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IronJ
07-20-2016, 11:47 PM
For those of you with removable tables, what if anything do you put in all the holes in the floor.....I got 7 pole holes in my rig and my daughter seems to get her lil feet in em, or crunch up cereal and/or whatever in them...

Any ideas or tips?..a plastic cap would have been a genius idea (hint hint heartland lol)

Jeremy

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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
07-21-2016, 12:34 AM
Jeremy
The first thing I thought of was a rally dense packing foam. You could use a hole saw to cut it the right size. I'm sure the first one would take a bit of a learning curve but once you figured it out you could make a handful of them.
That was just a quick fix I'm sure you'll come across something that would work better. If I come up with something better I'll let you know. What size are the holes.

http://www.ideastarmovers.com/proImages/1232_112_1438513541.jpg

Just thought of another one, what about the swimming pool noodles ? I think there to big though.

Found this on google search. It's for the umbrella hole in a picnic table.
http://www.teak.com/english/patio-furniture-parasols-4PRSS.shtml

IronJ
07-21-2016, 12:40 AM
Hmm...both are viable...I even thought about a tapered wood "plug"..

Or can you buy just the caps that are on the end of the table poles?...

I could flip it over and have the smooth end up ....

Hmm....late night pondering always gets me in trouble!! Lol

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IronJ
07-21-2016, 12:47 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160721/e8d5effa0ea2f8434e3449c5771d3067.jpg

Well..found these...there were only 3 but I got em all..

To be continued...........


Lol

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JohnD
07-21-2016, 11:02 AM
For those of you with removable tables, what if anything do you put in all the holes in the floor.....I got 7 pole holes in my rig and my daughter seems to get her lil feet in em, or crunch up cereal and/or whatever in them...

Any ideas or tips?..a plastic cap would have been a genius idea (hint hint heartland lol)

Jeremy

Tell your daughter to get used to this and figure it out . . .

There is only so much we can do around here to help you out!

LBR
07-21-2016, 11:33 AM
Hi Jeremy...we have a similar TH on order (Cyclone)....our dealer is still checking on availability, but we are trying to replace all the table posts with the cam lock type and hoping that the factory won't even put the holes into our flooring. If they do and we can get the cam lock poles and bases, we will plug those holes permanently and I'll install the cam lock bases right over the tops of holes.

IronJ
07-21-2016, 12:15 PM
Tell your daughter to get used to this and figure it out . . .

There is only so much we can do around here to help you out!
Haha...telling a 3yr old anything is futile...

I think the caps I ordered will hit the spot!!..

They even have a tiny hole in middle so I can use a lil hook to pop em out if I ever need to..

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porthole
07-25-2016, 07:08 PM
I'm pretty sure the pedestal end caps are tapered, and may not fit putting them in upside down. Or, they will fit one time.

IronJ
07-25-2016, 10:21 PM
I got em...and they are a little tapered...only about half way tho..I may have to trim them...

The dealer actually called today and said my rig was finally done!!..so I can actually try them..

Oh well if they don't work they were cheap...and worth a shot..definantly not the first bright idea I had that got quickly put to rest!! Lol

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RottsNScotts
07-26-2016, 12:35 AM
This is one of my million dollar ideas as I have the same problem with dog paws and dog hair in the holes!

Someone needs to modify the plug that they already make for kitchen sinks so that it is large enough to fit in the floor holes with a ring on the top that lays down into the top of the plug so it is flat but can be pulled up to pull the plug out!

(My other million dollar idea is height adjustable handles on wheelchairs!)

IronJ
07-26-2016, 12:41 AM
Well...figure it out and I'll buy some from you!! Lol..

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JohnD
07-26-2016, 09:01 AM
Well...figure it out and I'll buy some from you!! Lol..

Of course, since you'll be buying the first ones . . . they'll cost you a million bucks! ;)

Skywrench
07-26-2016, 09:56 AM
This same problem drove us crazy. We rarely use our tables and the holes are a problem. DW found the perfect solution - flexible plumbing cap. Just remove the hose clamp and put them in. I can't remember what size she used. Just bring a tape measure with you when you go to the hardware store. They slide in easy and can be removed with a small screwdriver.

IronJ
07-26-2016, 11:03 AM
This same problem drove us crazy. We rarely use our tables and the holes are a problem. DW found the perfect solution - flexible plumbing cap. Just remove the hose clamp and put them in. I can't remember what size she used. Just bring a tape measure with you when you go to the hardware store. They slide in easy and can be removed with a small screwdriver.

see I knew eventually one the camper MacGyver's on here would come through with the good stuff!!! LOL....thanks skywrench!! ill pick some of those up next time I'm at the depot!

Sorry JohnD......I wont be able to get your autographed prototype idea for a million now....LOL

Jeremy

Dclaws54
07-31-2016, 01:30 PM
I went down to the office supply store and bought the the right size plugs that are for desks with holes for cords. Work's great


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IronJ
08-01-2016, 10:39 AM
This same problem drove us crazy. We rarely use our tables and the holes are a problem. DW found the perfect solution - flexible plumbing cap. Just remove the hose clamp and put them in. I can't remember what size she used. Just bring a tape measure with you when you go to the hardware store. They slide in easy and can be removed with a small screwdriver.
I went to home Depot but I could not find those caps. The really helpful, lady asked what I needed em for ...so rather than go into a long description I just said "a project "...to which she replied "well I dunno hun...try the project store"....now that's customer service!! Lol


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porthole
08-01-2016, 10:59 AM
They are usually between the PVC fittings and the brass/bronze steel fittings in the plumbing isle.
Ask test plugs, should be right near there.

Or give them this to scan

Model # PQC-102 Internet # 100372303 Store SKU # 688061 Store SO SKU # 1000673567
2 in. PVC DWV Flexible Cap
46837

IronJ
08-01-2016, 04:45 PM
That's what I figured...walked up and down that Isle no less than 4 times...likely why the lady came to (attempt) to assist me!! Lol

I'll look again next time
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U2fletch
08-10-2016, 12:33 PM
In the spirit of over engineering....

I bring my digital calipers with me whenever in the RV so designed and 3D printed these plugs for the floor. Printed using black ABS. Plugs are slightly tapered and hollow, but are quite strong. They have a very small lip around the top which acts as a seal to prevent dust/debris from slipping into the hole.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160810/52bc63e3e3cf88bcfb3c53761cf526ce.jpg

If anyone wants to download and print their own, I uploaded the design onto Thingiverse.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1713793

Jeff



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roundabout
08-10-2016, 12:58 PM
I made some out of plumbing pvc. It took some grinding to taper the bottom
i used some matching diamond tread in the garage and found some extra carpet under the stairs behind the basement bulkhead for the kitchen to match the flooring

the short pipe section is cut to size and lifts the plug so it's flush with the cup for the table leg

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IronJ
08-10-2016, 01:13 PM
Those are both awesome...there was a time I can somewhat remember when I could go in my shop and get creative with my free time....

Anymore I look for the easy way....a solution in can buy....

Who's selling?..lol

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roundabout
08-10-2016, 02:26 PM
I'm with you ironj
you would think that the manufacturer would provide or at least make available a plug

I found the grinding of the taper and the clean up the worst part. And using plumbing pvc caps wasn't the cheapest method.

But as soon as someone figures a way to mold these out of plastic. The manufacterer would probably start producing them and if these are imported products. There would be no way to compete. Maybe heartland could suggest a plug to the manufacturer. It's just a simple product but like you said. Requires the proper tools.

Another option would be a solid replacement plate with the same hole pattern. Just pop out the cup and screw back on a round plate if you thought you would never use the table legs

jeff