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Old 07-06-2014, 09:49 AM   #11
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Hi: markvt... Not a 19'er but we travel with the table up!!! If the leg tubes are secure it's always a struggle to get them out. Tried to tow with the table down as a bed once but it crept forward under the cushions. In 6 yrs. of towing never had it fall. Alf
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This is what I did to keep my table from moving around on are Escape 19. It might work for you.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:56 AM   #12
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All it takes is one bad trip, my table went down, broke off the emergency battery switch and did some damage to table. I then took it down every time.
That's why I am looking for a way to secure the table in the up position. Like the old saying an Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:50 AM   #13
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That's why I am looking for a way to secure the table in the up position. Like the old saying an Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Might try this ,

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I was warned by CPAHarley the table might bounce free from it 's mounting. A small mod I did was to put small stainless tie down cleats as shown use two flat tie down bungee's that are long enough to just put a bit of pressure down on the table. I did not want to risk deforming the table over time. I did find those trim boards the table sets on when down are soft pine and will be changing them out to oak, so be careful when screwing into them.

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Old 07-06-2014, 02:32 PM   #14
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Hi Cypher,
I think your on the right track with the way you secured your table. It doesn't take much of a force to keep the table in place most of the work is being done by just the weight of the table. I can't tell by the picture but did you kind of A frame your bungee cords what I mean is one cord running from the table down to left side and anther cord running down to the right?
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:38 PM   #15
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For those of you who have had the table crash down, did the uprights remain in place and the wooden table just separate, or did the uprights separate from the floor?
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For those of you who have had the table crash down, did the uprights remain in place and the wooden table just separate, or did the uprights separate from the floor?
For us everything came apart and bounced around...table and supports...it was a VERY rough road and 7 miles long...
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:35 PM   #17
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Just the table top, supports did not crash.
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I've not lost my table ( set up at the front ) on the roughest of roads, but my buddy fired his table off the tracks by taking a corner like a rally driver.
I've used a small sledge hammer and a block of wood to "secure" the post in the base.
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Hi Cypher,
I think your on the right track with the way you secured your table. It doesn't take much of a force to keep the table in place most of the work is being done by just the weight of the table. I can't tell by the picture but did you kind of A frame your bungee cords what I mean is one cord running from the table down to left side and anther cord running down to the right?
I got long flat bungees so yeah a framed but using one bungee per set of cleats. I do throw a Wal-Mart special sheet over the top so no chance of rubbing of bungees on the edges nor the rubbing of the forward wall. I am heading out to the trailer to do some more work on electrical mods I will put the bungees and sheet on and snap a picture. When I change out the pine trim board I plan on adding more cleats there as it is nice to be able to secure light weight padded stuff under the table folding table, zero gravity chairs :} You know the IMPORTANT stuff for relaxing lol

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #20
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Hi Cypher,
Sounds great I am very much looking forward to seeing your picture. You know what they say a picture is worth 1000 words.
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