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Old 07-03-2010, 01:08 AM   #1
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Dinette Table Mod

I just took delivery of a 2011 Flagstaff Micro Lite 23FB. My first mod is to do something about the wobbly dinette table w/ folding legs. I'm considering two different alternatives. One is to replace the folding legs with 2 pedestal legs, but I'm concerned that there may still be some wobble. The other is to use a wall bracket (similar to that used on the outdoor grill and table) at the window side and a folding leg on the other. I think this would be much more stable and would also have more open space underneath the table and on the floor. My only concern is mounting the wall bracket, since I have no experience with RV wall construction. I've seen posts about people just using wall anchors for this type of thing, but I can't imagine doing this without screwing into multiple studs...the table is fairly heavy. Can anyone tell me about the studs and wiring in Micro Lites, particularly in the area below the dinette window? Any other ideas and/or suggestions?
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:18 AM   #2
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I had an Aerolite Trailer once with this type dinette table. I left it in the raised position while on a long trip. A couple of the hardware screws pulled away from the wall a bit. I replaced the factory installed screws with Expanding Hollow Wall Anchor Screws. These are tuff screws and won't pull away.
Remember, the inside wall panels are 1/4" thick, foam center. There aren't many studs in place and I doubt you'll run into any wiring in that area.


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Thanks, Milzat. Apparently there's no problem with the foam in the wall cavity inhibiting the operation of the screw anchor? What's the depth of the wall cavity, or the maximum length screw anchor that I can use?
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Thanks, Milzat. Apparently there's no problem with the foam in the wall cavity inhibiting the operation of the screw anchor? What's the depth of the wall cavity, or the maximum length screw anchor that I can use?
Well, I tell ya.
The walls are 1-1/2" thick. I believe I used 1" Hollow Wall Anchors.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:50 PM   #5
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I had that table set-up in my Trailmanor. It was a good sturdy table......much better than the post table in my Surveyor.
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Thanks again, Milzat. I appreciate the help.
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