Rear Bench - Bed- Caravelle

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Stuart Campbell, 8 May 2018.

  1. Stuart Campbell

    Stuart Campbell New Member

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    Hi. Should my rear 3 seater bench fold flat into a bed. 2018 Caravelle. The Manual says yes but on first try it only comes down about 30 degrees. Am I missing something. I’ve just been making sure the bench is pushed forward then pulling the recliner strap.
     
  2. Deaky

    Deaky On yer bike VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    It should, maybe try lifting the seat cushion a little as you push the backrest away from you.
     
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  3. Stuart Campbell

    Stuart Campbell New Member

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    Ahh that’s the bit I was missing. I had been trying from the back. Thanks.
     
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  4. Factotum

    Factotum New Member

    I have just seen this post Stuart and have been having the same issue with my recently purchased T6 Caravelle. I followed the manual instructions, taking all head rests out of bench and armchairs, slid the armchairs back as far as they would go and pulled the bench as far forward as poss then pulled the red tab out on the bench and the seat back reclines about 30 degrees and sticks. Did you get your seat to fold flat backwards and if so what am i doing wrong? Any help appreciated!!
     
  5. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey Indium grey caravelle VIP Member T6 Guru

    Just pull the tab a little more and push the rear of the bench, it should then fold flat.
     
  6. Factotum

    Factotum New Member

    Thanks Northern Monkey, I guess I was also worried that maybe it was an option to have the seats that fold right back and maybe mine wasn't spec'd to do so but if they all do then I guess I just need to give it some extra welly!! Thanks for the advice, I will give it a go tonight.
     
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  7. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey Indium grey caravelle VIP Member T6 Guru

    No worries :) let us know how to get on with it.
     
  8. Factotum

    Factotum New Member

    Will do!
     
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  9. zam

    zam Member

    I am not sure if I understand you correct, but you need some distance in front between the bench and the chairs because the seat moves forward when folding flat.
     
  10. Factotum

    Factotum New Member


    Hi Zam I did have the bench as close to the chairs as poss maybe too close as you say. Will have another go tomorrow with hopefully a positive outcome. Thanks again for the advice, most helpful.
     
  11. Deaky

    Deaky On yer bike VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    If the back of your bench is only reclining and not folding flat, try lifting the bottom cushion at the front as you push the back of the seat
     
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  12. Factotum

    Factotum New Member

    Cheers Deaky soon as this rain stops I am going out to give it a go, plenty of advice from everybody, really helpful, so fingers crossed!
     
  13. Factotum

    Factotum New Member

    RESULT!! Thanks everybody for the advice, it easy when you know how!!
     
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  14. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey Indium grey caravelle VIP Member T6 Guru

    Glad you got it sorted :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Factotum

    Factotum New Member

    Thanks for your help Northern Monkey
     
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