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Old 05-06-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Dinette up or down?

Will be making the first trip with our new 19H this weekend. A friend of mine has a Roo 23' he bought new and said the dealer told him to always put the table down when traveling. My dealer never mentioned it and I see nothing about it in the Jayco manual. Just curious as to what others do.
Our table is the type with 2 legs that slide into "pockets" on the floor and the bottom of the table.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:02 AM   #2
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Go in your camper with your table set up. Grab one edge and shake it as hard as you can. This is what happens to the table as you travel down the road unaware of what is happening inside your trailer.

If it were mine, I'd put it down and safely stow the legs in a manner so that they don't roll around and damage things.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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Anything not stowed during travel will bounce around. We've found stuff we thought was safe all the way on the other side of the trailer when we arrived. Best to stow the table. I'd view it as caring for trailer and making it last longer.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:40 AM   #4
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Anything not fastened down will move! If it has legs that go into pockets and the table is rock solid. Leave it. But most of us have a free standing table. In that case break it down and put it in the spot for making the bed. Watch how you pack everything. Especially in the pantry area and the frig. We ALWAYS open each door and cabinet carefully once we get to our destination, as things shift and have been known to fall to the floor when the door is opened.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:57 AM   #5
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I asked the exact question to the guy who gave me the demo last week when I picked up mine


He goes to the US a few times a year to pick up new TT/FW for the dealer and he said that he never had a table down during travel...and it never got damaged... (they do a 16hr drive to bring them back)

Mine is up for now, but I might be putting it down for my travel

However it would seem that it can be left upright...it also depends on where it is in the TT...mine is over the wheels, I wouldn't leave it up if it was at the back!
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
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My 17Z table is the same as the 19H, two legs with pockets. I've always travelled with the table up and never had a problem in 4 years. Other stuff moves around but the table is solid.
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I always travel with mine down. It saves wear on the leg post brackets and also provides better travel storage for items - the space under the table and laying other things flat on top.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:35 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies! The table has some play to it when it is up so I will most likely put it down when traveling.
Now if I could get a definitive answer on my roof material....I will start another thread for that one.
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We always leave ours up, I made some shims for ours to tighten it up, and it's a pain to take down. If it were easy, I might take it down though.
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I`m probably wrong in my method, but we have always left ours up for the nearly 5 years we have had our trailer. Seems no weaker now then ever.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #11
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I had never even thought about it as we our new to campers. I don't know what I will do next time we camp...
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:43 AM   #13
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Down for travel makes sense to me as it does wobble some when upright.

I'd like to know how weeblo shimmed it up to keep it solid.
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I never put the table down on my old trailer and never had a problem, even on mountain forest access roads.

I have to put it down on my new trailer of course as the slide passes right over top of it.
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At our demo we were told to always break it down into "bed mode" and stow the legs in the bench seat storage. We've always done it that way & never had a problem. If we left it up, the table top would rub against the wall and most likely scuff up the wall.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:46 PM   #16
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The table in our 19H was very wobbly right from the day we took it off the lot. We were complete newbies and didn't know that we should have questioned it. It's an 8 hour drive to the dealer so it's just something we learned to cope with. Sometimes we traveled with it in bed mode, but when we didn't we made sure to have enough stuff on the benches and between the posts and base of the benches to minimize the wobbliness - stuff like pillows, bedding, the dog bed and the extra memory foams we had to use as the cushions for the beds were less than ideal.
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We leave our table up. No issues.
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After my last 300 miles I have decided to keep it in the down position!!! It is now loose at the wall bracket, should have learned my lesson and listened to a seasoned RV'r.
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Our 23B has a freestanding. While traveling we leave it down made up as a bed. We most often turtle someplace enroute to our destination and is just more convenient that way.
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