People often get confused when trying to repair their camper table mounts or bases. That is easily understandable, because of the lack of information about doing so. I hope this information will help the do-it-yourselfer when trying to make a repair on a recreational vehicle table.
The most common tables are done with round the legs and surface or recessed mounting bases. The legs usually range in size from 18 inches to 31 1/2 inches long. Some tables are supported with just one leg while others are supported with two.
The installation bases are the round recessed mountable base, or the round surface mount base. The recessed base will sit flush with the floor and not have anything protruding upward. The service mount base will protrude upward approximately 2 1/2 to 3 inches.
If the protrusions are not an issue, they will be the most easily installed. The bases have preset holes in them already, and you just screw the base to the bottom of the table and to the floor. The leg is just inserted into the base to form the table support. The height of the table can be set by simply purchasing the correct table leg length.
If the protrusions are an issue, you’ll have to cut a hole in the floor to set the flush mount base into place. While this is not a hard project, it is one that you want to measure twice and cut once.
There also a couple of other methods of table building or repair. One of the common methods would be the table hinge bracket kit. It includes a wall plate, table plate, and the bracket hinges. This type of table will swing down or hinge down to lay flat between the table seats. This installation will be more time-consuming, and most likely more expensive.
Often times you choose to use a rv table hinge bracket kit you’ll also have to use an adjustable folding table leg. These two come in different sizes, and need to be sized properly to match where you are placing the hinge kit onto the wall. Be careful if you are ordering this type of product, it is easy to confuse an adjustable folding leg with the non-adjustable folding leg.
You can find all of these parts on a site that sells RV parts and accessories. Most of your local RV dealerships or repair facilities will often have these in stock as well.