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Old 03-13-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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Table stability’s

We have the 21’ trailer with the large rectangular table. Love the fact that the table will slide side-to-side for easy access to seating. Also love that table can be secured in one spot for traveling with the tightening screw/bolt lock. However, when we are sitting at the table and likely to be jumping in and out for various reasons, we like to leave the tightening screw lock loose/undone to facilitate ease of access. This means that the table has a tippy unstable feeling if elbow weight is placed on one side or the other.

Has anyone figured out a simple way to stabilize the table from tipping?
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:38 PM   #2
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Yes, it's been the subject of a lot of threads and many folks have gone different ways for solutions.

Some like me felt the wobble in the showroom demo and said to skip installing the table, I'll do my own base.

Some searching should turn up several different solutions.

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:08 PM   #3
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We have the 21’ trailer with the large rectangular table. Love the fact that the table will slide side-to-side for easy access to seating. Also love that table can be secured in one spot for traveling with the tightening screw/bolt lock. However, when we are sitting at the table and likely to be jumping in and out for various reasons, we like to leave the tightening screw lock loose/undone to facilitate ease of access. This means that the table has a tippy unstable feeling if elbow weight is placed on one side or the other.

Has anyone figured out a simple way to stabilize the table from tipping?
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:41 PM   #4
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Dicor slider dimensions

What are the overall dimensions of the Dicor slider and what is the "travel distance" in each direction?
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:31 PM   #5
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If it is just undoing the screw that makes your table unstable, I found if you put a third piece of plywood between the other two that I it tightens the table up by putting a little tension on the sliders. This takes up any slack in the sliders making for a more stable table. Glue the new slider ply to the leg ply and let it slide on the table ply.

Many find it is a combination of things that also includes leg movement in the sockets.

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Old 03-15-2019, 07:54 PM   #6
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“Has anyone figured out a simple way to stabilize the table from tipping?“

Yes.

Here is my simple, low cost solution to stabilizing the factory table .

I ordered these tension rods to use in the medicine cabinet to keep stuff from falling out. They do a good job.

I was looking for an inexpensive and simple way to stabilize the table. Used two of the tension rods on the table leg closest to the back. They keep the leg straight up. No more wobble.
Since it’s just the two of us, the tension rods don’t get in the way. Plus you can hang little stuff on them to dry.

Not elegant, not pretty. All it does is work.

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Old 03-15-2019, 08:06 PM   #7
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I was looking for an inexpensive and simple way to stabilize the table. Used two of the tension rods on the table leg closest to the back. They keep the leg straight up. No more wobble.
That is only part of the problem. The play in the factory plastic slide is considerable especially without the table centered and the tightening screw snugged down. As many of us know one solution is a Springfield pedestal mated with a Dicor slide, but we are talking considerable $$$.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:53 AM   #8
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For a large table the Springfield pedestal alone is probably the best solution as you will get noticeable improvement by eliminating the plastic slide. The Dicor 4 way slide is not as useful for the large table as the size of the table impedes travel.
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If it is just undoing the screw that makes your table unstable, I found if you put a third piece of plywood between the other two that I it tightens the table up by putting a little tension on the sliders. This takes up any slack in the sliders making for a more stable table. Glue the new slider ply to the leg ply and let it slide on the table ply.

Many find it is a combination of things that also includes leg movement in the sockets.

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I'm back to your original modification. What material did you use as the bottom plate that covers the screw holes on the floor? Thanks jn
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If you are just looking to cover the holes left by the twin legs, Home Depot sells a laminate repair kit, worked for me.
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