Kitchen Table - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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I just bought a Trillium 1974 13ft, but the previous owner did not use the kitchen table. He had desinstalled it as he was only using this section of the trailer as a bed.
He gave me all the original parts to reinstall it, but I'm having difficulties figuring how to re-install the bar underneath the table. Should I screw it in the wall or should I use rivets? Will the wall be able to hold the table? I see old rivets on the wall just where the bar would be placed underneath the table, they were probably placed in when the table was removed so that there were no empty holes.
Do you have any suggestions? Does any of you have photos of their trailer (underneath the kitchen table) that would show me how it was installed originally?

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Old 06-08-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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Hi Gen,
It looks like the previous owner drilled out the old rivets and patched the
holes left over with some new rivets. The least complicated repair would
be to drill out the rivets that are in the way of reinstalling the brackets
and to re-rivet the brackets using the old holes. You might have to move up
a rivet size after drilling out the old ones. Good luck.
Larry H

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:11 AM   #3
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I agree, use rivets to hold the brackets in place. The only purpose of teh swivel bracket is to provide rigidity to the swing arm to put it in the holders on the top and to prevent the table from falling down. the swing arm actually does all the work and the rivets actually work in shear (which is the strongest plane for rivets) and the table will in a sense cantilever on the two corner angle brackets/ front leg.

Screws I don't think will work as there is nothing to screw to within that area and you may actually puncture through the outside if you are not careful.
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