Help with making bench seat slide easily

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Adrianlle
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Help with making bench seat slide easily

Beitrag von Adrianlle » 21.06.2019 11:16

Greetings from the U.K. On every trip we make up both beds at night because my wife is insomniac and therefore sleeps mostly on lower bed. Works very well except that I find sliding the lower bench seat backwards and forwards very hard and heavy. We do not keep heavy stuff in the seat base.
I have sprayed runners with silicone and that helps for a while but then soon gets heavy again. So two questions. 1. Is it possible to adjust the plastic feet on the seat without removing and dismantling the seat? 2. More generally any suggestions much appreciated. Adrian

OldWest
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Re: Help with making bench seat slide easily

Beitrag von OldWest » 23.06.2019 00:50

Here are some threads from the USA.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showt ... Bench+seat

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showt ... Bench+seat

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showt ... Bench+seat

And just for fun, flipping the bench seat into a recliner.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showt ... Bench+seat


Please post whatever you find and do. Thanks.
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Spacy
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Re: Help with making bench seat slide easily

Beitrag von Spacy » 23.06.2019 09:44

Hallo
Die Sitzbank ist im California ja fast baugleich.
Wir hatten die Bank mal ausgebaut und haben nicht darauf geachtet wie die Gleiter gestanden haben. Nach dem Einbau ließ sich die Bank auch schwer schieben so das wir die Gleiter gedreht haben.
VIele Grüße
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Adrianlle
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Re: Help with making bench seat slide easily

Beitrag von Adrianlle » 24.06.2019 13:29

Thanks for these comments. It sounds as if this may be a common problem. It looks as if I will have to remove the seat and dismantle the grey plastic surround in order to get at all 6 bolts for each foot for the slide. Then fiddle around with each foot until I stop any binding. I guess that if the feet are working properly then the seat should slide wit little effort. Is that correct? Thanks. Adrian ?

OldWest
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Re: Help with making bench seat slide easily

Beitrag von OldWest » 24.06.2019 15:42

I believe everything is accessible without touching the gray plastic surround.

From the links above, some fiddling is done from inside the seat without removing the seat.

Other fiddling may require the seat to be removed.

The tricky part is that you may end up accidentally repositioning or tilting the feet when putting the seat back into the slider rails.

The seat is very heavy. So even when everything is ideal, it still probably takes effort to slide the seat.

I'd try fiddling with the feet from inside the bench seat per the links above. Then, if that doesn't work, with a helper, remove the seat and reposition the feet.


Please keep us posted.
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