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Old 07-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Work & Play Dinette Table - Replacement Option!

The OEM fold-up dinette table that came with my new Work & Play was flimsy and VERY cheaply made. Although it matched the existing countertops, it was VERY unstable (liquids constantly spilled out of cups/glasses), bowed in the middle (cheap particle board), and IMO unsafe due to the way the legs folded. Very easy to get your finger caught in the mechanism with potentially dire consequences.

I found a folding table at Sam's Club (stock #902280) that I slightly modified, that is lighter, safer, rugged (metal and industrial plastic), half the size when folded for traveling, very stable, and inexpensive (less than $40).

I permanently removed the bottom portion of the adjustable leg on the end that would be positioned next to the toy hauler wall (on top of the wheel well). Installed 1" rubber caps on the remaining empty tube ends. I temporarily removed the adjustable leg on the other end of the table and drilled two holes to allow the table's "locking pins" to properly position the height of the table to match the end resting on the wheel well (approx. 27 1/2 high).

Now I can enjoy my coffee





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Old 08-04-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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Wow, almost a hundred views and not one opinion or comment . . .
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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Very creative and nice work. This should save you some headaches for the reasons you stated. One thought though is the one leg on the wheel well looks pretty close to the edge and appears that a solid bump or push by someone sitting on the other side could push it over the edge making a mess or even burn someone if a hot dish is on the table.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Very creative and nice work. This should save you some headaches for the reasons you stated. One thought though is the one leg on the wheel well looks pretty close to the edge and appears that a solid bump or push by someone sitting on the other side could push it over the edge making a mess or even burn someone if a hot dish is on the table.
Batts-toy, thanks for the compliment and feedback!

You have a point about the one leg being close to the edge. The rubber end-cap does a surprisingly good job of preventing the table from moving, especially against that very abrasive coating they use on the Work & Play floor and wheel wells. Important to keep in mind it's a huge improvement over the OEM table which was unsafe and unusable IMO. However, if this is a concern, one does have the option of movng the table a few inches from the wall (away from the wheel well) and placing all 4 legs are on the main floor--problem solved.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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Awareness is half the battle in Safety. Another approach if you don't want to move the table out is install a small peice of wood or metal on the wheel well and secure it, to act as a block against side movement.

Enjoy!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #6
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My W&P has the 2 pipe insert in the floor
For my table that I did not get from the previous
Owner so I'm making one myself.
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WP_Owner,
I went to Wallyworld last night and bought 2 fold up tables similar to yours for outside use, thanks for the idea.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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Looks good. My wife uses these type of tables for her craft projects. Looks like we will get another for the W&P 18 EC.
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