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Old 07-14-2021, 01:04 PM   #1
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Folding Counter Top Not Secured When Down

I'm the new owner of a 2018 Four Winds 22B.

On the ride home from picking it up I noticed there's nothing to keep the folding counter top from banging when it's in the down position. Seems like there should have been a latch of some type.

What do y'all do other than keeping it locked in the up position, or using a bungee cord to hold it down while traveling?

Thank you!

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Old 07-14-2021, 01:07 PM   #2
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How about using a small strip of velcro?
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Old 07-14-2021, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thank you. Thought of that, but the gap between the counter top and the cabinet is too wide for a strip of velcro to do the job unless I mount a block of wood on the cabinet or under the counter top to close the gap. Just want to see what others did to solve the problem.
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Old 07-14-2021, 01:30 PM   #4
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This is another example of RVs not intelligently built. In other words, whoever decided to put the counter in like that gave no thought to what happens when traveling. Or didn't give a shit. At this point you would be wise to do a survey of everything in the RV and view it from a bouncing around perspective. Give all the drawers and doors a little tug and see if they need help in the security area. For the Thor Omni I have, Thor decided to go with wireless tablets throughout the RV to control the electronics rather than conventional wiring. When I got home from the day of purchase I found the bathroom tablet floating in the toilet. Fortunately it's relatively waterproof, that and and a rice bath, it still works. Part of travel check list is close the toilet seat lid.

I have also installed curtain style spring bars in the pantry and a couple cabinets to prevent stuff from coming out when you open the doors on arrival. Towels in the bath get a close pin to hold them on the hooks. NOTHING sits on the kitchen counter during travel. Or bedroom vanity counter. My CPAP goes on the bed, not the tiny nightstand platform. With slides involved I make sure nothing can fly off a counter or chair and go under a slide and hide. Things hanging on the wall hooks like command strips, will fall off. Might as well take them down before travel rather than play hide-n-seek with them on arrival.
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Old 07-14-2021, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thank you. Thought of that, but the gap between the counter top and the cabinet is too wide for a strip of velcro to do the job unless I mount a block of wood on the cabinet or under the counter top to close the gap. Just want to see what others did to solve the problem.
2 small screw eyelets and some string or wire. On the Itasca our pans drawer was under the fridge and was too heavy for the drawer latch. We took the eyelets, one on the drawer edge and one on the cabinet framing and looped a short piece of 14ga electrical wire through them. That held the drawer closed.
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:11 PM   #6
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Thank you. Thought of that, but the gap between the counter top and the cabinet is too wide for a strip of velcro to do the job unless I mount a block of wood on the cabinet or under the counter top to close the gap. Just want to see what others did to solve the problem.
How about just slipping a small block of foam in between them?
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:57 PM   #7
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I bought a 2-pack of these for $13. Only needs 1 for the countertop. I may use the other for my phone.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-14-2021, 09:15 PM   #8
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I'm the new owner of a 2018 Four Winds 22B.

On the ride home from picking it up I noticed there's nothing to keep the folding counter top from banging when it's in the down position. Seems like there should have been a latch of some type.

What do y'all do other than keeping it locked in the up position, or using a bungee cord to hold it down while traveling?

Thank you!
A set of these magnetic latch work perfectly on our Axis
Cucumis 2 Pcs Stainless Steel Mini Soft-Catch Magnetic Door Stopper Wall Mount Door Catch Doorstop
Purchase from Walmart or Amazon Comes in a 2-pack -- can use other for an outside latch for the TV.
https://www.amazon.com/Cucumis-Stain...59086613&psc=1
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Old 07-15-2021, 01:38 AM   #9
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I used velcro and a piece of 1x1 wood.
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:06 AM   #10
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It's likely the hinge pivot points rattling. Grab the hinges and jiggle them to figure out what's loose. Maybe wrap a piece of rubber electrical tape around each loose pivot point.

After I sound-deadened the cab area with Kilmat I noticed a LOT more rattles that just drove me crazy! I bought some rubberized shelf liner. Then went through every drawer placing that between all pots, pans and metal lids... basically if it moved or was touching anything - I put padding around it.

This eliminated probably 95% of the clanking and rattles. MUCH better! Got the "happy wife" seal of approval.
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:14 AM   #11
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As you use your new RV you will realize that the people that design and engineer RVs are idiots that don't use their products.
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:24 PM   #12
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The magnetic catches will do the trick. I like that it uses adhesive instead of screws.

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and comments!
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:34 PM   #13
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I used a magnetic door stop like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Sumnacon-Powe...352424&sr=8-16

before I simply removed the extension completely--we never use it.
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Old 07-17-2021, 09:42 PM   #14
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It is amazing what the owners come up with to solve problems the manufacturer should have put in. Pretty disappointing
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:21 PM   #15
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I use these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z8YBTJN...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:12 PM   #16
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I had the same problem on my 2014 Thor Chateau E22. I ended up drilling a hole the same size as a small cotter pin when the table was in the closed position in one of the metal arms. It locks it into the closed position and keeps the table from rattling. I attached to the arms with a string so I would not loose it when I unlocked it.
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