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Old 10-14-2020, 12:41 PM   #1
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Folding dinette table replacement

We have a 2012 Flagstaff V-Lite Trailer with a collapsible table. It's been a nightmare since we got it (used) and the previous owner even admitted it. The front of the bench seats were scratched when we bought it. On our last trip it actually totally broke and we had to hold the table on our knees to eat. Before we take it out again we need to either replace the metal folding mechanism or figure out something that is easier to use. We have a slide-out bed so leaving the table up is not an option, when traveling. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:07 PM   #2
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We have a 2012 Flagstaff V-Lite Trailer with a collapsible table. It's been a nightmare since we got it (used) and the previous owner even admitted it. The front of the bench seats were scratched when we bought it. On our last trip it actually totally broke and we had to hold the table on our knees to eat. Before we take it out again we need to either replace the metal folding mechanism or figure out something that is easier to use. We have a slide-out bed so leaving the table up is not an option, when traveling. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
So, what's your question? Is it broken or you just cant figure it out?
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pictures work well. Broken doesn't help much! Replacement mechanism for the tables can be bought as an assembly from Lippert [LCI] . All pivot points should get a drop of oil and the mechanism exercised enough to make it smoothly operate. I had to repair mine too. A weld had cracked on the drag link. Not 1st time I heard of it. You could weld it or as I did , hold the cracked areas weldment into tight alignment with a vise grip then drill and tap 2 holes, and thread a couple 8-32 screws through the tapped holes and add a jamb nut if that makes any sense to you. Then remove the clamps, but not until you drilled, tapped and threaded both fasteners in. Been using mine that way for 6 years. Works perfectly. If you weld it , you'd probably want to refinish the area because the paint will be burnt. How handy are you?Now,what exactly is your issue?
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