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Old 08-09-2021, 12:41 PM   #1
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Dining table

I have a 2020 sandpiper 379 flok. The screws securing the dining table to the floor work loose. Does anyone know if these are wood screws or are they machine screws that attach to a nut under the floor?
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Old 08-09-2021, 01:07 PM   #2
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In other rigs I've mucked with, they've all been wood screws.
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:26 PM   #3
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My 2021 Sandpiper 5th wheel has wood screws. I know because the table fell over when the two (!) screws from under the mounting plate securing it (or not) to the center post came out.
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Old 12-22-2021, 07:54 PM   #4
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MikeAnnette,
Is yours a dinning table and chairs, or is your table mounted on a center pole? Every 5th wheel we have had, (three now picking up fourth soon) has had the table table mounted on a center pole, and that is a bad design. Ours all came loose, and we fighting screws, replacing screws, and cursing them. Our new Sandpiper we are picking up next week, has a dinning table and chairs. I hope we are not dealing with the same issue.
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The screws securing the dining table to the floor work loose. Does anyone know if these are wood screws or are they machine screws that attach to a nut under the floor?
I'm really not trying to be intentionally snarky - - but I don't understand the reason for the question. If they are working loose just pull one out and look at it. It's not hard to tell a wood screw from a machine screw.

If they are wood screws, remove them (one at a time) and squirt a little epoxy into the hole and tighten them down. (If the hole is reamed out too much you may want to go to the next larger size screw)

If they are machine screws, remove them (one at a time) and squirt a little Permatex on them (I would use blue - medium strength) and reinstall them.
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Old 12-23-2021, 10:41 AM   #6
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The only thing that has worked for me is using angle brackets on all four sides of the central pole. I used 3"x3" brackets. The dealer and I tried wood glue, epoxy, and more screws. It's just a really bad design.
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Old 01-31-2022, 10:35 PM   #7
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Go to Lowe's and get #14 x 2 IN Flat Phillips screws. That seemed to have done the trick for me, and it did not pierce through the floor all the way to the outside.
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