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Old 08-09-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Ready for our maiden voyage...couple 2499 questions.

Well we are finally getting to take a trip in our Sunline after way to many delays. I need to get a couple questions answred please...That swivel rocker has a pair of velcro tie straps presumably for travel stability. For some reason I cannot seem to get those straps to do anything for me. They are both fastened way to high up for one thing, such that once I attached them together they are so far up the back of the chair that a few wiggles and it slips up and over the back rest and are of no use...tell me I missed something here or are they even necessary?

Second question is on my Reese Dual cam setup...is there suppose to be any grease on those knuckle where they slip into the hitch head or are they suppose to be used dry?

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Old 08-09-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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We travel with the swivel chair just sitting as is and never had a problem. I assume your chair is on carpet like ours. We don't have any velcro straps that I've ever noticed.
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Just in case all the Reese DC people are camping... here's a link on greasing I found with Google.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...tch-43429.html

We always tie our rocker down because the straps are there and they work. It sounds like yours may have been mounted too high... strange.

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Old 08-09-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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We push the chair back as far as possible and then use the straps - we do "twist" them - so that the "rough" velcro is not rubbing against the chair. I noticed if we don't push the chair back our straps sit rather high also.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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I am wondering why we don't have straps, and where they would be if we did have them? Maybe we do and just haven't noticed? We've never even thought to move our chair back against the wall, and not had any issues, but now I'm curious.
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We also shove our chair back against the wall and velcro the straps. Then we store some things in the chair like pillows, our sign and a lantern, shove the table up against the chair and never had anything move.

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Old 08-13-2008, 08:58 PM   #7
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Been away for work and out camping so just getting back on the forum. lots of catching up to do...

The rocker…..

I could not get those Velcro straps to work. Even the dealer could not get them to connect. I see some T2499 owners have and maybe then can shed some light on what I and you where doing so wrong. I did replace the original straps with a new web strap and a quick connect buckle and so I can adjust the length. I do not have an exact pic of the strap but you can see a light blue one hiding in this pic by the large window. I slide the rocker against the rear wall and then strapped around the back of the chair just above the arms. The chair then did not hit the blinds.

The original straps one was by the side window which put the chair in the mini blind. We travel blinds down and locked. Another reason to change the strap for us. DW has to have the blinds down or else...

Maybe someone can use this pic and help- show us how it was to be done. Mine where like 4 to 6 inches too short to even make it around the back of the chair. And yes you do need it strapped. If you brake hard, the chair moves. How far is equal to how hard the braking action….


I also lifted mine 1 1/2” to be better eating at the table. Used 2, 2 x 4’s


And over time I upgraded the rocker. For me, it was a choir to hop hop in that rocker up to the table. It was a site…. With the new one, we have more room and it rolls. And had to find a new way to strap it down.


Here was the 1st attempt. Here you can see the blue strap I added for the original Steel Flex rocker that did work well on the original rocker. I tried to hog tie the new rocker and did not have much luck.


So I moved the location and now use this. It works.


On the Reese hitch you have. The HP head and DC.

Henry pointed to good info.

Grease the tow ball. Put a cover on it or baggie when exposed or else…. It has a magnetic attraction to my pant legs….

Do grease the trunnion sockets in the hitch head. If not heavy early wear will come.

The DC, if you have tongue weights in the 1,100 and down, run them dry. If they are 1,200# then use a light film of Vaseoline. The cams wear fast when new then slow down once a stable wear pattern sets in. Do mark the bars left and right and always use on the same side. If not that wear pattern will start over and over and over.

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Here is how our chair is strapped in.


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H'mm, your straps are placed in a different location then our 2004 was from Sunline.

And obviously yours works.....

Thanks for sharing.

Ours had one strap off the rear window table support area and one on the side by the little window.

John

Bob, OK where are yours placed? Since you had one of the last ones made, Kathy's too, I would think they would of had it down pat by then.
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Well mine are positioned way to high up to be of any value. But their need seems over rated based upon my recent trip and not using them

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