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Old 09-20-2020, 08:49 AM   #1
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Dinette Table Storage Req. When Traveling?

I'm not sure if this is the correct spot to post this...

We're hearing conflicting stories about whether on not you need to store the dinette table top when traveling to prevent damage to the attachment points in the floor. We have a '19 FB27 with the table in the rear (and a rear hatch) so it would be subjected to the most amount of movement during towing. But it's not a huge table and it does have two support poles.

Several people have said their dealer strongly recommended storage (and it does stow neatly in a special rack build under the bed platform, poles in a strap in spot in the closet). But we thought those storage options were just if you were sliding in something long (i.e. kayak or similar) and wanted the table out of the way.

Has anyone else been directed to do this? Has anyone experienced a problem by leaving the table in place?
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:49 AM   #2
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Hi Mark, Welcome! We have a different table than yours and we've changed from a flip down leg and swing hinge to a telescoping pneumatic piston style center leg but yes, we tend to stow the table in the lowest position before traveling. Unlike a car, the trailer has a limited suspension and things can bounce around quite a bit. Physics is physics and you never know when you will hit that pot hole, run miles on old "bedhump bedhump" concrete slab interstate or hard brake for a deer. My 2 cents. - Brad
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:51 PM   #3
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We have a 2020 27FB with hatch and the same table you describe, two rigid but removable columns. I've never removed it and it wasn't given any guidance to do so. Everything seems sturdy so far. I think it takes more abuse as I lean on the table shuffling in and out of the seating.
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:34 AM   #4
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Hi there. Weve had a 27 hatch model (Eddie Bauer) for 5 years. We dont take the table down for travel unless its a kayaking trip, and the table is as sturdy as when new, with no travel mishaps so far. Best, Joe
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