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Old 05-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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I'm a new owner, and would like to fasten down the table top and the various cubby hole covers while towing. What do you think about taking the table down, padding the openings, then applying velcro fastenings with 'no more nails'. Would that do it? Would they stay snug, without damaging the fibreglass?
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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Their weight in combination with the contours of the fiberglass should hold everything in place under normal towing conditions. If that is not the case, I might be tempted to investigate the condition of your axle.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:13 PM   #3
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I agree with Roy. Your trailer is 35 years old, if it didn't need these things before, why does it need it now? A bad axle transfers alot of bounce to the interior cabinetry. If cupboard doors are coming open and hatches opening, it's possible the rubber is long shot in the axle.
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I agree with Roy. Your trailer is 35 years old, if it didn't need these things before, why does it need it now? A bad axle transfers alot of bounce to the interior cabinetry. If cupboard doors are coming open and hatches opening, it's possible the rubber is long shot in the axle.
Thanks for this - the cupboard doors aren't coming open, but the plywood table bounces all over the place; and so do the covers on the cubbies under the front bench, and under the table seats.
Can you tell me how I get the axle checked?
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After our first trip I have always removed the table and laid it flat, inverted, on the floor with the cooler on top. If it falls fron the table rail it could damage the interior fiberglass seats. This also helps keep the cooler from wandering around.
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Can you tell me how I get the axle checked?
Hopefully I explain it well enough in my axle swap post:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=34543
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After our first trip I have always removed the table and laid it flat, inverted, on the floor with the cooler on top. If it falls fron the table rail it could damage the interior fiberglass seats. This also helps keep the cooler from wandering around.

Ditto... I transport with table laid in the bed position...bunch o stuff on top
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