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sherrycalh

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Posted: 05/14/19 06:29am 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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You'll probably need to post some pictures, but the place I usually start is dismantling to see how it was originally fastened. Often, the original way is just fine, but something has broken. If that's the case you can buy new parts or make something if you're handy.


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I bought a Rockwood with the wobbly spring loaded table. I just replaced it with a diner style post and two flanges. It still wobbles. There are now at least two manufacturers of these types of table legs. They are close in size but not exactly the same. You cannot mix and match parts. Good luck.

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If you have the typical flange on the floor like in this photo, I would just remove the flange, rotate it about 10 degrees and screw all the screws back into good wood in the floor.

But you might ask why this has happened. Slide outs can leak sometimes which can lead to rot in the subfloor. If this does happen to be the case, you won't be able to fix the wobbly table without repairing the floor.

The typical RV pedestal legs do wobble quite a bit regardless. There are some ways to replace the legs with something better which is what we did.

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In my trailer I leave my dinette table set up all the time. So I effectively attached it in a more permanent way. It still rests on the two posts, but I also have it attached to the wall under that end of the table top. Very sturdy.

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Is it three sided seating or just face to face? I remounted my dual post table completely. The table was off center between the benches, the legs were off center and unevenly spaced on the table. A real clusterfudge. I removed and repositioned the floor and table leg brackets. So everything is evenly spaced and centered. I also moved the table over 2 inches to touch the wall. Minimal movement, no more Chubby Checker table, always doin' the Twist! Let's NOT "Twist again, like we did last summer". Bonus: gained those two more inches of passage space.


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myredracer wrote:

If you have the typical flange on the floor like in this photo, I would just remove the flange, rotate it about 10 degrees and screw all the screws back into good wood in the floor.

But you might ask why this has happened. Slide outs can leak sometimes which can lead to rot in the subfloor. If this does happen to be the case, you won't be able to fix the wobbly table without repairing the floor.

The typical RV pedestal legs do wobble quite a bit regardless. There are some ways to replace the legs with something better which is what we did.

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YES, that is what our flange looks like. Only one is loose on the floor. What did you use that was better?

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sherrycalh wrote:

myredracer wrote:


The typical RV pedestal legs do wobble quite a bit regardless. There are some ways to replace the legs with something better which is what we did.



YES, that is what our flange looks like. Only one is loose on the floor. What did you use that was better?
We have aluminum table legs that Lance uses as in this photo. The flanges are much wider. VERY solid and almost no wobble at all. They look nice too. They are made by Tacomarine.com. They don't sell to the public but you can get them from a marine store or a Lance dealer.

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On a previous TT I took the standard pedestal legs out like you have and mounted a bracket at end of the table to the wall and a folding leg. Both are standard RV accessory items. Only thing with this is you're left with holes in the floor from the flange. Not a problem in our case because I also installed new plank flooring. If not fussy, you could always use a little dab of vinyl flooring seam sealer in the holes.

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Take the screws out, turn a few degrees and put screws in new holes.


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