Trophy owners - what is this for?

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Trophy owners - what is this for?

Post by Betty's Mum on Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:01 pm

Betty and  have been buddies for almost four years now, but I still can't fathom what this lever is for.  It sits behind the front facing seat and the sink unit so if anyone knows, please share!

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Re: Trophy owners - what is this for?

Post by KMRTOPAZ on Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:02 am

I think it might be the lever that activates the ejector seat.
See if you can persuade someone to try it !

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Re: Trophy owners - what is this for?

Post by -mojo- on Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:43 am

Initially I thought it might have been the release that allows the seat to slide forward, but I suspect that is a knob on the front face of the seat? If you open the seat base up, can you see any evidence of its function from there?
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Re: Trophy owners - what is this for?

Post by Trophyman on Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:41 pm

If it is the same as my (now sadly sold) 1995 Trophy then it may be this: the seat by the door is mounted on a metal base that has two greased metal rods about an inch in diameter, each running transverse across the van. These are welded to the metal base, which in turn is bolted to the floor pan. The seat sits on its own lighter metal frame. This frame is held to the floor by two metal circular rings that are 'threaded' onto the aforementioned rods, part of the metal base bolted down. This contraption enables the whole seat to be moved laterally across the van, the rings sliding on the rods from one side to the other, with about 2 inches of free movement. The picture that you show is the lever that lifts a latch and releases the seat so it can be moved. Try lifting the lever and then pushing the seat either towards or away from the sliding door and you should feel some movement.
My theory is that this enables the bed arrangements to fit better, i.e. When the single seat is opened out to form a bed, it can be pushed slightly closer to the bench bed so there is no gap.
Hope that helps!
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Re: Trophy owners - what is this for?

Post by Betty's Mum on Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:25 am

I must try that a bit later Chris, thank you. I didn't think it could be for making up the bed as you would not be able to access it when making it up as the double, but have noticed a gap when pulling the side facing bench across (being a bit shorter, I do this and sleep diagonally as I find it easier than messing about making up the single!)
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Re: Trophy owners - what is this for?

Post by Daaisy on Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:12 pm

In my bumph that came with mine it said that it enables you to move the seat more into the middles to make it a slightly better position for the passenger travelling in it :-)
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