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Old 11-16-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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I've just purchased my first RV, a 2005 Great West Legend Sprinter. The previous owner removed the Tri-fold sofa bed including the floor rails that had been riveted into place. There are two pistons apparently used to flip the latches which keep the sofa from collapsing. I don't have any instructions or pictures to refer to for reinstalling this Tri-fold sofa. Anyone happen to have any ideas, pictures, manual...?

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Old 11-16-2017, 03:16 PM   #2
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The tri-fold sofa I had in my 2011 Great West Van rode on side wall rails, not the floor.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:02 PM   #3
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Our 2014 has side rails as well. I would be glad to help you with info, but it doesn't sound like there is much overlap in the designs.

FWIW: The two solenoids on ours are merely a safety measure to lock the slide mechanism in case of a crash. It would work fine without them, and I doubt they are really necessary. Don't know if yours are the same or not.
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Yes. Thank you. I have found thru research that Great West switched to side rails in 2008. A much superior system. I'd upgrade if I could. As far as I know Great West has gone out of business. At least I've had no luck w any of their listed numbers.
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I believe your research is in error. I have a 2007 Legend built in 2006. The sofa rides on rails bolted to to the side walls.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:55 PM   #6
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Yes. Thank you. I have found thru research that Great West switched to side rails in 2008. A much superior system. I'd upgrade if I could. As far as I know Great West has gone out of business. At least I've had no luck w any of their listed numbers.
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Great West Vans when yours was built was by the original owner. The owner since 2012 was the one that went out of business and I seriously doubt, even if you could contact them, that they would have the information. I wouldn't waste your time trying. GWVan's literature and owners manuals back then would be no help either. You're best bet is to get together with another owner to figure it out.

I believe if it is a tri-fold sofa it was built on wall side rails as parkgt confirmed because it too is a T1N Sprinter. I don't recall when I was looking at Great West Vans in 2005 that I saw floor rails. When I moved last spring I finally threw out all my B van brochures of that era. I was such a packrat.
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Posting a few pics of what you have would help us help.
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Posting a few pics of what you have would help us help.
Ask and you shall receive.

See if these help. Let me know if the link doesn't work. Flikr seems to be having problems.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t9o4tmjrt...bRaDSgrwa?dl=0

There should be some obvious holes in the sidewall indicating that rails where installed at one time, if they were.
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Ask and you shall receive.

See if these help. Let me know if the link doesn't work. Flikr seems to be having problems.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t9o4tmjrt...bRaDSgrwa?dl=0

There should be some obvious holes in the sidewall indicating that rails where installed at one time, if they were.
Yes, that is exactly the same as my MY2014. I was actually suggesting that Mildred post some pics of what she is working with.
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Sorry Pete, I thought that was directed at me. Oh well maybe she now knows what to look for.
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