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Old 07-29-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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U-Haul Camper - replacement pipe for dinette?

Hi all ~ just got a new-to-me '84 13' U-Haul camper. Unfortunately, the original pipe the holds the dinette table was lost and I'm trying to figure out something to use that's a suitable replacement. I stopped by Home Depot hoping to find a a similar 2" cylinder. They were not too helpful Any ideas on other places/resources to try? And is there a standard table "height" I should request if it needs to be cut down? Thanks for any insight/ideas you might have. ~ Lisa
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You'd have better luck at an RV Supply store...
RV Furniture pedestal table legs, bases
Buy it online, or Camping World is another possibility. Here in San Diego there are several RV supply retailers to choose from.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #3
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Perfection! Thanks so much!

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You'd have better luck at an RV Supply store...
RV Furniture pedestal table legs, bases
Buy it online, or Camping World is another possibility. Here in San Diego there are several RV supply retailers to choose from.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:35 PM   #4
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Lisa, On my U Haul the original post for the table was modified to fit another custom table top. The previous owner had to add a thin adapter tube to the top end of the pipe/post in order to fit the new fitting on the table. As such the original table could not be used because with the adapter the tube was too large in diameter. As I wanted to use the original table I removed the adapter and the tube once again fits the original table.

So I would suggest you check the diameters carefully as the U Haul stuff seems always to be "special" in one way or another and I suspect a standard table post will be too big in diameter.

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Old 07-30-2010, 01:34 PM   #5
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Actually the table post is standard and super easy to find, it is 29 1/2 inches tall. I found a replacement easily at my local RV store for 10$, I notice that camping world also has some:


Table Leg - Product - Camping World

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #6
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How do the CT table legs anchor? I have a VT and it has a sort of complex folding leg mechanism slash mousetrap.
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Most use one of these mounts either surfaced mount or recessed mount.
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Be aware that at least one style of table supports made by TIIDEE in Dayton, Ohio use a different diameter pipe.

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Most use one of these mounts either surfaced mount or recessed mount.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #9
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In my CT there was the recessed mount which I'm pretty sure is original (quite rusted) as shown on the left of Scott B's post. I had a post but it was very rusted and wiggly, getting a new posthelped a lot. The fiberglass table has a surfaced mount fiberglassed into the bottom.

I will add that the CT's original table is really hard to get around. You basically have to lean the table over to get in - even if you are a thin person. We are right now trialling a prototype of a new table which is half the size, but two pieces which hinge together. We are pretty pleased with this arrangement - less table space but way easier to get in and out when it is set up as a dinette. And then we just unfold it to use for the bed support.
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I relocated the mounting flange for the table further back which shifts the table back and allows more room to get in. The table now 'overhangs' the back portion of the 'U' shape sitting bench. I don't really care because I do not seat 4 at the table (usually 2 max). I love the table pushed back. It makes the floor space much bigger feeling too!
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Pam,
I like the way you moved the table back, was it difficult to make a new recessed spot for the moved flange?
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Mine is not using the recessed holder. Its still in the floor, I believe, under the carpet. Previous owner had installed a surface mount pipe holder which I simply removed and screwed back down where I wanted it. (simple simple !) If you ck the photo, you can see the type of mount. It's a low profile one, and they got it from a marine supply company.
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Thanks for all the great advice. I've done careful measurements of the existing anchors on the tabletop and floor (looks like original equipment; floor anchor is the recessed style) and will try to find a store in the LA area that carries this so I can go in and compare -- it looks like about 2 1/8". Or else, I'll try mail order and take my chances. Luckily the part is not too pricey
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