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Old 05-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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dinette folding leg and table

My dinette table is driving me nuts. When in the up position i can't seem to get a tight enough fit with the mount up against the wall. They bend easily, and are cheap. The rattle as we drive is maddening. Additionally the single fold up leg keeps ripping out of the particle board underneath. Working with my dealer is painful and not worth the aggravation to go the warranty route. I'm looking to take care of this on my own. I've searched some modifications on the site, but none seem similar to my setup. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:50 AM   #2
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Definitely not a very well thought out piece. Ours was out of level by 1-1/4". I cut the leg down just to level the thing. I also replaced the plastic clips at the wall that are supposed to keep the pivoting rod in place. I used some 1/4" hard masonite to make 2 new pieces so the rod wouldn't slip out of the bracket. Mine isn't a problem when we drive down the road but it is wobbly when you use it. I've seen on here where someone with another type unit bought the poles and mounting cups for the floor to replace the bracket. It is still functional as a bed when you remove the posts and lay it down on the wood.


http://store.jandsrvparts.com/table-legs-and-bases.html

This is what they used to replace the original FR bracket.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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Yea the whole hinge brackets on the wall and leg in my way really bugged me too. I could never get it to sit solid. I replaced all that with a dream dinette setup.

It cost me about $125. I screwed my existing table top to the dream dinette frame. I had to add a piece of wood under the table top and cut a couple notches in the back but it works great.

Here is a link to the company that makes it. You can call them to order it. You'll need to give them a bunch of measurements.
Cass Hudson Co.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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That Is I think exactly what I'm looking for! My only question is screwing in to the wall. Was that an issue? What's there to screw in to. Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:34 AM   #5
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The Dream Dinette has a ton of screw holes. I put a screw into each and every one. It felt like most of them went into solid wood. There seemed to be quite a bit of structure inside the wall there.

The table is very solid. So solid that people love to push themselves up from the dinette by pushing down on the edge of the table. It drives me crazy. But so far it hasn't budged from the wall.
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Yea the whole hinge brackets on the wall and leg in my way really bugged me too. I could never get it to sit solid. I replaced all that with a dream dinette setup.

It cost me about $125. I screwed my existing table top to the dream dinette frame. I had to add a piece of wood under the table top and cut a couple notches in the back but it works great.

Here is a link to the company that makes it. You can call them to order it. You'll need to give them a bunch of measurements.
Cass Hudson Co.
It looks like FR has gone to this company or is now using something similar. They posted pictures on FB of the new 335DS and the picture of the dinette shows something very similar. It definitely has to be way sturdier than the one we have.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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Just ordered my dream dinette today! Hope to have it installed by next week.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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Just ordered and installed the Dream Dinette frame. Had it done in no time, and ready for our vacation last week to the Chesapeake. Thanks so much for the suggestion to go this route. The DW loves the ease of use. It's sturdy, and quiet over the road. What an awesome modification. Thanks.
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Would you post any photos you have and I did not see which motor home you have. Where did you order the table from, I followed one link and sent an email and never got a response, maybe your link will help. I need one also as the standard table is junk and I need to replace. Thanks so much in advance. Dan,
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #10
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We are traveling this weekend. I should be able to send you some pics then. In the mean time just check out the link JSUTHERL posted above. The company is Case Hudson, or Google the Dream Dinette. They were very helpful on the phone. All you need to do is give them some measurements. It was a very easy modification. Contact me directly if you have any questions about the install. Good luck.
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