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Old 01-30-2023, 08:27 AM   #1
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Power Dinette Table Up or Down During Travel

During the walk thru on our 2023 30' Classic I was advised to only travel with the powered dinette table in the down position while traveling to prevent potential damage to the pedestal. There is no mention of this in the owners manual.

Has anyone else been told to do this or had damage from leaving the table up while towing?


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Old 01-30-2023, 09:21 AM   #2
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Power Dinette Table Up or Down During Travel

We drive with it up with nothing on it and have been for 5 years. Not saying itís right, but do what you have to do to preserve warranty
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Old 01-30-2023, 02:17 PM   #3
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Our dinette is not powered. It travels in the down position. It has often ended up there anyway so I figured that's where it likes to ride. I didn't want to get into an argument with the dinette, so that's where it rides.
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Old 01-30-2023, 02:32 PM   #4
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On page 3-8 of the manual, step 9 of the pre-travel checklist says to "set table in upright position".

The advice to travel with it in the lowered position applies to other models where the table is anchored to the wall.
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Old 01-30-2023, 02:57 PM   #5
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On page 3-8 of the manual, step 9 of the pre-travel checklist says to "set table in upright position".
Thanks for pointing that out , I missed that, but it sounds like an instance where the manual wasn't updated for a power dinette.

The advice I was given during the walk thru at delivery sounded like it was based on past experience.

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Old 01-30-2023, 04:17 PM   #6
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Thanks for pointing that out , I missed that, but it sounds like an instance where the manual wasn't updated for a power dinette.



The advice I was given during the walk thru at delivery sounded like it was based on past experience.



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with the powered table up with nothing on it. No issues so far. Might re-think it now
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Old 01-31-2023, 09:20 AM   #7
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Powered dinette table

We have had our 30' Classic for over 3 years and I've never read or heard of an issue with the dinette up or down during travel. In fact our dinette has been at the same height for all that time other than demonstrating its function to visitors.
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Old 01-31-2023, 09:34 AM   #8
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21 Classic. 22,000 miles travel with table up. No worries. No issues. Mechanically doesn’t make sense to lower.
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Old 01-31-2023, 10:01 AM   #9
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We have had our 30' Classic for over 3 years and I've never read or heard of an issue with the dinette up or down during travel. In fact our dinette has been at the same height for all that time other than demonstrating its function to visitors.
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21 Classic. 22,000 miles travel with table up. No worries. No issues. Mechanically doesnít make sense to lower.
Just the kind of responses I was hoping for. The whole idea of lowering the table every time the trailer was moved just didn't sound right. I would have probably burned out the motor before any other issues developed.

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Old 01-31-2023, 03:46 PM   #10
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When the table is lowered, there is less stress on the supports holding it up due to bounces and bumps, so it makes sense to travel with it down.

That said, as long as you aren't going off road over bumpy, lumpy unpaved roads, it probably isn't a deal breaker. And about the warrantee? How would a dealer ever know whether you drove with it up or down?
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Old 02-06-2023, 06:52 PM   #11
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During the walk thru on our 2023 30' Classic I was advised to only travel with the powered dinette table in the down position while traveling to prevent potential damage to the pedestal. There is no mention of this in the owners manual.



Has anyone else been told to do this or had damage from leaving the table up while towing?





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We have a 2018 33, we had not lowered the table for first three years, noticed it was getting a little wobbly. We now lower to travel. Seems to make sense.
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Old 02-07-2023, 05:54 AM   #12
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Appreciate that, good to know thanks.

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Old 02-08-2023, 10:36 AM   #13
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We travel with the table down. I guess is was out of habit from when we had a non powered Flying Cloud where it seemed logical due to the stress of motion might place on the clips that holds the table to the wall. While the powered table on our Classic doesnít use the clips, I think the higher the extension of the post the more travel. Also in the lower position there is most likely less movement due to the table between the dinette benches.
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We were told by the dealer to put it in the upright position when traveling.
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Old 04-14-2023, 07:46 AM   #15
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Agreed. 60,000 miles and no problem traveling with the table in the up position.
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