View Poll Results: Table Up or Table Down When Traveling?
Table set up with one side folded on top of the other 15 34.88%
Table set up with both sides open to their fullest 0 0%
Table down, hanging from long hinge and resting along inside of trailer 17 39.53%
Table is a dinette or on pedestal(s) 11 25.58%
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Old 02-10-2006, 06:13 PM   #15
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I learned the hard way to travel with my table in the one leaf open position.
Being a good Marine, and knowing that all stowable things must be stowed, I travelled with table closed and suspended against the bulkhead on our '76 Safari until the downward pressure on the piano hinge tore all the screws out (Somewhere on one of Arkansas' fine highways, or was it Mississippi?). The bathroom mirror ripped itself from the rear wall on that same section of road.

After repairing the table, we subsequently made two more cross-continental trips with the table open and sustained no damage. I can report the same outcome of travelling with table open on my 2000 Safari and more recently my 1976 Sovereign.

If you just never use your table, be sure incorporate a wedge into your travel checklist to take the weight off the hinge and keep it from swinging itself off the wall.

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Old 02-10-2006, 06:21 PM   #16
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Most of the time I travel with the table on and once in a while with the table top as the center section of the bed. Its a dinnette and to me, it works both ways.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:43 PM   #17
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I always leave mine up in order to reduce strain on the hinge assembly.
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:11 AM   #18
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I hope this is what I'm to do ....... I'm new and can't find my question , BUT I ran into yours and have an answer I had that problem on my argosy and rather than strengthen the bad engineering I drilled out all the holes and used thru bolts and large fender washers on the underside where they could be used I believe two or four could not accept large washers..... BUT no problem no more
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:24 AM   #19
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Ours came with a little ball-and-ring catch to hold the table from flopping around while in the down position, but it would not stay caught. So we just travel with ours in the up position.

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Old 03-11-2006, 05:29 AM   #20
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Mine does the same thing also.That little ball and ring does not work well at all.It just swings out every time I am towing the Airstream.I am trying to figure something out also to make this stop.I like the idea of putting stops underneath the table also thinking about putting some type of clamp on to stop it from popping out the ball and ring clamp.If I figure something out I will post as soon as I can.
I will be jumping on this problem later today after a good day of surfing.

It just cant get any better than that.

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