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Old 08-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #1
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New Table for U Shaped Dinette

We have been annoyed by the amount of space the table mounts and legs take in the u-shaped dinette of our 5.0 Classic. We have watched people's different options: techfan's scissor leg table, someone else recently posted using only 1 leg, TV tables, side mounted folding trays, etc.
So we offer another option: mounting the original table top (with slider) onto the base for a 'hospital style' bedside table. Just completed this morning. There is a little wobble in it but not bad. When in the further back position , weight at the back might tip it but we might work on a fix for that...some temporary way to secure the base to the floor.
We don't ever use the dinette area as a bed but could still do so by removing to bolts from the bottom of the table. We'll see how this works out next time we hit the road.
We used this table: Drive Medical Non Tilt Top Overbed Table, Silver Vein: Health & Personal Care
mostly because it was the least expensive with decent reviews.
The table can be raised up but it seems to be perfect in the lowest possible position.
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Fran & Dave
2008 Escape 5.0
2011 Frontier Crew Cab Short Bed Pro4x
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:15 PM   #2
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Great job!

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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Very clever!
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:45 PM   #4
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Knowing that we really want a lounge, I will need to determine what the best width should be that could be permanently attached in the lower position and used as a place for sitting and dining or as a lounge. The typical width standard for the u shape is 15 inches. I think this is too narrow to lounge on. Many have been happy with 30 inches but I think this could be too wide to sit at. So my handy husband will be busy with a sheet of plywood cutting a few different sizes. I have been trying to reuse the Springfield but if I remove it I'll get a much clearer idea on alternative table sizes and can reposition it, again by playing with different scenarios once we determine the right back lounger size. Thanks for all the great ideas. That hospital table and snap 2 are both sounding pretty nifty. May have a Springfield available in Texas at a good price.
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