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Old 02-22-2021, 05:54 PM   #1
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Counter Extension Question

We just recently noticed that our flip-up counter extension (installed by ETI) by the kitchen sink, easily sways back and forth (with just the slightest touch of a finger), when in the down position. We realize this makes it super easy to lift and lock into place since there is zero resistance. By the way, we like and use this nice little counter extension a lot when doing dishes!

This realization, however, made us think...how much does this little counter extension rock back and forth, hitting the counter, over and over while under tow?... Especially during city driving? All those starts and stops...Hmmmm We know it's not a big deal but we just prefer to have everything secure, if possible.

So, for now, we decided to add one more item to our departure check list: Lift counter extension to the up (locked) position during travel. Now we feel a bit better knowing it's not moving back and forth and secure in place.

However, all this to say, we are curious if anyone here has figured out a way to secure their counter extension (so it doesn't move) when in the down position? Perhaps with something simple like velcro? hook loop hardware? strap? bungee? clip? magnets?...

My apologies if this has already been addressed here, just couldn't find anything. Thanks in advance! -Bea
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Old 02-22-2021, 06:10 PM   #2
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Maybe a little block on the bottom of the shelf with the magnetic latch and the plate screwed to the cabinet.
I will have to check ours.
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Maybe a little block on the bottom of the shelf with the magnetic latch and the plate screwed to the cabinet.
I will have to check ours.
Hi Eggscape, What a good idea! Love all your mods, so if you pursue this... would love to see how you do it. Now to hunt and gather at HD. Thanks again for this suggestion! -Bea
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I went out and took a look at the table action and yes it could swing forward and back to rest unrestricted. A little extra unnecessary wear and tear and I would be concerned if I were off-roading the trailer regularly.

In the down position the support bars scissor together. A simple little hole though both would keep the top from swinging. It is hard to get some good light on the bars but a hole in this position would work...about 3/4s the way up I would think for the best results. Start the hole straight on then when you get a little dimple, raise the back of the drill a bit to make the hole on a downward angle. This will aid the pin in staying in place.

If the idea does not work...then not a big financial outlay has been lost.
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I went out and took a look at the table action and yes it could swing forward and back to rest unrestricted. A little extra unnecessary wear and tear and I would be concerned if I were off-roading the trailer regularly.

In the down position the support bars scissor together. A simple little hole though both would keep the top from swinging. It is hard to get some good light on the bars but a hole in this position would work...about 3/4s the way up I would think for the best results. Start the hole straight on then when you get a little dimple, raise the back of the drill a bit to make the hole on a downward angle. This will aid the pin in staying in place.

If the idea does not work...then not a big financial outlay has been lost.
Yet, another excellent suggestion, Eggscape! Hummm...not sure what we'll do, but you've given us some nice possible solutions here. Thank you! -Bea
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