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Old 01-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Dining Table Mod

Here is our mod changing the dining table from the collapsable piece to a twin pedestal mount like the 2013 models.

We used standard hardware from our dealers part shop, painted the pieces black and installed it. It took about an hour and it works really well. Parts and paint were around $60.00.

Hope this helps someone else who is having fits with the collapsable table like we were.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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But what are you using for support when the the table is in the bed position?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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Nice job! Is your dinette in a slide, and if so, did you just screw the bases to the floor or did you reinforce underneath? Any problem with clearance?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:45 AM   #4
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IronJ, we never use the dinette for a bed so that was not a priority for us. You can remove the posts and put the top down to make the bed if you had to, my concern here is the thickness of the top and its strength just spanning the opening with the top. Maybe RVGuy can tell us if they used a different top material in the 2013's with this system or is it the same top with different hardware.

Timarti, we spoke with our tech at the dealership prior to screwing into the floor. It is a bonded floor with the top layer being a plywood from what we were told. I used #14 wood screws, 1" long and had good grip going in and no issues with clearence.
It feels very sturdy, 6 screws per base plate.
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IronJ, after looking at it I will need to add ledger boards around the edge of the seats to be able support the top in the bed configuration if we wanted to make this dinette convertable to a bed.

I didn't understand your question, sorry.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:53 AM   #6
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Timarti, I guess I should have answered your question also, yes, it is in the slide.

Way to early in the morning to be on my computer I guess.
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Here is graphic showing what else would need to be added to be able to still be able to convert this table in to a bed, I am still concerned about the strength of this top material.
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... we spoke with our tech at the dealership prior to screwing into the floor. It is a bonded floor with the top layer being a plywood from what we were told. I used #14 wood screws, 1" long and had good grip going in and no issues with clearence.
It feels very sturdy, 6 screws per base plate.
Prime Time's website says that it's Eternabond flooring has 2 layers of plywood on the topside. In my Lacrosse, this is 2 layers of 1/8" plywood that looks more like lauan as it has a thick centre core and VERY thin outside layers.

My freestanding dining table has already pulled the screws out of the floor in the slideout. The PT website says the slideout has 3 walls and the roof made from Eternabond and the "main floors" are Eternabond but doesn't refer to slideout floor so it may be different.

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After reading these posts my fingers are crossed. I hope I didn't use to large of a screw. With the base thickness and carpet I probably netted out 5/8" of actual penetration.
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HAAR - that should be sufficient penetration. However, it would be real easy to extend your slide room and verify they haven't penetrated thru the floor from the bottom.

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