Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
Senior Member
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,097
Cure for rattle from tables with no leg

I have been using a wood pole with cane tips on it to prop up my table while traveling to keep it from rattling. To my dismay, I have found that this didn't really help. I have replaced one dinette chair with an office chair that can be used at my new desk and the dinette. The office chair was really moving around while driving. While under the table, mounting a small nylon pad eye for a strap that hold the chairs in place I found my self looking up at the mounts on the table. I decided the problem was that the main part of the table was just resting on the metal frame.

Here is table top turned over, marked where it rests on the metal frame.

Here I have glued thin strips of neoprene rubber to the table and the metal frame at the end.

I lubed the strips with powder and reinstalled the table. I had loosened the screws in the small stationary end of the table and slipped some strips in between the frame and it, but took out the strip on the front side as it was causing it to still rattle.

I can pound on the table top now and get no rattles. I think I will be able to travel now with out the wood pole, brace.

Dale Gerstel
2007 Limited SE 40fdts
Las Vegas, NV
dgerstel is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-04-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,172
I had the same irritation. I wrapped a coupla 175# zip ties (the 1/2" or so fat ones) around the metal frame member, so the table rests on the ribbon of zip tie material. No more rattle.

Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 05:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,097

I wish you had posted that fix. Although this fix was one of the easier ones I have done, I would have tried your fix first.
Dale Gerstel
2007 Limited SE 40fdts
Las Vegas, NV
dgerstel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 02:14 PM   #4
Taxguy's Avatar
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 40
Mike & Dale

I was getting a rattle at the seam where the table expands. No amount of adjusting the latch would help. I used a draw latch (trunk type). Nice and tight now, one extra step to expand the table, but don't do that much.

Tom & Marilyn Anteau
2009 Alpine 36 MDDS 425hp #75798
Anchorage, AK
Taxguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jack pad & springs came off hydraulic leg lolley Newmar Owner's Forum 4 06-09-2010 12:38 AM
front landing leg problem tom41 5th Wheel Discussion 5 08-19-2009 06:23 PM
Anyone take apart a 5th wheel landing leg? Jeff_in_The_Dalles 5th Wheel Discussion 6 05-15-2009 09:47 PM
FLEX-STEEL 6-WAY CHAIR LEG REST WON'T RETRACT OpaRon RV Systems & Appliances 5 03-09-2008 03:08 PM
Power Line One Panel Limits One Leg 50 Amp circuit to 30 Amps SteveG Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 17 03-05-2008 04:43 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.