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Old 08-29-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Scamp table bouncing loose - anyone else?

My 13 foot with the table in the down position sometimes bounces the hinge bar on the back wall right out of the brackets. Then the table starts moving forward as we go down the road.

Anyone else have the swing arm just bounce out of the back wall brackets? Anyone have suggestions on how to prevent it?

Seems sort of inevitable, the bar goes up and drops into the brackets so a bump that causes the table to move up can just un-hook it from the wall.

I live in Michigan so only driving on GOOD roads is just not an option.
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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Do you have the plastic white retaining clip?
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:56 PM   #3
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Oh I didn't know there was such a clip.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:51 PM   #4
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Oh I didn't know there was such a clip.
Well now I don't feel all alone in not knowing that those existed.
Must be some new fangled thing they added in the late 90's or something

I think I can cobble up something along those lines in the short term.
Long term I can probably order a pair from scamp.

Will probably need to use a slightly longer screw, next longest screw size will probably determine how thick the latch needs to be so longer screw doesn't poke through back wall.

Simple, functional, and best of all easy.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:56 PM   #5
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Just noticed those look like aluminum brackets. Scamp makes those brackets out of aluminum now? Mine are chrome steel, which as the chrome wears off are a little annoying to keep shiny but they are pretty heavy duty. Think the wall would give before the bracket. Which might be why they went to aluminum when you think about it.
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:28 PM   #6
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Perhaps a one hole strap such as this would work also (or a two hole, pipe clamp style), if it were the right size to hold the bracket down while still allowing it to rotate. I would mount one in the center, or mount two, one each close to each existing bracket. And yes, right size screws! You don't want to punch a hole through the fiberglass.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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Roger, no idea if your brackets are like Gordon's pic. In his pic it looks, to me, that there's enough room to drill a small hole above the round bar and run a small short sheet screw threw to keep the bar from popping out.
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Roger, no idea if your brackets are like Gordon's pic. In his pic it looks, to me, that there's enough room to drill a small hole above the round bar and run a small short sheet screw threw to keep the bar from popping out.
Only two small screws to solve the problem? Rube Goldberg would never approve!

(But, yes.. I think that would work)
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:47 AM   #9
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I just added a round-head screw above the bar in my '78 Trillium when I had the same problem. Just used a screw with a large enough head that the bar couldn't get past. Also not screwing the screw all the way in works, too. Save $. I'm a pretty cheap...

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:03 AM   #10
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If I don't screw the screw in all they way, would I be "traveling with a loose screw"?
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:22 AM   #11
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Some of us are known to do so. And not just travel. We have loose screws ALL the time.

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:57 AM   #12
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Wow! Heck Heck the roads here in Tucson are even more bumpy than Michigan. I feel real lucky now as I have never had that issue. I always put the table down when traveling. I've even had my grand kids sleep on it. Wish I had some help but just shocked. Wish you lots of luck and more happiness. PS 19' Scamp
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:47 AM   #13
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Scamp Table Bouncing Loose

If all else fails use duck tape
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:28 PM   #14
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What kind of red neck joke is that ? Where is the bailing wire?
Really I believe the tape would mess up the rabbit fur and leave a residue. I know it sounds crazy but check with Scamp. I was informed about the table when I picked up mine at the store. They informed me that if I left the table up it would tear up the hinge. They also mentioned what to do it it happened, which I forgot to remember. They were always helpful and kind. They let me know to buy the part to use an electric drill to power up the front legs but wouldn't sell that nice long wheel for the front.

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What kind of red neck joke is that ? Where is the bailing wire?
Really I believe the tape would mess up the rabbit fur and leave a residue. I know it sounds crazy but check with Scamp. I was informed about the table when I picked up mine at the store. They informed me that if I left the table up it would tear up the hinge. They also mentioned what to do it it happened, which I forgot to remember. They were always helpful and kind. They let me know to buy the part to use an electric drill to power up the front legs but wouldn't sell that nice long wheel for the front.

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You have to be careful with Scamp information. Sometimes it's good sometimes it's not. I have traveled with the table up and with it down. I've set the nylon stops to keep the hinge rod from coming out of the bracket.
Another not so good information coming from Scamp was video showing a person leveling their trailer using the stabilizers by jacking them with that rod and trying level front to back at the same time trying to level side to side. Those jacks weren't made for that kind of pressure.
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...I feel real lucky now as I have never had that issue. I always put the table down when traveling...
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... I know it sounds crazy but check with Scamp. I was informed about the table when I picked up mine at the store. They informed me that if I left the table up it would tear up the hinge. ...
Let remember that the OP said this problem is with the table down:

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My 13 foot with the table in the down position sometimes bounces the hinge bar on the back wall right out of the brackets. ...
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Scamp table bouncing loose - anyone else?

Personally, I am inclined to agree with Scamp about lowering the table for towing. Just too much bouncing at the back for the lightweight hardware.

But yup, the nylon stops do exactly what they're meant to do. Table stays put- in the down position.
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