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Old 03-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Possible dinette table mod

Here is a mod I am considering for the u-shaped dinette of my Roo 233s and i haven't even taken possession yet.

The table for the dinette has (from what I can see on the pictures) a set of fold our legs (pic 1). I can imagine a number of stubbed toes and tears as people (kids) shift along the bench seat to get to the back of the "U".

I think I may install a telescopic table leg for that table. The are available from marine shops (pic 2). The come in a variety of heights and travel lengths.

I have attached a marine application of the telescopic leg (Pic 3). This is a table that converts to a bed. Same as the RV application I am considering.

My only concerns are:
1. Can the telescopic leg be attached to the slide our floor.

2. If I install it attached to the floor then the position is fixed and permanent
ie. I can not use that table outside

Any thoughts??

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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The table in our 233S (same as yours) is adequate, but wobbles quite a bit. Drinks are sure to be spilled with the slightest bump to the table. My understanding is that the slide that the dinette sits on will not accomodate those type of pedestals for the table. I'll be curious to see if you are able to make that mod.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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The table in our 233S (same as yours) is adequate, but wobbles quite a bit. Drinks are sure to be spilled with the slightest bump to the table. My understanding is that the slide that the dinette sits on will not accomodate those type of pedestals for the table. I'll be curious to see if you are able to make that mod.
I know the DW will make me live with the TT for a while before we do any mods, maybe until the warranty runs out.

The telescoping table legs are not cheap. $200 to $500 depending on if they are manual or Gas Assist rising.

There is one on Seascrew.com that is marketed for RV (caravan) applications.
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I have considered attaching the adjustable leg to a larger, heavier base, perhaps a metal plate base. Like a restaurant table to help keep it stable without attaching it to the floor
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
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I'd really make sure the permanent pedestal mount can be attached without effective the slide (as mentioned above).

FWIW - we have never take our table outdoors while camping.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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We have the same table in our 21BH. The table was almost to wobbly to use. I bought 8 4" L brackets and attached them to the table where the legs meet the horizontal feet and table top. It stiffened it up allot. I used screws to attach the brackets and painted them black when done. Be sure to have good drill bits because the metal legs were hard to drill through.
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I should add that you will do well to live with it for awhile. We rarely eat indoors anyway, so its almost a moot point for us. OTOH, it would provide more leg room and that would be useful if you find your family at the table often.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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We'd have no issue with the table being permanently attached on a pedestal without the ability to lower it. I haven't yet gotten underneath to look at where the bolts would attach and if they would clear the slide. I believe it was my dealer who told me the pedestal legs won't work on the slide dinette.
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We have a 2304s but same table, we ended up putting wood screw on legs on our table, it is very sturdy and we don't hit our legs on that folding contraption, although we did put it on our counter extension so it is now movable about the trailer. We even use it as a table to give us more room in u dinette.
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Shasta dinette has these legs but not telescopics.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone.

This is a pic of the mod I am thinking of doing - you gotta love photoshop!

telescoping table leg attached to table and large stabilizing plate.

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