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Title: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Ray D on November 22, 2012, 10:16:04 AM
I have looked all over for the mechanism that comes out of the couch and slides a table forward/back and up/down.  Anyone have a source for these?
Thanks,
Ray


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Oonrahnjay on November 22, 2012, 01:06:51 PM
     Me too! 


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Jeremy on November 22, 2012, 04:13:43 PM
I'm intrigued because I also have a table that needs to move up, down and sideways.

I assume that the mechanism you're describing is something that you've seen before in RV furniture? If so, any chance of a link or photo of said furniture, so I can work out if it's anything like what I need?

Thanks

Jeremy


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Lin on November 22, 2012, 04:38:54 PM
Hey Jeremy, How's your Thanksgiving going?

That type of mechanism may exist for RV's.  I don't know, but it seems I have seen a piece of hospital furniture that slides and cranks up and down.  Maybe that would be adaptable.


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Ray D on November 22, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
Here is a picture of one


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: robertglines1 on November 22, 2012, 06:32:12 PM
used in prevost conversions is simple tube inside tube with a tension locking device, or you can use pins to fasten in place. Bottom tube (outside ) under couch -inside slides in and out with verticle(sp) working same way.   Mainly used in slide coaches so when slides are in they can maintain a center isle.  Height can be lowered to seat height for possible inclusion in bed .   Bob


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Jeremy on November 23, 2012, 02:58:42 AM
 Mainly used in slide coaches so when slides are in they can maintain a center isle.  Height can be lowered to seat height for possible inclusion in bed .   Bob

Yes, that is exactly why I need it - except that, rather than the table being mounted in the slide and retracting when the slide is retracted, it will be mounted on the main floor and will extend when the slide is extended. But the principle is just the same - and I also want it to drop down for when the dinette turns into a bed.

If anyone does come across an off-the-shelf mechanism for this I'd be interested. I had in mind to scratch-build something that was electrically-powered, using the mechanisms from electric car seat bases - because they are designed to operate with a lot of weight on them. I've had a granite table top made for this table, which I knew would be very heavy, but it's actually very very, very heavy. In fact I'm considering having it lightened by having the centre cut out of it and replaced by a wooden panel

Jeremy


Hey Jeremy, How's your Thanksgiving going?

Thanks for asking, but I'm British so have to wait until Christmas for my turkey.


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Lin on November 23, 2012, 10:45:08 AM
Jeremy-- Really, I was told that the Queen lover her Thanksgiving dinner as much as her Seder.


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Mex-Busnut on November 23, 2012, 10:52:59 AM
If you are rich and famous, try this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lagun-TABLE-LEG-for-motorhome-caravan-yacht-bus-boat-camper-coaster-hino-/250923669901?pt=Caravan_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a6c37598d&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lagun-TABLE-LEG-for-motorhome-caravan-yacht-bus-boat-camper-coaster-hino-/250923669901?pt=Caravan_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a6c37598d&vxp=mtr)


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Jeremy on November 23, 2012, 11:19:16 AM
No, if I was rich and famous I'd have one of these (and the superyacht to go with it)

Fletcher automated Capstan Table]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ_AwFSWIPU&feature=related#ws]Fletcher automated Capstan Table (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ_AwFSWIPU&feature=related#ws)


Jeremy


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Mex-Busnut on November 23, 2012, 11:49:38 AM
 ;D

That silly table only costs $50,000 dollars, many times more than we paid for our bus.

http://www.gildedlife.com/2010/08/capstan-table-by-db-fletcher-designs/ (http://www.gildedlife.com/2010/08/capstan-table-by-db-fletcher-designs/)

Now imagine if we could apply this awesome technology to our buses. Drive down the road in something the size of a 15-passenger van. Arrive at the campground, hit a button, and you have a 45-foot long, 102-inch wide, 13.5-feet high two-story residence on wheels.

Well... We can dream, right? Imagine slide-outs and slide ups...


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Lee Bradley on November 23, 2012, 12:01:25 PM
Check out http://www.firgelliforum.com/ (http://www.firgelliforum.com/) click on 'Design Ideas'.


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Lin on November 23, 2012, 02:09:31 PM
Nice table.  Is it a 2 or 4 stroke?  Can you use multigrade oil?


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Midwilshire on November 23, 2012, 02:21:56 PM
Check out http://www.firgelliforum.com/ ([url]http://http://www.firgelliforum.com/[/url]) click on 'Design Ideas'.

I must be an idiot, coz I don't see 'Design Ideas."  Help?


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: NCbob on November 23, 2012, 05:07:29 PM
Hang it from the ceiling by 4 cables and lower it when you want it! Simple. Like putting the elevators on the outside of a building when they forgot to install the elevator shafts!  ;)

NCbob


Title: Re: Table up/down/slide Mechanism
Post by: Lee Bradley on November 23, 2012, 09:19:28 PM
I must be an idiot, coz I don't see 'Design Ideas."  Help?

Sorry it is opening in 'Design Ideas'.