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Old 07-18-2013, 12:29 AM   #31
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I've never taken my table down either--way too much trouble. Escape now provides a bolt (about a quarter-inch in diameter) with a cap (hand turn) on it to screw through the slider base into the table thus stabilizing it for traveling.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:35 AM   #32
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Karen,
Are you referring to the front small dinette or the large rear dinette in the 15? Is it the double pedestal similar to the 19' ?
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:07 AM   #33
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I'm referring to the rear dinette with double pedestals. It was a difficult to take down (for a weakling such as I). I took it down to raise the back of it. The floor on the 15 slopes in the rear so the table slopes and I got tired of my pencils rolling onto the floor. I raised the rear of the table and then inserted toothpicks to keep it from wiggling in the base.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #34
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This may be a dumb question........ but why take the table down when traveling? We've never had an issue leaving it up so just having a wonder :-)
As mentioned, I always leave it up, and only drop it for the very rare occasions it has been needed as a bed. Never had any issues with it. I like the convenience of having it at the ready.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #35
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I forgot I had a picture of the bolt Escape now uses to stabilize the table when traveling. It was on the floor when I brought the trailer home. I e-mailed the pic to Tammy because I couldn't figure out what the heck it was and feared the whole trailer would collapse for lack of it. She said it was to keep the trailer from sliding back and forth while traveling and comes lose if not tightened adequately. I responded that, no, I was sure that they would use a bigger bolt than that for that function. My son figured out and Tammy later said that she meant table. At any rate it was a darned good laugh for me.

This bolt goes through the slider base and screws into the table; it keeps enough tension on the table to stabilize it.
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