Originally Posted by DocRob
In the older models they used posts with pedestals to support the dinettes. I'm not sure if the floor in these ultra lights will allow for this retrofit but I've got a couple of posts from another project and I would like to give it a try. Has anyone used these pedestal posts in newer Roo's? The table in my Roo 17 is OK but it's still new and doubt that it will go the distance.
Early on we swapped out the unreliable folding mechanism in the 21SS for a couple of surface mount posts. Worked perfectly. It was more stable and it gave us more leg room. (I was always scraping my knee on the front edge of that dang thing.) You just have to be careful to select screw lengths that won't go all the way through the floor of the slide out. (And not be bashful with a dead-blow hammer to seat those posts. . .)
We liked this setup so well we stole the parts from our 21SS before trade-in and reinstalled them in the 23IKSS. Luckily I had saved the original mechanism so I could reinstall it if needed. (Well, the truth is I don't throw much of anything away. . .)
Now this assumes you don't use the dinette for a bed for anyone but young'uns. The table top doesn't seem strong enough to hold very much weight without the folding hardware to support it. Since no one in my family has been small enough to fit in that space for almost 20 years there was certainly no loss of function for us.
2016 Roo 23IKSS / 2011 Tahoe
2011 Roo 21SS / 2011 Tahoe
2006 Bayside / 2006 4Runner
1999 SantaFe / 2001 Sienna
1967 Nimrod / 1998 Outback