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Old 06-25-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Hmmmm not sure what to do....


A previous owner glassed over the holes where table base screws into floor.

Table as is is a wonky disaster.

Any suggestions on how to design a table that isn't bolted to the floor.

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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Just off the top of my head. Use a folding table leg, kind of. Dispense with the leg and use the folding part to support the table.
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You could purchase the hardware necessary from Scamp to duplicate their design, but I like the easier folding table idea better.
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Hmmmm not sure what to do....


A previous owner glassed over the holes where table base screws into floor.

Table as is is a wonky disaster.

Any suggestions on how to design a table that isn't bolted to the floor.

Thanks!!!

Michele :-)
It is not clear what your problem is without pictures but pedestal tables work very well and still allow for taking them up and down...
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:28 PM   #5
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My problem is the base of the table is not attached to the floor anymore. Where it was attached/bolted has been fiberglassed over.

They attached the base to a piece of plywood that sits on the floor but the floor is rounded and the plywood is straight and they used shims to try and balance it but it's just a wonky mess my kids will destroy in no time, probably sustaining injuries in the process lol

The table with the folding legs require the table be hinged to the wall correct? How would the table be unhinged quickly to put it in the bed position?
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #6
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Take the base and screw it back to the floor. Looks like you may have a Uhaul camper?? If so the original table base extended into a hole in the floor, I just removed ours but it is not useable. Question is why did the previous owner make up the disaster base that you now have, floor rot maybe. If there is a floor problem I would correct that issue and install a new table base that sets flat on the floor, as they are available as is new table posts.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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Not sure of the reason but she's sealed now.


Do I want to be drilling holes in the floor of my camper?
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It probably had holes drilled there before?? If you do drill holes, don't drill all the way through the floor, only go about 3/4 of the way, that will prevent water getting up into the floor. What I do, and just did a couple days ago with a counter top extension, is figure out how deep I want to go, cut a piece of plastic or copper tubing, or a piece of steel brake line is what I just used, slip it over the drill bit leaving the length exposed of the depth of the hole I want to make. You could do the same with tape on the bit.
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Not sure of the reason but she's sealed now.


Do I want to be drilling holes in the floor of my camper?

If you do you might wish to check on what is under the area first ......

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Old 06-26-2013, 05:39 AM   #10
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It probably had holes drilled there before?? If you do drill holes, don't drill all the way through the floor, only go about 3/4 of the way, that will prevent water getting up into the floor. What I do, and just did a couple days ago with a counter top extension, is figure out how deep I want to go, cut a piece of plastic or copper tubing, or a piece of steel brake line is what I just used, slip it over the drill bit leaving the length exposed of the depth of the hole I want to make. You could do the same with tape on the bit.
So no bolt coming out the other end. Will that keep it steady with use?
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So no bolt coming out the other end. Will that keep it steady with use?
If the floor is solid and you use some good size screws. And kids aren't climbing on the table! Now you got me thinking that this may be the reason Uhaul used the floor mount that the center was recessed into the floor, for extra strength. If you did have to drill right through, as previously mentioned check underneath first, use some large washers underneath, and use some kind of sealer to prevent water intrusion. Still not sure what you have for a trailer, but our Uhaul has, and I assume many others do too, bolts through the floor to hold the body to the frame. And those bolts on ours, and others I know of, were almost rusted away where they passed through the plywood floor.
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I hope they don't climb ON the table but they do fight over the table often lol it's a love hate thing that I hope ends soon (but has lasted since the youngest was born) <sigh>

It's a Uhaul and I can see the bolt holes through the clear glass.
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Michele, I see your U-Haul pic as your avatar. Now you need to change your profile to indicate the year/length/brand of your trailer. That helps us help you. Make the change in User CP.

I'd drill holes and mount the trailer the same way it came from the factory. YMMV
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I'm not a big fan of the single pedestal tables, but in some cases it's the easiest or necessary solution. We don't use the table in our Uhaul, the table is removed, plywood in it's place that stays down as a bed all the time. Considering what I said about the body bolts, I still wouldn't hesitate to bolt through the floor if necessary. The previous owners table base job is cause for wonder as to why he did that. Maybe wanted to move the table around?? And resulted in a poor solution to that idea. I'd screw or bolt that base back to the floor and not worry about it, but I'll bet it's not the original Uhaul table base, but so what.
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