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Old 01-28-2014, 08:46 PM   #11
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Techfan, that was clever what you did with the folding table. Do you like that better than say a 2/3 hinged table with a 1/3 filler?

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Bill, one of the issues was how much length the folding leg needs. The table must be as long as the folding leg. Our table can also be moved. We knew that we wanted a fixed shelf at the rear to hold our Travasak. I am toying with making a table top that is larger but offsetting the legs so the back of the table covers the back shelf. The reason for the shorter table is to avoid either the cut corners or the moveable top so one can get in to the bench. We have a smaller table but can easily sit down and get out. The hinged folding table is going to be the most sturdy but it will be limited by the length of the folding leg.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:19 PM   #12
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Reading the voluminous forums has uncovered another 19' dinette table option -- using a hinge attached to the wall with a fold-out leg like the 15' and 17' (and Scamps).

For folks that have the hinged table, is there any wobble?

For the folks that did this in the 19' front, how much table did you lose on the driver side by the bathroom corner? I think the standard 2-post tables are 43" long and start the 45-degree notch at 34.5".

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We had that modification done and love it. There is no wobble at all, and it is very simple to take down and set up.

The length of the table ends up being 34". Escape will give you an extra piece to fill in the extra space, needed when you make the bed.

We were given the choice of having both sides notched, but decided we'd like the extra table area, leaving the passenger side square - (other than the asymmetrical appearance, this turned out to be a good choice.)

This works well for us because there are just the two of us. We wanted the smooth floor beneath the table for our puppy's bed.
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Glennrose, thank you for the picture and measured table length. Very helpful. So your table ends where the standard table starts the 45-degree cutouts.

As you mention, the upside is no wobble, easier table-to-bed conversion, and no pedestal bases on the floor. I also suspect, as techfan mentioned with his table, it's easier to get in and out. Perhaps it's my imagination but the shorter table also makes it feel more open.

The downside is 9" less table and no slide.

Decisions, decisions...

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As you mention, the upside is no wobble, easier table-to-bed conversion, and no pedestal bases on the floor. I also suspect, as techfan mentioned with his table, it's easier to get in and out. Perhaps it's my imagination but the shorter table also makes it feel more open.
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We have noticed that it does indeed feel more open. Easy to sit on the bench and get your shoes on.

Definitely easy to get in and out; and nothing to fix or adjust with the slide mechanism.

We find it works really well and would do it again in a minute. More table for us means more place to put stuff (more clutter potential!)
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