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Old 08-25-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Question Scamp table leg release

Has anyone come up with an assist for releasing the table leg from the folded position on the standard Scamp rear-mounted table? Ours is a 5th wheel, but I think they use the same table on all models when mounted in the rear. My wife can't unfold it and doing so beats up my fingers.

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Old 08-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Humm, mine isn't difficult nor does it hurt my fingers. I know it's spring loaded.... How about a short piece of PVC, with two notches cut that fit the tabs?
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Has anyone come up with an assist for releasing the table leg from the folded position on the standard Scamp rear-mounted table? Ours is a 5th wheel, but I think they use the same table on all models when mounted in the rear. My wife can't unfold it and doing so beats up my fingers.

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A bit of lubricant will fix it. It should just pull down easily. Petroleum Jelly works pretty good and has lasted about 3 years since the last application.

No need to push or pull on anything except the table leg.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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Can't just pull leg

The rectangular bar that locks the leg in place won't come over the hump in the bracket, in which the leg pivots, without manually pulling down on the bar with both thumbs while simultaneously pulling the leg out with the fingers. I just put a little oil on the spring with no change. Spring seems to compress okay, but the bar hangs up. Ours is 2011 maybe Scamp got a deal on some new brackets.

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
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Finger pinching.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #6
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Ours is really hard to move and has given me blood blisters more than once after getting pinched.....We don't use it that often, so I keep forgetting to come up with a solution....
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The rectangular bar that locks the leg in place won't come over the hump in the bracket, in which the leg pivots, without manually pulling down on the bar with both thumbs while simultaneously pulling the leg out with the fingers. I just put a little oil on the spring with no change. Spring seems to compress okay, but the bar hangs up. Ours is 2011 maybe Scamp got a deal on some new brackets.

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Mine did the same thing until I lubricated it.
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Hubbie mostly transforms the table to bed and visa versa, however I have banged my knee a number of times against the metal brackets on the wall while table is in the bed position. To cover the brackets while protecting my knees I have installed a baby crib bumper. See photo.
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The rectangular bar that locks the leg in place won't come over the hump in the bracket, in which the leg pivots, without manually pulling down on the bar with both thumbs while simultaneously pulling the leg out with the fingers. I just put a little oil on the spring with no change. Spring seems to compress okay, but the bar hangs up. Ours is 2011 maybe Scamp got a deal on some new brackets.

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Put some petroleum jelly on the "hump" where the rectangular piece slides. Oiling the spring wont help.
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Smile Duh!

Worked like magic. Thanks so much. My wife says she no longer needs me.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #11
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I did something entirely different. I removed the whole swing portion, mounted the prongs (the male portion) on the underside of the table and turned the holders upside down. I pluck the table out of position and slip it into the grooves to make the bed. Holds as sturdy as the old original design and eliminates the knee trouble. Pictures later if I must...
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #12
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There was this until the petro jelly idea...stradled the post unlatching the catches .....so much for a better mousetrap.....suppose i can add a rubber band and use as a slingshot....Ramsey
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I did something entirely different. I removed the whole swing portion, mounted the prongs (the male portion) on the underside of the table and turned the holders upside down. I pluck the table out of position and slip it into the grooves to make the bed. Holds as sturdy as the old original design and eliminates the knee trouble. Pictures later if I must...
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #14
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Here are some pictures of the table modification I described earlier. Hopefully.
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