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Old 06-09-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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DX3 dinette table too high

We find that the dinette table is a bit high. We are all fairly tall but it seems like the table is chest high and would be more comfortable if it were 3-4 inches lower. I need to get a measurement and see how everyone's height is. Has anyone lowered it? Dealer said it might be possible with some fabrication.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:00 PM   #2
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Same exact thing with ours. Needs to be about 4" lower.

Haven't dove into the modification yet. Interested in responses.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:31 PM   #3
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viperdave....you're supposed to be lurking and not creating more work for me

This is something I have been looking in to. I think it is actually a combination of things.

1. The dream dinette is designed for a certain geometry. From floor to table height. However if there is wiring that runs along the wall, (wire chase) the mechanism gets set 1.5-2"" higher. That in an of itself is not a huge deal.
2. The dinette is a "sprung" system from our supplier. I think it may sit "too soft" so your normal 18" seat height, becomes more like 16".

Add those two things together and you get a table that is 4" too tall.

Just as an FYI. 30" is standard table height. Standard seat height is 17"-19", we assume 18" is ideal.

I was around when the Dream dinette got designed. We had a similar issue where the table height due to wire chase was too high. they came out with a modified geometry that set the table 2" lower, for situations when it had to be set higher. While I recall this situation 8 years ago, the supplier has been less than helpful in responding to this issue.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:32 PM   #4
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On a side note, you can adjust the lock...relocate it, so that the table stops...not at the top, but somewhere slightly lower. It has to do with the metal arm that fits into the white nylon block/stop.
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On a side note, you can adjust the lock...relocate it, so that the table stops...not at the top, but somewhere slightly lower. It has to do with the metal arm that fits into the white nylon block/stop.
That's more or less what I intended on doing when I got around to it.

That or just sit on phone books like the old days
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:56 AM   #6
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The phone book sounds like a good idea. You can find them on just about every street corner. We shipped them there just for cases like this.
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bc - sorry to be a pain...but your involvement in the forum will only make your product better and the owners happier.

I can totally understand how the table height could rise with the issue between the wire chase and a softer cushion and I will not just redrill into the wall to make sure I stay away from the wires. I'll look at your other suggestion to see if I can just make a stop at a lower height.

Thanks for the replies!

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I finally sat in our tonight and it's just as described. You really sink into the cushions. Think I might board up the bottom of the seat and get some stiffer foam.


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Old 06-11-2016, 08:37 AM   #9
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I cut off I believe 4",,, just be sure you cut the top,,,
and not the beveled end !!!
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:42 PM   #10
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I also cut mine down . Lowered the table to be even with the window. I put a strip of L Channel along the wall at the bottom of the window, just low enough that when the table top rest on it it ends up even with the window frame. This will give you also about 4 in more walk way. Then I removed the rear pedestal and brought the outside one further out towards the walk way. Now I only have one table leg to kick instead of two, I also do not put the table down for a bed, Just the Two of us, Oh ye don't forget to trim the pedestal down to the same height, take some off each end so it still fits in the mounts,.
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