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Old 10-30-2014, 08:26 AM   #21
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If you can cut up a white kitchen cutting board for shimming between the sliding surfaces that would help; it's actually made of UHMW plastic and pretty slippery. You'd have to screw or pin it in place though, can't be glued.
I like it! Countersunk screws...
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:56 PM   #22
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Tractors: Your Destaco clamp idea is next on my list.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:23 PM   #23
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Tractors: Your Destaco clamp idea is next on my list.
The only potential problem with those clamps is that they can exert a lot of force. The adjustment between "just enough" and "too much" is fairly small. It would be easy to adjust it for a little too much force and rip the screws out.

But like Jim, I've found the slight amount of friction just about right and we never bother locking our table for side-to-side movement either when it's in use or when we're underway.

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Old 11-01-2014, 02:54 PM   #24
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The only potential problem with those clamps is that they can exert a lot of force. The adjustment between "just enough" and "too much" is fairly small. It would be easy to adjust it for a little too much force and rip the screws out.

But like Jim, I've found the slight amount of friction just about right and we never bother locking our table for side-to-side movement either when it's in use or when we're underway.

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The Destaco clamp comes with a rubber tip. That can be adjusted up/down over a 1/4 inch range and locks in place with two nuts. I set it with just enough force to hold the table in place; it can still be moved by pushing on one edge very firmly. Easy to adjust while the table is flipped upside down.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:03 PM   #25
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[QUOTE=tractors1;71751]I set it with just enough force to hold the table in place; it can still be moved by pushing on one edge very firmly. /QUOTE]

Clever. That'll avoid any problem with too much force.

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Old 11-02-2014, 03:11 PM   #26
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Tubes seem OK. All the slop is is in the slides. I thought I would start with tightening screws. Then adding some feet between the table top and lower piece of plywood shimmed to create a borderline interference between the two.
I took the table/slide apart yesterday and tightened screws. For some reason screws were pretty loose. It took 2/3 of slop out. I still want to put cutting board material in there per Charlie's suggestion.
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:19 AM   #27
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Going to try these: $36.99 each; RV Wholesalers
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Durable 24" aluminum tripod base extends 24" and quickly converts most RV tables into outdoor tables. Folds to 4" x 16". Weighs only 2-1/2 lbs.
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:49 AM   #28
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That is way cheaper than Camping World's price. I have looked at these before, they are available all over the place, but it would seem they would raise the table height by a fair bit, up to 6", which would make it awkward for sitting at, especially if lawn chairs are used.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:28 PM   #29
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Am thinking of them for inside mostly; perhaps the tubes can be shortened. One of the reasons we like the u-shape dinette is the table isn't as unwieldy. We can store it easily in the back of the TV, but would like the option of using it occasionally- especially on our first camping Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:30 PM   #30
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Going to try these: $36.99 each; RV Wholesalers
Folding Table Leg Base

Durable 24" aluminum tripod base extends 24" and quickly converts most RV tables into outdoor tables. Folds to 4" x 16". Weighs only 2-1/2 lbs.
Sorry you missed when I was giving mine away!! Tried various table legs and these did raise too high, were still wiggly, and we're just as hard to remove the post. Just our experience... Would still recommend the free standing legs we and Ian use. (They are on our website. )
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