliant!

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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More comic relief. LOL, We load the ottomans too but then I have to carry them to the bedroom B4 I bring the slides in. Oh my aching back. :-)
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I have two tables that came with rollers that I removed. Sofa Server Table - Oak - Four Corners 69084 - Tables - Camping World While parked or traveling down the road, furniture is subject to movement. To hold them in place I use weighted bags, specifically canvas lead shot bags. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJZ1IBG/...SIN=B00AJZ1IBG Tables weighted down stay upright even with my dogs running around.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:53 PM   #9
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Duct Tape will hold them.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:10 PM   #10
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17,280 miles and I have not tied the chairs down - never needed it -I use the strap for other uses

I have no ottoman guess they left them out of ours
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We just put the chairs under the table with the legs kind of trapped by the footing. The ottoman goes in the chair upside down. The chair stays put just fine.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:28 PM   #12
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I removed the booth in my discovery and made a walnut tressle style table to replace. The table attaches to the wall and we secure the chairs to the legs on the table with a short bungee. (love those bungees!!!)
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:33 PM   #13
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Most I've seen have straps on the wall sometimes a ring to strap them to on the floor otherwise you stow them in the closet or under the bed.
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Our 34y has the same table chair setup as your 34b. We have couple of throw rugs we use in the living area and we put those under the chairs when tavel and don't have any issues. You should have, however, a 1'' nylon strap that goes around the chairs and up through a metal bracket mounted under the table for traveling. The strap is about 12' to 15' long with an adjustable snap hook on the end......
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I am with Mary and Pat. Put the chairs under the table, set the footstools in the two recliners and off we go. We use the non-skid pads on the counters and on the buffet. Seldom have anything move, even on rough roads. Never had a chair or footstool move. We are pretty heavy with 4 slides and ceramic tile floor. That may have something to do with it but we ride pretty smooth
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DW loved the ottomans but hated that when she used them to rest her feet they would slide. I took the legs off and wrapped them with anti slip material and reinstalled.

I loved the ottomans but when we slid in to leave my back didn't. Found that if I leave them positioned as they are used that the slides close just fine and the area is usable when stowed. Now we get there, slide out and wallah! They are ready to use!

End results: DW happy, Back happy.

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We just put the chairs under the table with the legs kind of trapped by the footing. The ottoman goes in the chair upside down. The chair stays put just fine.
I second this. Exactly what we do. The upside down ottoman is perfect place for our waste basket to ride in too.
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I second this. Exactly what we do. The upside down ottoman is perfect place for our waste basket to ride in too.
I third this.... chairs have never moved in all of our travels. We have wheel locks on our ottoman...it pretty much stays in place while we are driving.
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So, any suggestions on keeping dinette chairs and ottomans secured while traveling in our new Journey?
Sounds like you have the dinette. You are supposed to have a long strap that loops through the bottom of the table and around the chairs. If you can put the ottoman between the chairs everything may stay put. Check your owners bag for the strap and instructions. My advise to you is to spend time with the books that came with the coach before you get too far down the road. It is amazing what you will learn and frustrating when you can't find the answer there. That is when you come here and experiences are shared.

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Old 02-28-2014, 10:34 PM   #20
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Thanks Rick, I'll look for the strap when I get back home. I've been thru all three manuals a couple times but right now I'm in Alaska and the Journey is in Arizona. We're still trying to figure out all the whistles and bells. We upgraded from a Winnebago View. No more ladders to climb to go to bed. LOL
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