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Old 10-28-2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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Table brace & foot rest

Wife hates the wiggly table in our 21. My long legs like a foot rest. Combining the two into one solution using plumbing pipe supports and a T-shaped board across the rear of the trailer to capture the rear table post - board in the rear and the J-hooks for both sides and front (one mounted on top and one mounted below the board.)

Board will be secured to both benches with threaded wooden inserts in the bench rails to use machine threaded truss screws so it's quick to take down when the grandkids need a place to sleep.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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Question U shaped dinette movement

I have the U shaped dinette in my 21'. There is a lot of left right slop between the post and top sliding mechanism. I am looking for suggestions? Any help!
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:51 AM   #3
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Hi skiman if I think I understand you on my 19 ft to strengthen the slide (it moves more easier) and doesn't kind of hang down I added A 3/4 piece of plywood on top of the orignal ply . I removed the table post holders and then put back on my ply. Now because it is very strong moves much better . I don't know if this will help you if this is what you mean .
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Another reason to get the "U" dinette with the smaller sliding table, no slop movement. In my 19 I had this issue and did not want a repeat problem. I wonder why Escape did not continue with the original plan with the table attaching to the rear wall with a single fold down led as show in the website pictures. It is a non sliding table but perhaps with less slop involved.
Is everyone locking their table while under tow, the side to side movement may be also contributing to the slop issue.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:11 AM   #5
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I have the U shaped dinette in my 21'. There is a lot of left right slop between the post and top sliding mechanism. I am looking for suggestions? Any help!
I have always hated the pedestal type table legs, they are not stable (wiggle a lot), and are often difficult to convert the table to a bed with my bad back. I searched high and low until I found the perfect solution for me. I have had these legs in both my Boler and Casita for the past 2 years. The table in the Boler is 36" square and 3/4" thick (re: heavy). Every day we convert the dining area into a bed and back, with this leg system I can raise and lower the table with one hand. It is also very stable and as a bonus the table is free standing so it can be moved outside. The only negative some people may find is that it has to be in a lowered position and secured for travel to hold it in place

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Ian, is the table still "magic" and slides over for ease of egress and entrance?
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Sorry Carl, I missed your comment on your "U" dinette, did you try switching your legs. Is the slop in the slide mechanism or the table itself? I lock my table for travel, that may help.
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Ian, is the table still "magic" and slides over for ease of egress and entrance?
yes we had ETI leave the slide mechanism on the table so we anticipate this will make access easier but I cannot tell you for sure as we have not taken delivery or tested it in our Escape yet. On both the Boler and Casita we did not incorporate a slide, we simply move the entire table slightly sideways to improve access.
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That cross brace for the back table post is a great idea. I'm not so happy with the sliding table either and have been thinking about shortening mine 6 inches at the wall just to make it easier to sit at the street side seat.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:34 AM   #10
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I'm looking for a better slide mechanism than the plastic track thingy ETI uses. Not really sure what that part is designed for, but it isn't straight enough on my table to be called a "slide."

Has anyone seen one of these locking legs?

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I'm looking for a better slide mechanism than the plastic track thingy ETI uses. Not really sure what that part is designed for, but it isn't straight enough on my table to be called a "slide."

Has anyone seen one of these locking legs?

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We have never had an issue with the slide, though we don't have or use any locking hardware. Never an issue, and it travels 99% of the time as a table.

While we are not bothered too much by the wee bit of wobble, something solid would not be a bad idea. I kinda like the look of those pedestals, and not too bad of a price either. Shipping to Canada might be another matter though.
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I'm looking for a better slide mechanism than the plastic track thingy ETI uses. Not really sure what that part is designed for, but it isn't straight enough on my table to be called a "slide."
I'm a little puzzled why your slide doesn't work for you. Mine seems OK. The major slop was because of that horrible tube and base. The primary problem being the very poor sloppy fit of the taper into the base. Definitely not a morse taper.

Have you examined yours to see if maybe it was an installation problem? I guess for a super smooth slide one could try installing a full extension drawer slide.

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Have you examined yours to see if maybe it was an installation problem? I guess for a super smooth slide one could try installing a full extension drawer slide.
I like the idea of a bit of friction, so that it doesn't slide too easy, especially when you are not ready for it.
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Another interesting table observed in a Parkliner at the NOG the beginning of October. Uses the standard wall mount and folding single leg but has a full slide underneath that is pushed back when the table is folded in half. It gives a lot of room when in 1/2 mode but still lots of room. Set up can be done with people already seated.
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Another interesting table observed in a Parkliner at the NOG the beginning of October. Uses the standard wall mount and folding single leg but has a full slide underneath that is pushed back when the table is folded in half. It gives a lot of room when in 1/2 mode but still lots of room. Set up can be done with people already seated.
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Finished the table mods - added a leftover Destaco clamp at the rear of the table and trashed the ETI locking knob. Used brass threaded inserts to secure the footrest/brace so I can remove/install with #8 machine screws instead of wood screws. Stiffened things up so well the ETI slides don't chatter/bind up anymore (a tad of Lithium grease no doubt helps.)
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Another interesting table observed in a Parkliner at the NOG the beginning of October. Uses the standard wall mount and folding single leg but has a full slide underneath that is pushed back when the table is folded in half. It gives a lot of room when in 1/2 mode but still lots of room. Set up can be done with people already seated.
Looks a lot like the one I built for my Scamp several years ago

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Looks a lot like the one I built for my Scamp several years ago

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Also very nice! I like these ideas because they allow for a big table, but are essentially extremely sturdy. I almost wish I had chosen to do something like this but I did not have ETI install the blocking necessary to mount the table to the wall.
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Sorry Carl, I missed your comment on your "U" dinette, did you try switching your legs. Is the slop in the slide mechanism or the table itself? I lock my table for travel, that may help.
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.
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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.
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.
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