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Old 11-07-2014, 12:43 PM   #31
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Appreciate the quick reply and got the order cancelled. Still looking for the right solution for occasional table use inside.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:30 PM   #32
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It seems better to add to this thread than start a new one. So:

I'm about to temporarily raise the dinette floor in our 19, to match the raised dinette. I want to check how it works before raising the electrical panel and do the finish carpentry. My current question regards the tipsy table.

In the first post of this thread Charlie showed a leg support, and in post 22 Myron showed a similar modification. How well did this work? It should reduce the wobble but mostly at the front, and not do much for the top base slop. In your experience did the mod fix the problem?

I'm thinking of putting in three table legs, two spread apart at the front (of the trailer) and one to the rear as is now there. Three supports should stop the table from tilting. Then, if needed, apply the fix Charlie & Myron did to the two front legs. That should fix all degrees of freedom and create a solid table, but still readily removable.

The two front legs would take up more space, and partially block the outlet(s) at the front of the dinette. There are only two of us though and the table is more than large enough. The outlets can be moved when the panel is raised.

Also thinking of using flush mounting base similar to these since the floor will be raised enough.

I'm looking for input before I order either 2 or 3 of these legs.

Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:02 PM   #33
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It seems better to add to this thread than start a new one. So:

I'm about to temporarily raise the dinette floor in our 19, to match the raised dinette. I want to check how it works before raising the electrical panel and do the finish carpentry. My current question regards the tipsy table.

In the first post of this thread Charlie showed a leg support, and in post 22 Myron showed a similar modification. How well did this work? It should reduce the wobble but mostly at the front, and not do much for the top base slop. In your experience did the mod fix the problem?

I'm looking for input before I order either 2 or 3 of these legs.

Thanks.
The mod I did greatly stabilized the table; note there were two hangers used - above and below the rear brace, which made it easy to "capture" the rear leg all the way around (rear is against the brace.) While it's not "rock solid" it's now rigid enough that the binding of the ETI slide mechanism under the table is gone.
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:30 PM   #34
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I knew from sitting in the demo trailer that I didn't like the sloppy factory pedestals so I had my trailer delivered without the table pedestals installed.

I fabricated a table base out of 1" aluminum tube.

Aside from the slop in the factory pedestal the second thing that I didn't like was that the two pedestal bases took up a lot of the space where people like to put their feet.

I put the the front most legs hard up against the front wood panel. When I'm sitting in the dinette my feet don't end up playing footsies with the table legs. So I think you're on the right track and putting the legs as far forward as possible worked for me.

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Old 01-03-2015, 10:37 PM   #35
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My rear post cross-brace has also proved to be a good move. Table wobble now mostly a non issue. Also liking the brace available as extra shelf space.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:07 AM   #36
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We just added 3/4 ply on whole bottom . It slides smoother . Also added shelf across back . Helps table and it is handy .
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:17 PM   #37
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I made a shot at a three leg table. I combined it with the shelf concept though.


I put two flush mount table leg bases on the outsides of the shelf. Then rebuilt the table "platform" to mount on three legs. After shortening two table legs it all goes together. Much more stable than the original two post system. I'm very pleased with it.

Blow by blow description at the Raised Dinette thread.

Thanks for your help.
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Very interesting. Looks good.
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Can the table still be lowered to make the bed? From the photo, it appears the "platform" might come all the way to the table edge.
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Can the table still be lowered to make the bed? From the photo, it appears the "platform" might come all the way to the table edge.
I think you're right, there is a problem. I must have tried the fit before final assembly. I'll have to cut out the support rails to clear the wings of the "platform". I think that will fix it but the table might tilt for lack of support in the front. I may have to trim the "platform" back at the front and put a lip on the shelf to support the front of the table. It is fixable.

Thanks for the observation. I'd likely have found this in the middle of nowhere trying to set up the bed. Much easier to fix at home.
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