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Old 07-17-2018, 11:50 PM   #1
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I screwed up.....

My brand new X23B table. I was in the trailer this evening after work to load a few things to get ready to go on Thursday. I had the table lowered and configured as a bed. I went to open the front port side window and knelt on the cushion. Next thing I knew I heard a pop and the cushion I was kneeling on had dropped a few inches. Lifted up the cushion and the edge of the table that was on the lip had slipped down and bent the edge of the table top. I was too mad at myself to do anything other than put it back on the lip and replace the cushions. I have no idea how bad it is, if I can repair it, or if I'm going to need to replace the table top. Anyone have any idea how much a new table top is?
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:42 AM   #2
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The table in mine is heavy, cheap, chipboard. I would replace it with 5/8 plywood and move the hardware. If you get plywood with a nice finish on top, a good stain and transfer the hardware you will be better off.

You can even get a metal or wood trim for the exposed edge.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:02 AM   #3
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Use this as a chance to make it unique and custom. Use the old one as a pattern and make your own. If you donít have the skills find someone who does. A factory top will be much more than you can build one for. Cut the new top, transfer hardware to new top, presto you have a cool new table!
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:11 AM   #4
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We put our table outside. I hate that new style set of legs. It's a disaster waiting to happen. Plus the legs made it hard to take outside. I put an old style set of legs on.

A few months after we bought our X20E we were away from the trailer and there was a massive storm. Something like 3/4 inch of rain. The edge of the table swelled up like a badly stubbed toe. I had a guy I worked with at the time, who had a wood shop above his garage, make me a new table top of cedar planks. It's about 1/3 the weight of the original table, far sturdier, and it's waterproof. Not to mention it looks great.

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When I bought my 29BHS used a few years ago the table was heavily damaged on one edge with the plastic trim strip ripped out. Instead of replacing it I did what several are suggesting and made a new table from 5/8" furniture grade plywood and just transfered the hardware over. To make the edge look more finished I got some iron on wood-toned edge strip. It has been in use for over 2 years and I'm still very happy with it. The only issue is a dent in the middle of it from the DVD/Surround reciever falling from the shelf above on a rough road, which is a story for another day (but the reciever still works!).

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We put our table outside. I hate that new style set of legs. It's a disaster waiting to happen. Plus the legs made it hard to take outside. I put an old style set of legs on.

A few months after we bought our X20E we were away from the trailer and there was a massive storm. Something like 3/4 inch of rain. The edge of the table swelled up like a badly stubbed toe. I had a guy I worked with at the time, who had a wood shop above his garage, make me a new table top of cedar planks. It's about 1/3 the weight of the original table, far sturdier, and it's waterproof. Not to mention it looks great.

This!!
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When I bought my 29BHS used a few years ago the table was heavily damaged on one edge with the plastic trim strip ripped out. Instead of replacing it I did what several are suggesting and made a new table from 5/8" furniture grade plywood and just transfered the hardware over. To make the edge look more finished I got some iron on wood-toned edge strip. It has been in use for over 2 years and I'm still very happy with it. The only issue is a dent in the middle of it from the DVD/Surround reciever falling from the shelf above on a rough road, which is a story for another day (but the reciever still works!).

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I agree, make one! Then post pics!
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X2, to making a new top if it is not repairable. That particle board is VERY HEAVY, nice Baltic Birch plywood would look nice and is not as heavy, fyi Baltic Birch ply is $$$. But a nice table made of planks, will look really nice, and a LOT lighter. Just remember to joint the edges to get a perfect seam.
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I was looking at Home Depot online today and they have 3/4 inch thick x 4 inch yellow pine tongue and groove wood, 96 inch length for about $11/board. I'm thinking after our maiden trip to get a few of these, rip 2 down to remove the tongue from one side and the groove from another to use as the outside pieces, cut them to length, and make the table top a rectangle instead of the one corner cut off, glue the piece together, and screw cross braces into the bottom, for rigidity, and transfer the hardware. Use 1/4 round for edge trim, some dark stain and polyurethane sealant as a top coat. I can do this. Might have to get a buddy with a table saw to do some of the rip cuts for me. I used to fix jet engines, I can handle some simple carpentry. I hope.

I'll see whats what when we get home from our maiden trip this weekend. I'll post pics of before and after when I get it done. Momma is going out of town on a business trip next week, Might have to see if I can surprise her when she gets back.
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