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Old 06-11-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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Travel with table up or down?

I am getting ready for about a 7,000 mile road trip from Florida to Washington, down the Pacific coast and back east. My previous camper had a folding table which had to be secured. This camper has the two pole mount and then then lowers to sit on a lip on the dining room bench to make a bed.

When traveling should I leave the table in the up position on the posts or lower it? It seems to me that the table will have a lot of movement as we bounce down the road and will eventually work loose.

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Old 06-11-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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We have a 2 post table, and have never had a problem with it toppling while traveling.


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Old 06-11-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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I don't have an answer, but thanks for asking - I was curious about the same with our 3-post table.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:45 PM   #4
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When we had those kinds of tables, we always put them down to prevent possible loosening of the pedestals. Why chance asking for problems? Call it preventive maintenance.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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We have the crappy folding leg table. We travel with it up and use a bungee cord to keep it from banging around and the (stupid) drawers from opening.

Hook to one drawer handle, around the table leg, and hook to other drawer handle.

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Old 06-11-2014, 05:31 PM   #6
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Table down.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:01 PM   #7
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I have a two pole table and I store one of the kids bike under it. It fits very nice and nothing moves around.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:44 PM   #8
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When we had our travel trailer we had a two pole table and always traveled with it up. Never had a problem.
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I accidently left ours down for a short trip and it slid out and hit the cabinets. Will always make sure it is up now before traveling.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:57 PM   #10
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As a kid my parent's TT had the 2-pole (or was it 1 pole?) table. Always traveled with it up. My TT has the folding legs, so we travel with it down.

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