As promised, I'm posting a review of how the "wiggley table" performed during our outing last week. As we were packing up to leave for the four days of relaxation we had our doubts that the "L" brackets were going to be the total solution. What we found was two fold. First, as most know, the floor in the Mini Lite is not the most structurally sturdy exercise in engineering. So, to reduce a floor induced shake I put a sheet of 3/4 plywood between the floor and the table frame. This, to my mind, would provide a stable base for the table experiment to go forward. Secondly, the "L" brackets certainly secured the bottom section and top sections to the respective parts, it didn't keep the two hinged bits from moving ever so slightly. That movement was the down fall of the whole deal.
The mod did in fact reduce the wiggle to a large extent, but you would still have the inevitable refreshment accident due to the remaining table instability. But all was not a waste of time, resources and effort. As with most discoveries, the accidental item is the one that gives the best results.
So, our accident happened when the table was being supported on the plywood "spacer" and pushed against the window frame. We noticed that the edge of the table rested on the lip of the window frame and thusly it provided a solid point for the table to rest. Now there was no wiggle and the afternoon refreshments were safe. All became good in the world because the wiggle was gone.
Now for those that have followed this, there will be several that will remember others that have made this "discovery". To them I ask, "How did you secure a ledge to the wall under the window?" Using a stud finder, I was hard pressed to find much to fasten anything to.
Steve & Millie
2011 RAM 1500 Quad Cab 2wd Hemi 3:55 gear
Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2604WS