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Old 09-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Pedestal tables

OK so here is my problem. I have a pedestal table in the slide out that was put in with 1/2 inch screws and has come loose so I have modified it by countersinking the bolts from under the slide out so as not to interfere with the slide. This has made it much sturdier, yet due to the way the table legs (pipes) insert into the carriers it still has a bit of a wiggle to it. Is there any way of stabilizing it better or do I just 'deal with it'
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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That was the good and the bad idea for the tables the pipes made it easy to break it down to make the bed but at a cost for stability if your not going to use the table for a bed then fab a wooden bracket to mount to the wall then attach the table to it. Another idea is to build a table that could be used for the bed and has a bracket on the wall for it to hang on and have a leg on the end
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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You could try putting tape around the pipe to make it fit tighter in the floor socket. Add a third leg to make a 'tripod' support system, or add 'outriggers' to the pipe, sort of an upside down spread 'U' to the pipe to keep it from wobbling. My dad did the 'outrigger' thing to a table on a boat we had. Made it out of mahogany board, it had two through bolts attaching it to the pipe. The feet were about 6 inches out to each side and touched the deck when the pipe bottomed in the socket. Added great stability and keep the pipes from rolling when stowed away.
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I threw the pipes and tables up in the garage attic and bought a nice folding table for the trailer. Never used the old tables until I went to sell it - then I dug them out of the attic. Poor design and execution......
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Thanks for the replies. I will try the tape on the ends of the pipes. It is a poor design and now I know why some have opted for free standing tables with four legs
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