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Old 04-16-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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How to Fix Spring Loaded Dinette Table

I recently acquired a Rockwood 2304 S with the large circular dinette. The table bounces. I tightened the springs but it still moves around. Any ideas about how to firm it up without replacing the legs?
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:38 AM   #2
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I recently acquired a Rockwood 2304 S with the large circular dinette. The table bounces. I tightened the springs but it still moves around. Any ideas about how to firm it up without replacing the legs?
I have a 2304ks and the table had the folding legs, which were a pain.We were constantly hitting our feet and table was wobbly.I purchased 4 bases and 2 pedestal legs to replace. Now i do not have to take down when travelling. The $40.00 was well worth it. Also table is very sturdy now. Good Luck
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I have a 2304ks and the table had the folding legs, which were a pain.We were constantly hitting our feet and table was wobbly.I purchased 4 bases and 2 pedestal legs to replace. Now i do not have to take down when travelling. The $40.00 was well worth it. Also table is very sturdy now. Good Luck
Doing what you did, are you still able to convert the table to a bed? I'd be interested in learning more and seeing some pictures if you are able.

That swing-down table the FR uses is the poorest design I have experienced in 40 years of camping in an RV.
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It is the same design that has shown up in other posts. Yes it is the swing down table with the springs. If there is a way to beef it up, I will try it, otherwise the legs have to go.
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After my first attempt to fold the table, I removed it from the trailer and replaced it with two small folding tables I bought off Amazon. The original table now serves as a coffee table on my back porch.

Beside being difficult to fold and wobbly, the table is ridiculously heavy if the original intent was to have a table that could be used both indoors and outdoors. It is simply to unwieldy to move easily.
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Following this post. Not happy with our table either. It’s heavy and awkward and not stable. I like the idea of 4 bases and 2 posts.
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Following this post. Not happy with our table either. Itís heavy and awkward and not stable. I like the idea of 4 bases and 2 posts.
Here are pics of table changes.
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Thanks and I think that is the route I will take. It will the nice to keep the ability to use it for extra sleeping spots.

And I forgot to mention that a weld broke on one of the cross braces on our trip south this winter.
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Just bought our 21SS and thought that the table design was the greatest thing since sliced bread when the sales guy showed it to us.....on our shake down cruise we quickly learned that this is not even close to sliced bread.

1) Heavy to move
2) Until you learn the tricks, not easy to lift and lower
3) Left it up on our first trip, now have a small dent in the oven where it fell over
4) Put it down on the way home, lost under the table storage space
5) hard to move your feet around when sitting at the table

Jaz, I like what you did there and this may be our solution...the only question I have it what size screws did you use on the floor and is this in your slide out? I am a little anxious about putting screws in our slide out area.
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Just bought our 21SS and thought that the table design was the greatest thing since sliced bread when the sales guy showed it to us.....on our shake down cruise we quickly learned that this is not even close to sliced bread.

1) Heavy to move
2) Until you learn the tricks, not easy to lift and lower
3) Left it up on our first trip, now have a small dent in the oven where it fell over
4) Put it down on the way home, lost under the table storage space
5) hard to move your feet around when sitting at the table

Jaz, I like what you did there and this may be our solution...the only question I have it what size screws did you use on the floor and is this in your slide out? I am a little anxious about putting screws in our slide out area.
I used the screws that held the bad design legs to table. In floor i used 1and 5/8 deck screws .This is an easy upgrade. Happy Trails
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I used the screws that held the bad design legs to table. In floor i used 1and 5/8 deck screws .This is an easy upgrade. Happy Trails
Also my table isn't in slide my kitchen is in slide.
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Also my table isn't in slide my kitchen is in slide.
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Sorry one more thing make sure you get 27.5 inch legs, i intially bought 29.5 in. and had to exchange them.I bought from RV parts country.
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thanks to all.
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Sorry one more thing make sure you get 27.5 inch legs, i intially bought 29.5 in. and had to exchange them.I bought from RV parts country.
I'm about to do the same change to our Coachmen 204RD. My table measures 29" in height and was going to order the 29" posts but you suggested the 27.5" post. What did your table height measure?
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