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Old 11-04-2021, 11:13 AM   #1
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Leaving split bed up when towing

Has anyone had problems with leaving split bed up while towing due to vibration and stress on supporting table? Just wondering because we always pack up before traveling but would be nice to leave down.
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Old 11-09-2021, 03:43 PM   #2
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I haven't done it, but I wouldn't due to the vibrations scratching the finish of the p-lam table top.
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:06 AM   #3
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We have been leaving our rear bed set up while driving for our last 5 trips. (We generally travel 3-4 hours from home.) No issues detected. I think they would rub against the lower cabinet when stored with the bungees too every time I hit a bump in the road but who knows. I will keep a close eye on the tops and let you know if I see something.
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Old 11-24-2021, 05:17 PM   #4
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We keep our bed made at all times when traveling. We’ve only had the trailer for a few months, but haven’t noticed any wear on the tables the few times we’ve looked at them. We’ve put about 4000 miles on the trailer so far, as a data point.
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Old 11-25-2021, 05:06 AM   #5
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2 years, 10 trips, bed with foam topper set up at all times.....no damage. If a concern, can always place a thin piece of felt on the tabletops as a hedge against rubbing, vibration, surface scratching.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:37 AM   #6
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2 years, 10 trips, bed with foam topper set up at all times.....no damage. If a concern, can always place a thin piece of felt on the tabletops as a hedge against rubbing, vibration, surface scratching.
I ended up giving it a try with some foam shelf liner between the table top and the fold out support. 2000 miles so far and it's been fine. Lots of MTB grit got in there but no scratches!
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Old 12-03-2021, 08:02 PM   #7
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We've towed over 8K miles, in less than a year, with leaving the back made up as a bed the whole time. If you never make it into a dinette how do the support tables matter?
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