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Old 10-20-2014, 03:51 AM   #1
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Broken Dinette and sore back!

Hey all, just came back from our 2nd weekend of camping in the new TT and boy is my back sore. Not from setting up camp or breaking down camp, but from a poorly installed dinette bed. It seems the tabletop does not fit snug between the two seats when converting into a bed - there's at least a 1" gap (for reference - the bunkroom dinette has a 1/8" gap when the bed is set up.
Of course I didn't realize the actual size of the gap before I lay down to go to sleep and then boom - I go crashing through onto the floor. So now I've got a busted table top, a marked up wall and a sore back. My question is this: Who do I go to in order to make this right? I have an extended warranty but it feels like this was a manufacturing issue. Should I contact the selling dealer's service department?
After only 3 weeks of ownership, I'm pretty disappointed that something broke so soon but grateful that none of my guests were injured.
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:27 AM   #2
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Ouch! Sorry to hear about this! Yes, take it back to the dealer, they will (should) fix this under warranty.
Our little trailer only has the one, dinette bed. We're both "full sized adults." The first time I sat on it, my wife noticed a bow. I made an I-beam out of 3 pieces of 2x4, carpeted on both ends of the I. I made it cut to fit snugly under the table, and provide support from the middle of the underneath, rather than relying on the two outside edges. Ours have a little free play, but not as short as you describe.
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:00 PM   #3
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Thanks MartyG. I'll try and get the dealer to fix it.
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