|Generally we are still very happy with our new trailer, except that the dinette table has been a bugger of sorts. The folding steel base of the table is an unbelievable mal-construction. |
After the first 3 days of use a part broke in the weld. We got a new table base sent down and it turned out worse than the first one. Even though it hasn’t broken, the table top was so wobbly that we couldn’t really use it. A neighbour showed me the table base he had in his truck camper. It had only one central leg and was pretty stable.
I went online and ordered such a leg which basically is a steel pipe of 3 inch diameter and a receiver base for the floor and the table top.
The package arrived from Oregon by UPS today. I didn’t loose any time and got busy right away. The picture is showing the result.
Not only is the table more stable than before, but it also looks way better and it gives way more room to put our legs.
The old folding table base
It is beyond me why RV-designers would put such a poor thing as this folding table into an otherwise nice trailer. It is more expensive and is a good deal heavier than the one-leg solution we have now.
Tonight we are off to a concert at the El Centro High School so I’ll keep this posting to the essence.
Thanks for stopping by!
Mounting the new leg
Even Molly approves of the new table base