RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-19-2016, 10:00 AM   #1
TickTock
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Lakeland
Posts: 20
Free Standing Dinette - How is it secured?

Hello everyone. First post (and I did search the forum) and I have a question.

My 2017 Elite 27RB came with a free standing dinette option. I contacted Keystone as well as asked my dealer and I cannot seem to get an answer. The question is how does the table get secured? Keystone indicates it comes with straps and that some have hooks on the walls where the straps attach. My unit did not have straps and the dealer gave me a couple of straps which don't seem to be long enough to do anything with and I suspect it was something they had lying around.

Can anyone provide guidance? I am sure that even if they weren't strapped down that they would not move much (if any), but this sure has me perplexed. Pictures are great too if anyone has them.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to asking so many questions that I wear out my welcome
__________________

TickTock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
66joej
Senior Member
 
66joej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: radium hot springs bc
Posts: 2,007
Welcome to the forum.
On our Cougar 318SAB we had a free standing table/chairs. There was an eye on the wall and one on the floor they were imobilized with a velcro strap. One on each side of the table. The table was screwed down to the floor.
__________________

66joej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 10:46 AM   #3
TickTock
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Lakeland
Posts: 20
Thank you for the reply. I have no eye to hook to currently. The table is bolted down.

Did you flip your chairs opposite of the table or did they just stay in the standard configuration?
TickTock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 10:53 AM   #4
66joej
Senior Member
 
66joej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: radium hot springs bc
Posts: 2,007
The chairs stay as they are. The eye on the wall was at the level of the seats and the one on the floor was just down from the outside chair. One velcro strap for both chairs on each side of the table. It doesn't take much to hold them in place.
66joej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 08:07 PM   #5
theeyres
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Green Valley, AZ
Posts: 782
Can't speak to yours but my Arctic Fox had a free standing table and chairs and they never moved at all when traveling. Never strapped them down. The table and chairs just sat where they were. I'd try traveling a short distance and check it out. You may not need to worry about it.
__________________
Earl

2007 33.5' Arctic Fox Fifth Wheel used for full-timing for several years--now sold
2011 Hideout 23RKSWE that we now use for poking around local parks
2007 Chevy 3/4 ton diesel with Prodigy Brake Control
theeyres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 08:26 PM   #6
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 19,621
Our table is bolted to the floor, there are four eyelets on the floor with two straps that go across the chairs on each side of the table. We never use that system and only use one "buckle strap" about 18" long. We place it around the table base and through one leg of each of the chairs. That holds the chairs in place. I'd probably not do anything, except there's a very large window that sits next to the table. If the chairs ever "jostled against that window" ..... So, better safe than sorry, I suppose.
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 04:39 AM   #7
TickTock
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Lakeland
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRTJH View Post
Our table is bolted to the floor, there are four eyelets on the floor with two straps that go across the chairs on each side of the table. We never use that system and only use one "buckle strap" about 18" long. We place it around the table base and through one leg of each of the chairs. That holds the chairs in place. I'd probably not do anything, except there's a very large window that sits next to the table. If the chairs ever "jostled against that window" ..... So, better safe than sorry, I suppose.

That is one place I never looked - the floor. Are the eyelets hidden in the carpet? My camper is at the storage lot at the moment but I will certainly check - just wondered where to look. I sure found a few loose staples in the carpet by the couch!!! But I didn't walk barefoot around the table - lol.
TickTock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 04:54 AM   #8
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 19,621
Quote:
Originally Posted by TickTock View Post
That is one place I never looked - the floor. Are the eyelets hidden in the carpet? My camper is at the storage lot at the moment but I will certainly check - just wondered where to look. I sure found a few loose staples in the carpet by the couch!!! But I didn't walk barefoot around the table - lol.
Our tie down eyelets are relatively small, "raw metallic silver" color and hide very well in the grayish/tan carpet. So it's very possible that you just didn't notice them.
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 06:22 AM   #9
CaptnJohn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ocean Isle Beach
Posts: 1,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRTJH View Post
Our tie down eyelets are relatively small, "raw metallic silver" color and hide very well in the grayish/tan carpet. So it's very possible that you just didn't notice them.
Same here ~~ for the chairs only. Table is securely bolted to the floor. We put 2 chairs in storage as only the 2 of us and gives much more room.
__________________

2019 Montana 3761 FL
2019 F350 6.7 4X4 DRW

Edgewater 205 EX Yamaha 150
CaptnJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 07:32 AM   #10
sourdough
Site Team
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: W. Texas
Posts: 10,547
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRTJH View Post
Our tie down eyelets are relatively small, "raw metallic silver" color and hide very well in the grayish/tan carpet. So it's very possible that you just didn't notice them.

Ours are the same. We also removed 2 chairs since it's just the two of us. We don't secure the chairs with the straps but strategically place chair cushions etc. to cushion various areas. We placed our ice maker beside one chair where we took one out and it works great. The chairs haven't moved in thousands of miles of travels.
sourdough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 07:39 AM   #11
Irish Mist
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Orillia
Posts: 88
We like Earl just have ours loose. The owners before unscrewed the table so it is loose as well. Seems to travel just fine.
__________________
2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 Diesel
Pullrite SuperGlide 16K Hitch
2011 Cougar 327 RES
Irish Mist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 12:49 PM   #12
tdcolby
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Hewitt
Posts: 16
We have a Passport Elite with a free standing table as well. My husband added eye hooks under the table on either side, & we secure the chairs with a strap. Ours did not come with any way to secure them, and as mentioned before, there is a window right there. Our new problem is the table has come loose twice now on trips. we have tried to re-attach it, but it still seems to come loose and moves quite a bit! Any suggestions?
tdcolby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 01:08 PM   #13
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 19,621
You say that it comes loose. Isn't the pedestal bolted to the floor? Our table has never moved from the factory position. The only issue we've ever had is the chairs occasionally "migrate" from the travel position on very rough roads. Normally, we don't secure the chairs and they are in the same place as when we started.

Anyway, your table should be bolted to the floor of the slide. If it's not, then I'd address that first. Is your trailer still under warranty? Have you discussed this with the dealer?
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 01:13 PM   #14
TickTock
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Lakeland
Posts: 20
The table is bolted down. The question was about the chairs. We figured out a system.
TickTock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 03:00 PM   #15
Travelingcircus
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Crawfordville
Posts: 14
Our TT is a 2017 Cougar XLite. I removed the freestanding table by removing 4 wood screws from the pedestal.
Travelingcircus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 12:43 PM   #16
Miles65
Member
 
Miles65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: AUSTIN
Posts: 88
My Springdale 252RL has the free standing table. It does collapse, if you push the release lever on the side. It then stands only a foot, or so, tall. At that point, you wedge it with some pillows and drive off. It hasn't moved since I discovered the collapse lever. In truth, I sometimes just stand it on its table top length side, put a few pillows around it, and have no trouble. The lever is sometimes temperamental. There are no hooks or straps to secure the table. It is actually meant to be an inside/outside unit.
__________________

Miles65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dinette

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RVģ is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×