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Campfire Time

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Posted: 05/30/13 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of the few annoying things in the new Jayco hybrids is they changed the collapsible table to now use a heavy "scissors" type of frame instead of the lightweight folding legs. Anyone know why they went to this? Its not to support it as a bed because the feet don't even touch the floor when "in place". It also takes up space underneath where we normally stow our camp chairs. We always put our table outside and on the new trailer this has become a chore. Not to mention the table wobbles on the flimsy mounts. I'm thinking about installing some "L" brackets to give it some stability. But I'd rather replace the legs with the standard folding type on the older trailers. Anyone know a good source for them? I can't seem to find anything in my searches. Here's a couple of photos of what the scissors legs look like and the older style I'd prefer. EDIT: Just found a little video demonstrating the new legs. Looks great in theory, in practice they suck rocks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu1QpNzKtFY

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Also here: http://www.millermfgcorp.com/tablelegs.htm

* This post was edited 05/30/13 02:29pm by Campfire Time *


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Probably came from China so they were able to save a few dollars in build cost. Buyer be damned....

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the bear II wrote:

Probably came from China so they were able to save a few dollars in build cost. Buyer be damned....


Sure... From the video: "Made In The USA by Miller Manufacturing of Nappanee, IN". Then again you probably didn't do more than skim the post. Thank you for your less than helpful input.

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We have those same legs on our new TT and, honestly, they're a lot sturdier than the ones that came OEM on our ROO. We removed them and put the posts in. Would the posts work for you? At least they'd be out of the way when you dropped the table to make the bed. The only thing we do know about this new system is that if you're not careful, you can pinch the daylights out of your hand if you're not careful. Or....maybe someone has a set of the old ones laying around that would be happy to give you if you paid the shipping. Just a thought.


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Ooh yea, I almost pinched my fingers the first time I used it! We like to put the table outside so the posts wouldn't do, but thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to have to call the dealer and see what just the legs cost.

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On my 2004 Jayco 23D, I removed the two silver pedestal legs which were permanently affixed to both the floor and the bottom of the table, and installed two folding legs that you would typically find on a 4 by 8 table. We did this to allow for the table to be folded to a bed. Yes we lost a little storage beneath the table, however with the permanent legs we really did not stow anything there anyways. The legs I installed are actually pretty sturdy.

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And I did the opposite of Habs33 on my 2011 Palomino. I removed the folding legs from my table and installed two tubular ones that attached one end to the table and the other end to the floor.......and the folding ones are in my shed.

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Sheesh, I had the dealer remove the pedistal mounts and install a set of those legs in the new TT. We like 'em.


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Reading all the responses, I guess it's personal tastes. My pop up had the regular folding legs and I hated them. It was too easy to shove the table when eating.
I have the tube pedestal in my Jayco now and love it.
But we never use it for anything but a table, and never move it or drop it down to bed level. In fact, I don't think I've ever tried to remove it from the pedestal since we bought it in January 2010

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Since there are only two of us and we use the dinette seats for watching tv, I got rid of the table and built a drop leaf. Works great for two and if I ever need the other table, this thing is completely removable.

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