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Old 11-28-2022, 07:39 AM   #1
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Dinette table

Does anyone else have this problem?

When I am traveling and have my dinette in bed mode the table always slides out and ends up crashing into our stove and ends up on the floor. I even had my bikes on the dinette and it still came out.

I would travel with my dinette in bed mode in my other RV and never had the table move an inch. Has anyone else experienced this? If so how would I resolve it besides keeping it in dinette mode when traveling.
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:27 AM   #2
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There's always a couple tabs of the industrial hook and loop fastener. Like what you'd use to secure a toll way transponder to your windshield . You can get this type of velcro at any walmart
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:52 PM   #3
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Another member here used PVC plastic pipe to make short leg(s) for the table when used as a bed for more weight support. That would also stop the table from sliding out.
A second method would be to add little wood stops on the outside bench lip.
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Does anyone else have this problem?



When I am traveling and have my dinette in bed mode the table always slides out and ends up crashing into our stove and ends up on the floor. I even had my bikes on the dinette and it still came out.



I would travel with my dinette in bed mode in my other RV and never had the table move an inch. Has anyone else experienced this? If so how would I resolve it besides keeping it in dinette mode when traveling.
It's always helpful if you posted what year, make and model number of your Cherokee. Or put that information in your profile or signature.
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We had an older Pop-Up that had a similar issue.

My fix was to drill a hole at each outboard end of the rail the table sits on and drop a pin/bolt in so the table edge couldn't slide out the rail past the pin/bolt. My table had 45º corners so when the table was down there was just enough rail sticking out where the pin/bolt could go.

A friend used a bungie cord with a couple eye hooks into the side dinette cabinets to keep this from happening.
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We had an older Pop-Up that had a similar issue.

My fix was to drill a hole at each outboard end of the rail the table sits on and drop a pin/bolt in so the table edge couldn't slide out the rail past the pin/bolt. My table had 45º corners so when the table was down there was just enough rail sticking out where the pin/bolt could go.

A friend used a bungie cord with a couple eye hooks into the side dinette cabinets to keep this from happening.
Or you could put the pins slightly further back and put matching holes in the bottom side of the tabletop. Do it this way:

Cut two 1/2" or 3/4" segments from a 16d nail or 1/8" steel rod.
Drill blind holes to match the pins in the side rails that support the tabletop. Make them just deep enough so that half the pin is exposed.
Insert the pins in the holes.
Put the tabletop in place and press down, to produce dents in the underside, from the pins.
Take the tabletop out, turn over, and drill blind holes, just deep enough that the pins are completely accepted when it sits on the side rails. Use care to not go all the way through.
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