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Old 12-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #15
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I used two full extension drawer slides that pull out to support the outer half.

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How does the support leg work in your modification? It seems like it would be too long to fold under half the length of the table. How long is your table? It appears slightly longer than the stock model.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #16
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Good eye

The support leg was cut. The length was determined by the width of the top. I still wanted it to operate "normally". The cut off piece had a sleeve installed on it. It is slipped on when the table is in the raised position. In the construction photos you can see the length of the leg and the piece with the green tape is the sleeved part. Quick and simple.

I contemplated making the table a little longer to make the bed a little wider but didn't. It's the same overall length as the Scamp, 42". It could well have been a few inches longer as "sqeezeing by" when it's in the folding position wouldn't be an issue.

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:26 AM   #17
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How does the support leg work in your modification? It seems like it would be too long to fold under half the length of the table. How long is your table? It appears slightly longer than the stock model.

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David
I was thinking that a leg formed in the shape of an x might work for a support of the extension piece of the top. the top of one leg of the x would be on the extension, and the other top of the x under the primary top. Getting the x to fold and be short enough to fit under the primary could get interesting! The use of soss hinges that are used on the edge, and are concealed allowing the tops to have a tight edge contact with no hinge showing, would be nice! I love this style of table!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #18
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Folding Table Extended

We also use the drawer slides, but they are not stiff enough for us. We add a piece of plastic pipe to support the front of the unfolded table, This pipe is not permanently attached to the table. The open end of the pipe slips over a couple of screws, The screws are in the wooden end of the drawer slides.

Our table extends beyond the support sides of the dinette. We use two more shorter plastic pipe pieces to support the table when in the bed position.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #19
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Norm,

It looks like we both used drawer slides but with a different orientation. Yours appear to installed "flat" while mine are installed "on edge" the same way they would be on a drawer side. I believe they're rated for either 50 or 75# and appear to solidly support the outer half of the table top.

It's almost a moot point for us because we find the half table so convenient we use it that way almost all the time. The only exception seems to be when we flip it down to use it as counter space.

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #20
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This would solve my husbands rubbing the pin stripes off with his behind not to mention the table does not come out as far as it should to support the edge of the cushions.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #21
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Ron and Norm,

Thanks for sharing your table upgrades. Both look like big improvements over the factory table. Ron's drawer slides do look like the way to go. The sleeved leg makes sense as well. We're about to set out on a six-week trip to the TX coast and I'm going to try copying your ideas before we leave. I'll try making the table longer as I don't like the way the cushion caves in when get on and off in the bed position. If that doesn't work for us, I can cut a little off of both sections to get back to the 42".

Keep sharing those great ideas,

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #22
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Ron, I agree with you. Your solution is substantially stiffer. The reason we did not put ours in that direction was that they would hang down lower and since we rarely extend the table we choose the flat location.

The folded table is a true improvement on many levels. In our previous trailer we simply had a 1/2 table and it met our needs.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #23
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Norm, Just out of curiosity, the drop down of the slides Im guessing are an inch or so, is the table height low enough that that would be a problem? Im still shopping (have my eye on 1 I really like) but I do like the idea that if I fixed the bed into the dinette the short table would make the cabin seem larger, that and I am now playing a mountain dulcimer and need the extra room.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #24
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Deryk,
My concern dealt with knees. I never tested it and it's probably not an issue.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #25
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I absolutely love tis idea! Norm, how long are each of your sections? We need the table to be longer than stock for a wider bed and I might as well keep the support leg stock. And to all of you, is 1/2 inch plywood the best, strongest, lightest thing to use?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #26
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My Trillium came from the factory with a center table leaf, without which the table is about half size.

I actually sawed the leaf in half again so I have a choice of three table lengths...

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #27
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Francesca, that sounds like a good idea too. I'll have to try to find one. Do you have any pictures handy? What do you do with the leaf when not in use? Thanks for the ideas; I can't wait to get started!
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When they're not in use, I stow the two leaves behind the dinette back cushions, although there's a place "designed" for the original single leaf on the back wall of the closet. Can't put 'em there since I converted the closet to a shelved pantry!

I don't have any pics of my own table, but here's a link to a thread with some pics that another member took. His table isn't sectioned like mine, but it does show the extending arms mounted to the table underside...those are what makes the table work in different lengths.
See post #5 at this link.

There's also a set of instructions for the removable-leaf version here in the document center that's a good line drawing of the way the convertible version works.
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Happy remodeling!

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