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Old 04-13-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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Table up while travelling?

I hate the swinging hinge mechanism on the table in our Roo 19

It would be great to just leave the table in the raised position while traveling, but I am worried that it will bounce around and the legs will scratch the front of the seat bases.

Does anyone have any experience, or done a mod, to travel with the table raised?

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Old 04-13-2016, 03:59 PM   #2
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Made the mistake of traveling with table up.

NEVER again.

Damaged cabinets.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:14 PM   #3
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Made the mistake of traveling with table up.

NEVER again.

Damaged cabinets.
I'm not sure the year of Dragon-Roo's hybrid, but I'm sure it's not the same mechanism as the one you have on your table Dan.
With this being said, my 23ws made the trip from Michigan to Maine with the table in up position, and it didn't move an inch.
Will I leave it in up or down position on my first trip........Still debating !

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Old 04-13-2016, 07:22 PM   #4
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We always travel with the table up. In our ikss, the island keeps the table in place while traveling. We drape a beach towel over the end of the table to keep it from scratching the island. No problems.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:12 PM   #5
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I hate that hinge too. I just turn the table upside down when we travel. We have a few things that we put on it and it works just fine.
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We always travel with the table up. In our ikss, the island keeps the table in place while traveling. We drape a beach towel over the end of the table to keep it from scratching the island. No problems.
^^ This ^^ Our "mod" is to throw a sleeping bag over the table so it doesn't scratch the cabinets. I have no idea how the mechanism even works to lower the table - never done it. Several thousand miles without any issues.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:03 AM   #7
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only once, it moved around but no damage. We always have ours down anyway, storage for the memory foam, gravity chairs and outside table.
(unless turtling is in the plans, then its made up as a bed)
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It's not the greatest design, for sure. I've had to 1. put WD-40 at the pivots to make it easier to raise and lower. 2. The little yellow release button came out repeatedly and I had to replace it with a screw on knob. 3. one the spot welds on the drag link connecting both ends of the trestle base broke and I had to put screws in both ends to prevent a reocurence. I transport it in down position. Not even a years worth of use!
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Hmmm... I am thinking maybe some velcro screwed to the wall to hold the near side of the table, combined with some 'bumpers' or padding on the ends of the legs so they can't scratch up the seat bases from side to side movement on the end away from the wall???
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:12 PM   #10
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No table down

I feel the same way about the table in our 23ss.

I screwed a small ( 1" long) U bracket on the wooden frame of the center seat. It sticks out less than /1/2" so it is not an issue.

I then use a bungie cord that I attach to the U bracket, wrap around the table leg several times, and attach the other end to the U bracket.

It allows for some movement but does not slam into the cabinets under the sink.
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