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Old 12-08-2015, 12:37 PM   #21
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Folding table sounds good. Attached to a twist lock style floor mount will reduce the wobbles. I'm contemplating having hardware on the wall to hook the table to for a full dinette. I might be asking a little much from a folding table.
I did something similar for my Scamp 13. Worked well. Much better for lounging and easy in and out. A lot of the time, for lunch stops etc. we just used it still folded.

Because of the easier access to the table in the 19 I haven't felt the need to do it again. But it works well and there didn't seem to be any negative aspects to having it fold.

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Old 12-08-2015, 12:39 PM   #22
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Though I plan to use the Dicor Cosmo, with the 4-way sliding top, my plan is to do something similar. I am thinking of folding both sides (25% width each) to form a half sized table for lounging.

Nothing is bought yet, and the planning continues.

Zwaardvis has some great solutions too, but certainly seem expensive.
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I think that you could end up with something like the tables I saw on one of the TGV trains. when they were folded, they were nice for drinks and appetizers. They had two cup holders that showed when when folded. When unfolded, they were large enough for four folks to sit and have dinner.

If you wanted a post retirement career making table tops like this, I would be one of your first customers :-)
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I created a folding table in my tent trailer by cutting the table into 1/3 and 2/3, with a piano hinge.
The 1/3 part was to fold onto the 2/3 to allow access to the back of the trailer ( other than by walking on the benches ). As it turned out, that piano hinge wasn't enough to keep the 1/3 piece from sagging on the outer edge, even without weight on it.
I also discovered that if you used it in the folded position, you then had to move stuff off the top to unfold it.
I was going to attempt to add supports to fix the sagging issue ( which would have made it even more of a PIA to use ), but I bought the Escape instead.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:21 PM   #24
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I was going to attempt to add supports to fix the sagging issue ( which would have made it even more of a PIA to use ), but I bought the Escape instead.[/QUOTE]

That's why I used pull out full extension drawer slides to support the outer half. Strong and quick to deploy.

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Old 12-08-2015, 02:10 PM   #25
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Hi: Jim Bennett... A "Half sized table" sounds like a diet aid... like using smaller plates. Alf
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I think that you could end up with something like the tables I saw on one of the TGV trains. when they were folded, they were nice for drinks and appetizers. They had two cup holders that showed when when folded. When unfolded, they were large enough for four folks to sit and have dinner.

If you wanted a post retirement career making table tops like this, I would be one of your first customers :-)
"retirement career"? Isn't that one of those oxymorons?

Though, I certainly don't plan to sit idle after retiring, and when not touring in my Escape, and things like that are definitely what I would love doing.
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That's why I used pull out full extension drawer slides to support the outer half. Strong and quick to deploy.

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