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Posted: 05/14/19 06:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Morning... We just purchased a used RV. The dinette table is located on a slide. It's on 2 pedestals. One is obviously not attached to the floor well. The table is very wobbly. How do we fix this situation?





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The first thing to do is just check any screws on the mounting plates (floor and bottom of table) and make sure they are tight. If they are tight, or table is still wobbly, check the length of each leg. If the legs are removable, remove them and see if they are the same length. If the leg ends are damaged or bent, you can buy replacements.

You may get better advice if you can attach some photos as there are different styles of tables and mounting hardware.


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Posted: 05/14/19 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have checked what was said above and still wobbly you may just have to get use to it as these tables mounted on two posts are always a bit wobbly. It's inherent of the mounting hardware.

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sherrycalh wrote:

Morning... We just purchased a used RV. The dinette table is located on a slide. It's on 2 pedestals. One is obviously not attached to the floor well. The table is very wobbly. How do we fix this situation?


Remove the screws and the plates. pack the holes in the floor with tooth picks or slivers of ceder shims. Add some Elmer's glue and replace the plates and screws.


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cavie wrote:

sherrycalh wrote:

Morning... We just purchased a used RV. The dinette table is located on a slide. It's on 2 pedestals. One is obviously not attached to the floor well. The table is very wobbly. How do we fix this situation?


Remove the screws and the plates. pack the holes in the floor with tooth picks or slivers of ceder shims. Add some Elmer's glue and replace the plates and screws.


x2 on this. screw holes are probably worn and not holding tight anymore.


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Posted: 05/14/19 07:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

3 new threads asking the same question ?

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Bols2DawaLL wrote:

3 new threads asking the same question ?
Give it a rest - I'm sure a mod will be along to fix it.


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Hi Sherry,

Welcome to the forums.

I'd suggest packing the screw holes with Kleenex, then soak in some water thin CA glue. Mark the holes using the receivers as template. Next start the screws on the marked spots. Finally put the receiver in place and gently tighten the screws.

There will be some wobble with dual pedestal tables--but the nice part is most things left on the table may not 'walk off' while driving.


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Morning... We just purchased a used RV. The dinette table is located on a slide. It's on 2 pedestals. One is obviously not attached to the floor well. The table is very wobbly. How do we fix this situation?



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Install bigger screws


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