BOOTH REMOVAL AND CIRCULAR TABLE INSTALLATION

While at the FMA rally in January we saw another coach with a factory installed circular dinette table and chairs. While at the FMA rally in January we saw another coach with a factory installed circular dinette table and chairs. We decided to replace our booth dinette with the same arrangement. The most difficult part of the project was finding a 42 inch or smaller circular dining room table. We settled on a 42 inch oak table with no leaf and four chairs.

The following are the steps we used to make this replacement.

Removing the Booth
1 Remove the table, then grind the rivets from the table retainer and pry the retainer from the wall.
2 Remove the cushions from the booth, then remove the visible screws in the bottom and sides of one of the booths.
3 Pry the inside of the upper section of paneling from the inside of the booth. It is held in by staples.
4 Look closely and you will find more screws that hold the dinette to the walls. Remove them.
5 If all the screws have been removed, carefully pry the booth away from the wall. It should be disconnected.
6 If it hangs up, check again for a hidden screw or one you have missed.
7 Once one booth is removed, follow the above steps to remove the other booth.
8 Clean up the area and repair any small holes you might have caused to the walls.

Installing the Circular Table
1 Unpack and assemble the table and chairs according to manufacturer instructions.
2 Place the table and chairs in place of the booth. Place them where you would when using them. Adjust the table legs for a firm stance.
3 Now place the table and chairs in the position they will travel. We used a packing blanket to cover the table and separate the table and chairs.
4 Determine the right location to attach Velcro straps to secure the table, then us bungee cords to hold the chairs to the table.
Submitted by Jim Fox

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