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Old 08-06-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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Retrofitting a pole mounted dinette table

Has anyone retrofitted their vertical sliding dinette table to a removable pole mounted table? Maybe 2 poles one for dining and a shorter one for making the dinette into a bed? The present Table is inconvenient while traveling with 2 kids in car seats. Thanks!


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Old 08-06-2015, 02:58 PM   #2
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I've done it on travel trailers. All you need is two bases (the cups), one mounts under the table and the other mounts on, or in the floor, and the pole / tube sections at the heights you want.

The Slide Out Floor: Be careful where you mount the base on the floor, you don't want to hit anything under it. Since your dinette is on a slide out you may be able to use a recessed base that mounts flush with the floor. Measure the distance between the slide floor and the real floor to see if you have enough clearance with the slide retracted. If not you can still use the non-recessed style cup that just screws to the floor.

The Table: Before mounting the base on the underside of the table you may want to glue a piece of wood on it first. A piece of 1/2 inch plywood 8"X8" centered on the table bottom should do the trick. That gives you more depth for the screws holding the base to the table top. Make sure the screws you use are short enough they won't poke through the table top.

Since the "R" offers an optional couch and pedestal table, in lieu of the dinette, you should have plenty of room to mount the table.

My local dealer and Camping World stock all the parts you need. This should be around a $20-30 modification.
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Has anyone retrofitted their vertical sliding dinette table to a removable pole mounted table? Maybe 2 poles one for dining and a shorter one for making the dinette into a bed? The present Table is inconvenient while traveling with 2 kids in car seats. Thanks!


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Why can't you just lower the table and install the car seats to the "D" rings?
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Why can't you just lower the table and install the car seats to the "D" rings?

When we stop while traveling it would be nice to sit at the dinette. Unfortunately because of a rear facing infant seat we need to slide the table all the way down which then prevents anyone from sitting on the opposite side. With the table removed this would make stops more comfortable.


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When we stop while traveling it would be nice to sit at the dinette. Unfortunately because of a rear facing infant seat we need to slide the table all the way down which then prevents anyone from sitting on the opposite side. With the table removed this would make stops more comfortable.


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Old 08-08-2015, 11:42 AM   #6
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Dinette table coversion

Hi. Just like Wayne posted, you can get the cups and posts at any RV dealer or online at Amazon. If you can install furring strips on the dinette to support the table top you will not need shorter posts (your preference). My only suggestion is to keep all the original parts to restore the dinette to original because dealers get very negative when you modify a floor plan (from personal experience). You can get surface mount or flush mount cups to suit your preference.
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:33 PM   #7
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I have a 2015 Coachmen Prism 24G. This model comes with a small dining table mounted on a single post, with 2 floor cups to mount it for eating or when driving with the slide in.
The table is very rickety and unstable. I have been trying to figure out a way to make it more stable when in use.
Has anyone else come up with a solution to this problem? I have thought of adding extra posts to the table, or using a tripod instead of the bottom cup, such as this: Porta-Leggs.
Here is another potential solution: a locking post:
Sequoia Table Leg System - ITC TL4200-27-D - Table Accessories - Camping World.
Any other ideas?
Thanks
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