Re: Dining table/bed How to use with 'ease'
I share your frustration. We likewise take the table up and down on a near daily basis and it can be a difficult chore. Our solution, though not the best, attacks the two problems I see with the table. First, the weight of the table combined with the awkward angle is a back problem waiting to happen. Second, is the alignment of the metal tubes. It is really a two person job to balance the table and at the same time insert the top in the tubes.
Our solution has been to remove the tube mounts from the floor and the table bottom. At the same time I removed the slider. In its place, I installed folding RV table legs, three in number. The legs are alumnium and have reduced the weight of the table by 1/3rd. In principal we now have a card table arrangement. The legs run from $15-25 depending on finish, material and type of hinge.
Much easier to raise and lower, more wobbly, probably needs to be in the bunk position for travel and now a one person job.
Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'