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Old 05-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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Securing table in up position while travelling

I have a Shamrock 19 - same as Roo 19 - and have that table with foldable legs, that when lowered it becomes a bed.

Well, I enjoy having the table setup to use when travelling and stopping for a break, I have a bad back, have dropped the table on my foot a few times, have caught my fingers and have cursed many times putting it up...

Has anyone got a simple trick to tie down the legs so that it does not slide and move?

I am thinking maybe a piece of velcro, strategically placed... but how and where ?

Just looking for some ideas.

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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If I'm reading you correctly you have bench seats on either side of the table?

If so, you can drill holes (or attach screw eyes) on both sides of the base right below the cushions, then use two bungee cords to hold the table in place. Hook a bungee cord in one of the holes, pull over the table top and hook it on the other side. Two work best. The bungee cords will hold the table securely but also come off easily when you want to use the table.
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I leave mine up all of the time; I just lean it over onto the seat cushion on one side, and it has never moved while traveling, so far. Randy
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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Well, thank you both, I left mine up once and yes you are correct it barely moved.

The bungie cord is a GREAT idea. I'll try that.

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Old 05-24-2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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We left our up once and the leg lock on one side bent making it unusable. To answer the velcro works put a strip where the underside of the table meets the rail on the bench in the down position. Ours has about a 3 inch strip on each rail and is very secure when we travel.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Big pain putting it down. Bought 4 clips to clip legs to floor. If that doesn't work will try the bungee cord method.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #7
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Well the bungie cords held up very well - no issues whatsoever and my better half is so proud I did not use Velcro - as she gets very upset with me with too much Velcro here & there...

I screwed 2 little eyelets on the windows side, on that ledge that holds the table while down, with a short bungie under for the legs.

I then drilled 1/2 holes on that same ledge, on either side close the edge and use a longer bungie cord over the table.

Perfect.

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Old 05-24-2011, 02:48 PM   #8
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I just slide it to one side, lean it over on the seat cushion on the other side, and it stays put. The only way I can see that it could possibly move is to the side, then out onto the floor, but with the slide out in for traveling, there isn't much room for that to happen either. Randy
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:37 PM   #9
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Hey Randy...I do pretty much as you do. I just leave it standing up completely. I've not found it anywhere but where it is supposed to be when we get home. We just got tired like most people of putting it up and down.
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the spring under ours broke the fisrt time we went to drop it down, and ours is really unstable, dh is trying to figure out how to weld it or add a screw somewhere to stabilize it, but we have been using it as a comfy couch for now !!
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