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Old 06-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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wobbley dinnette table legs

I'm looking for information about how some folks have solved the issue of wobbly dinette tables in the MINI-LITE trailers. There was a lot of discussion a couple of years ago about this but I haven't been able to find out what the original participants did to solve the problem. If stevieboy, yvesm, herk 7769 or frankm are still on-board could you let us know how you made out fixing this frustration. I'm getting tired of wasting good wine because of a poor design. Thanks
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Well, so far nothing.

Lots on my radar right now.
It has been a low priority.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Our solution was to remove the fold-up legs and put 2 posts and then mount the round supports to the table and the floor. Just remember to not use too long of screws on the table part because you can see where the screws are, but they didn't go all the way through. I really like our option a lot better because now we don't have our wine or beer spill (or food), plus the table doesn't fall over. Good luck.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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Our solution was to remove the fold-up legs and put 2 posts and then mount the round supports to the table and the floor. Just remember to not use too long of screws on the table part because you can see where the screws are, but they didn't go all the way through. I really like our option a lot better because now we don't have our wine or beer spill (or food), plus the table doesn't fall over. Good luck.
When we first ventured out after the TT purchase the table was the thing that drew our ire. FR should never allowed such a poor design to get out of the "back room"!!!!

Anyway your solution was foremost in our minds for implementing this spring but before tackling such a permanent change we thought we would ask others what they did.

A couple of questions if we may:
1. how did you fasten the floor mount? I'm a bit concerned about
the structure of the Mini-Lite floor, and

2. can you post some pic's of you project.

Looking forward to getting rid of that monster...
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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maggiek, don't know exactly what you have but I did look up your floor plan and see that you have a table against the outside wall. Wobbly tables are common in RVs. Firstly, I wouldn't try the two-leg setup that has flanges that attach to the floor and under the table. They are wobbly as all get out. We had them and I did a mod. that is really great.

I agree, what the factories put out sometimes is a pretty poor design, but somehow the stuff gets "standardized" in RVs.

I removed the original legs and flanges and bought an RV table bracket and leg at a local shop. Made up a wood ledger strip to affix the "female" bracket to the outside wall and another strip that I attached to the end of the table for the "male" side of the bracket. Then I attached the folding leg to the underside of the table using a block. To remove the table, you fold the leg in and lower the end of the table down and it comes away from the wall. Simple and low cost. Rock solid. No more spilled drinks.
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