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Old 03-29-2008, 10:20 AM   #15
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After a futile effort searching the internet for instructions to this table-hinge contraption (even Chinese insructions would've helped), I finally got the expert advice from a forum member! Thank you Pahaska!

I'm not kidding you, we ( an engineer, a ships pilot and a physics scientist!) all sat around our new dinette and couldn't figure out how the dang thing worked. After a few beers I, who am not an engineer- a mere plebe, told them that I knew where to find the instructions...voila!

These forums are invaluable. THANK YOU!

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I just received our 'table' kit from Vintage Trailer Supply. So this old thread popped up just in time. Mine did not come with installation instructions but being of above average IQ I don't want to ask anyone "How???" However, the 'parts' baggy broke in the shipping box and I had to root around in the packaging to find all the little parts. The only part not shown in the photos in this thread are 2 small white plastic wedgy looking things. Where do these go? They are maybe an inch and a half long and 1/2" wide...ish. I don't mind the challenge but we are leaving for a Rally in 2 weeks (NorCal Casini Ranch) and we hope our 2 grandsons with their parents will show up. The dinete bed will come in handy.
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After a futile effort searching the internet for instructions to this table-hinge contraption (even Chinese insructions would've helped), I finally got the expert advice from a forum member! Thank you Pahaska!

I'm not kidding you, we ( an engineer, a ships pilot and a physics scientist!) all sat around our new dinette and couldn't figure out how the dang thing worked. After a few beers I, who am not an engineer- a mere plebe, told them that I knew where to find the instructions...voila!

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Karin; if I recall correct I don't remember your TW having a dinette. Did not you remodel it out? I guess I will need to check yours out in 2 weeks.
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:02 AM   #18
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mysterious instructions...

We just got our "kit" last weekend and there were no plastic wedgie thingies in the kit. Perhaps they are part of the packaging? Or someone has a funny sense of humor...

This is not an intuitive assembly. There are no manufacturers assemby instructions and the teeny-tiny photos are useless. The instructions from Pahaska seem excellent. Talk to me in a few hours...
Did anyone have trouble fitting the contraption between the curtain slide and the electrical box? Just anticipating!

Since we both are gong to the Casini NorCal Rally, it'll be a contest to see who finishes first!

Cocktails in the Batcave at 5 o'clock.

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Karin; if I recall correct I don't remember your TW having a dinette. Did not you remodel it out? I guess I will need to check yours out in 2 weeks.
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Yes, you are correct. We didn't have a dinette. We had ripped out the ugly gaucho 2 years ago and just used a a couple of chairs and a little table instead. But since Mark has had some time off (no construction work going onhere in NorCal), he installed a Marmoleum floor and built a new dinette! It is gorgeous, but the table hinge installation is the last thing to do to make it complete. I'll let you know how it all works out.

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Thumbs up Success

It didn't take Mark all that long to install the table-hinge contraption, once we got the instructions from Pahaska. And, it works!

Oh, by the way, Neil, we did have those two plastic deelios (they were hiding). We still can't figure out what they're for.
Anyone?

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Old 03-30-2008, 12:11 PM   #21
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It didn't take Mark all that long to install the table-hinge contraption, once we got the instructions from Pahaska. And, it works!

Oh, by the way, Neil, we did have those two plastic deelios (they were hiding). We still can't figure out what they're for.
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Cheers!
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Hi Karin

The dinette in my Excella has two black plastic blocks on the seats away from the wall near the aisle to support the table when the leg is folded and it is lowered to make a bed. I have included a photo below. Could the mysterious plastic thingies be meant to be used like this? It is pretty dark down there, so the illumination from the flash is harsh, but you can get the idea. (I took a second photo after seeing the dust on top. The dust actually adds definition. The second one is nothing but a blob of black.)
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The dinette in my Excella has two black plastic blocks on the seats away from the wall near the aisle to support the table when the leg is folded and it is lowered to make a bed. I have included a photo below. Could the mysterious plastic thingies be meant to be used like this? It is pretty dark down there, so the illumination from the flash is harsh, but you can get the idea. (I took a second photo after seeing the dust on top. The dust actually adds definition. The second one is nothing but a blob of black.)
I was thinking that I was going to add such "blocks" to support the table when it becomes a bed. But I am concerned the blocks might be annoying when sitting on the gaucho. Do you find that so? When our "children" were children we had a very nice tent trailer. The table rested on a cleat that ran along each gaucho seat.
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I was thinking that I was going to add such "blocks" to support the table when it becomes a bed. But I am concerned the blocks might be annoying when sitting on the gaucho. Do you find that so? When our "children" were children we had a very nice tent trailer. The table rested on a cleat that ran along each gaucho seat.
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Hi Neil,

I never even notice them. The cushions overhang a little, so I have never even bumped them once.
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Could the mysterious plastic thingies be meant to be used like this?
Those are totally different than the ones we have . Ours are smallish, approx. 1"x .16" white plastic. Unfortunately, my husband took the trailer back to our storage unit so I can't photograph them right now. I'll try to post some photos later though.

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Those are totally different than the ones we have . Ours are smallish, approx. 1"x .16" white plastic. Unfortunately, my husband took the trailer back to our storage unit so I can't photograph them right now. I'll try to post some photos later though.

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Hi again,

I was afraid of that, but they are the only plastic I saw when I replaced the table top, other than the laminate on it. I will be buying one of those table hinges and a folding leg when I replace the seats and put the complete old dinette in my Trade Wind. There will be some delay, so even if I found out then it will probably do you no good.

And there is Steve Winwood’s “Dust” off “Arc of a Diver.” What a classic. I’ve been listening to it on iTunes while I replied.

Let us know if you find out what they are.
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And there is Steve Winwood’s “Dust” off “Arc of a Diver.” What a classic. I’ve been listening to it on iTunes while I replied.

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...and another thing!

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And there is Steve Winwood’s “Dust” off “Arc of a Diver.” What a classic. I’ve been listening to it on iTunes while I replied.
Vaughan,

Since we're slightly off-topic, have you ever heard Steve Winwood's version of Georgia On My Mind (1966!), with the Spencer Davis Group?

He was a mere 18 years old.
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YouTube - Spencer Davis Group - Georgia on My Mind

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Hey, Neil,

We have the same plastic blocks as Vaughan on our dinette (except I think ours are white, so the dust is not as visible ), and they are never noticed unless we are sitting on the couch looking under the dinette. I have never had them get in the way while sitting on the dinette (as an adult, your legs go out from the seat too far to touch them, and as a kid, the cushion goes out beyond the dinette frame enough that they won't be felt and they are too high up to kick). They are merely little bumps to support the table when it is down.

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