Rear Seat Kick Panels

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The HD and QD models with the rear dinette seats have a "kick panel" below the seating surface.  These panels must be removed in order to access any of the plumbing or wiring hidden under the seats.  The original panels as supplied by Winnebago are nothing more than stiff cardboard covered with vinyl and use 1" x 1" wood to form a skeletal frame.  They are held in place by metal clips (Grip Clip Mod PDF, 89KB) and strips of Velcro with the screws around the fuse/breaker box on the driver side assisting in holding that one in place.  The Velcro frequently lets go of either the metal tube frame of the seat or the kick panel itself.  If you look closely at the vinyl where it forms around the corners and bends of the kick panel, it is clear that a neater arrangement could have been used.

This modification was originally posted as part of "This Old Rialta" in the Photos section of the Rialta-Tech group on Yahoo.

The kick panels under the rear dinette were stained and badly worn.  These panels are made from cardboard and covered with fabric to match the seats.  I have made new ones from 1/8 inch plywood and covered them with vinyl that matches the carpet (a dark Brown).

The duck tape forms a hinge for the left side panel.  The plywood is much stiffer than the cardboard so it stays in place without the metal clips it just wedges behind the power panel and the seat frame NO MORE SCREWS!  The other side is held in place with a piece of Velcro at the top center.

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