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Baja Man

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Posted: 03/27/20 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The dreaded wobbly table issue...I have one!

Why it wobbly....heavy table and SUPER thin pot metal flush mount bases.... and then the bases crack making it even more wobbly!!! Also, 2 pedestals in line do not make for a sturdy system.

How to make this table sturdy and wobble-free?

What solutions have been found?

1. Replace table with a plastic lifetime table

2. Replace pedestals with universal fixed mount pedestals and bases and screw to floor. Table would no longer be removable (I don't put anything that long in my TH to need the table area)

3. Use marine pedestals (cost over $300 pair !!!)

4. ??????

Thoughts?

Thanks!


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Posted: 03/27/20 09:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Plastic table. Cheap and sturdy, and fold up if you want the room.

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Ask your wife what she wants. Or, buy this:

https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-131112-Flush-Table/dp/B00G44IZ5I/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=rv+table+parts&qid=1585322417&sr=8-4

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Posted: 03/27/20 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

x2, Tyler.


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jdc1 wrote:

Ask your wife what she wants. Or, buy this:

https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-131112-Flush-Table/dp/B00G44IZ5I/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=rv+table+parts&qid=1585322417&sr=8-4


That seems like a good fix.

If you decide to go with a folding table, would you remove the bases and patch the holes?

I used to stub my toes on those things when the tables were down.


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Posted: 03/27/20 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1 wrote:

Ask your wife what she wants. Or, buy this:

jdc1's suggestion in a link


Another option is to buy parts to put 4 legs under it. But any time you are relying on a press fit pipe into a hole there is bound to be some wobble.


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Posted: 03/27/20 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1. Wife is OK with whatever I decide as long as table is solid.

2. Replacing with another thin pot metal base results in same current problem of a wobbly table

3. A plastic table is about 6" too long (48") and will stick out into aisle

4. If there were a plastic portable table 24" x 40"-42" that wold be great!

5. If I use a plastic portable table, I would leave bases in place as they do not pose any hindrance to my feet.

Otherwise.....???

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Posted: 03/27/20 11:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could you add a third leg to the existing table? Even though the mounts are shabby, an offset third leg would firm it up.

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Our plan was to put piano hinge attached to the wall and could be lifted to detach when table needed to be a bed. We thought about the fact that our grandkids were too big to sleep on that bed anyway and went with table and chairs. The table is anchored to the floor and the chairs lay down during transit

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I have a wobbly table. It used to be decent and got worse. Plan was to set the leg on the ground and step on it. Then stick a long pipe into the leg and pry it back out slightly until it fits tight again.

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