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Old 05-02-2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default 2018 Roadtrek Zion SRT - Table

The table for the Roadtrek Zion SRT is way too high - by 7". It is the itc Redwood, post and top model. Ideally for where it is anchored (in cab part of vehicle which is higher than coach floor) I would like to cut down the 28" post to 21" but I cannot easily remove the top or bottom plastic connectors. Forcing them could well damage beyond use. Has anyone done this. Ordering a shorter post from itc offers options of 15.5" (too short) or 25.5" (too tall).

The table is probably the right height when used in the back with couch but we prefer to keep that made up as a bed and eat/play cards etc in front.

How have others dealt with this issue?
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The table for the Roadtrek Zion SRT is way too high - by 7". It is the itc Redwood, post and top model. Ideally for where it is anchored (in cab part of vehicle which is higher than coach floor) I would like to cut down the 28" post to 21" but I cannot easily remove the top or bottom plastic connectors. Forcing them could well damage beyond use. Has anyone done this. Ordering a shorter post from itc offers options of 15.5" (too short) or 25.5" (too tall).

The table is probably the right height when used in the back with couch but we prefer to keep that made up as a bed and eat/play cards etc in front.

How have others dealt with this issue?
You can't remove the press-fit end caps without trashing them. But you can take the post to a welding shop that routinely welds aluminum. They will cut out a sufficient section to provide the desired height and weld the pipe sections together. We did this and the results are fine. FWIW, the welder said the weld was stronger than the pipe.
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You can't remove the press-fit end caps without trashing them. But you can take the post to a welding shop that routinely welds aluminum. They will cut out a sufficient section to provide the desired height and weld the pipe sections together. We did this and the results are fine. FWIW, the welder said the weld was stronger than the pipe.

Are the end caps not available from the manufacturer? Or maybe available version that would work the same?
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Another approach would be to remove a desired section from the middle of the post. Epoxy both ends into either a short external sleeve (2 ID) or an internal tube (X OD).

I would also suggest calling the company for their recommendation.
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Are the end caps not available from the manufacturer? Or maybe available version that would work the same?
When I talked with their C/S about a year ago, they didn't stock end caps. They would supply me with a custom length but the minimum order was a couple of hundred. The vendor is domestic but they are probably built in the far east.

Cutting and welding the pipe was so simple that the shop didn't even charge for it.
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I talked to the people at itc (makers of table hardware) and they are sending me a new top cap for $2.50. Has not arrived yet but will post how it goes when I do. Thanks for responses.
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I talked to the people at itc (makers of table hardware) and they are sending me a new top cap for $2.50. Has not arrived yet but will post how it goes when I do. Thanks for responses.
Did they have any suggestions for mounting it? I imagine it's a hydraulic press fit but I wonder how that's accomplished without damaging the center protruding knob on the cap.
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Thanks for everyone's ideas. We have now solved the problem of the too tall table. We ordered a new "upper table cap" from itc Inc. It cost $2.50 When it arrived we used a hacksaw to shorten the aluminum table post and glued the new cap on. Works great, swivels right out of the way. Made a new table top with an oval shape so it is much easier to navigate around now too - no sharp corners.
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