What is this velcro for?

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  1. Matt Benoit

    Matt Benoit Well-Known Member

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    I just finished building myself a dinette table, as ours never came with one from the previous owner. We had been using a plastic folding table from Walmart. While measuring for the new table top I noticed 2 strips of velcro on the wood strips that support the table when it's folded down for storage or being used as a bed. I removed the velcro thinking that the previous owner had installed it. But Ive just noticed the same velcro pieces in pictures of other dinettes. Can someone please tell me what these pieces of velcro were used for? I've included a picture of a random dinette I found online. 206st_dinette_wheel_cover.jpg
     
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    Mine has them too. If I remember correctly, I think there may be corresponding strips on the table to hold it from sliding around while driving.
     
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    That looks like someone added it to secure the table for a bed or traveling. Wood peices are scratch built. Otherwise they would match a bit beter
     
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    Having corresponding velcro on the underside of the table makes sense...i wonder if it would be worth it to add this to my new table? I can't imagine the table would really move around a whole lot.
     
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    Original table would have had velcro on it.. Its for securing your table when folded down.
     
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    Yup, table.
     
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    Might be needed more for a restless sleeper when its a bed.
     
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    Well, I guess I know what I'm buying tomorrow at the store... Lol

    Thanks for the quick responses everyone!
     
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    I guess I'll ask another similar question about the dinette table; did anyone's dinette table come with a velcro strap or something similar to secure the folding legs when folded down? Anyone have issues with the legs partially unfolding during transport?
     
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    Lol, yup. Thought about flipping the table. But now just throw the outside carpet under it, and shove whatever under the table. Not really worried about it. Its the legs comming off the table that bothers me. Its on the to do list. No. 178. :cool:
     
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    Hmm, the folding leg on my table never really fell down when folded up. It didn't have velcro, but it had two little plastic pegs that kept the table from sliding forward when stowed.
     
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    If there is no strip then the item/s that use velcro strips means someone has removed them which is not a great idea as the table etc. will slide around during travel.
     
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    Ours did, it was screwed to the bottom of the table and wrapped around the folding legs and back onto itself..
     
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    nope - when we purchased our hw277 new - it had those mismatched wood strips just like the picture....it comes that way from the manufacturer.
     
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    Wow. Lol.
     
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    I think the unfinished wood for table-to-bed support is industry standard--I have the same thing in my truck camper which is built by a small company that is about as different from Forest River as you can get. (Any Texson/Northstar fans?)

    My Fleetwood dinette table does have velcro to secure the legs. I don't know if it's needed because I hate dealing with that table so much I make someone else do it.
     
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    holds the table in place while folded during storage.
     
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    Thank you again everyone for confirming what the velcro was for. I picked up some from the hardware store today and added it back to the dinette and the underside of my new table. I also devised a way to keep the folding legs from falling down during travel or when the dinette is used for a bed. 2 eye bolts and a short bungie cord, and they don't move at all.

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    I also added a $3 toilet paper holder near the potty.

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    same with me. I thought it was some sort of rubbing prevention. sometimes Velcro does not mean for holding but offer cushion with soft side of Velcro. Can be used for cushion on door frame to prevent door slam noises.
     
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    Bungee is probably at least 3x as good as the velcro strap. :)
     

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