Since our table fell on our brand new trailer last weekend, with just my two kids on it (35lbs and 45lbs), I'm going to get two lightweight tubes, just small enough to fit in the mounts, and cut them off so that when the table is in the down position, the poles will handle most of the weight instead of the cheesey, laminated particle board that is only stapled onto the booth. So, if the table is in the down position, it will be locked in place and supported by the short poles and the booth rails. Seems like the best of both worlds. A person could also easily cross drill the tops and bottoms of each and put a pin through them. Then there is no way it can pop up and come off, and the booth takes the wiggle out of it which could loosen the mounts. I'll probably try this when I get our trailer back from having all the tin put back on both sides.