- RV Business - http://www.rvbusiness.com -

RV Industry Accepting Dicor’s ‘Dancing Tables’

A four-way directional table top on a Cosmo Round Table Pedestal.

Dicor Products' four-way directional table top on a Cosmo Round Table Pedestal.

Compact, adjustable wall mount and pedestal tables may be one of the new features found in RVs this year as a number of RV manufactures are integrating these amenities into their product lines.

Dicor Products introduced several versions of these tables at the National RV Trade Show in December and they garnered a lot of attention, Dwayne Nickel, director of marketing for Dicor Corp., parent company of Dicor Products, stated in a news release.

In fact, the adjustable tables were No. 1 on the 12-item list of what one RV trade writer  called “excellent examples of the RV industry’s ingenuity and innovation” in its “Louisville features innovation on display.”

“Everybody loved the tables,” said Nickel. “We called them our ‘Dancing Tables’ because of the multiple ways they can move, all of which provides a brand new level of flexibility for this common RV feature.” The tables are designed to make efficient use of space in smaller RVs while retaining the comforts of a larger dinette or table.

The wall mounted tables, typically used for dinettes, include the Quick-Flip Leaf Wall Table, which quickly deploys a flip-up leaf near the wall that extends the table 12 inches with one easy action. Once deployed, the table can also be moved from side to side along the wall mount for easier seat access.

The Up-Down Wall Table also slides from side to side as needed for comfortable seating and uses a hinging system that allows it to be lowered to bed height. The RV owner never needs to lift the full weight of the table when changing heights. The wall mount tables are all supported by steel and aluminum hardware for durability and safety.

The wall mount tables are flexible, complete table systems that also combine a choice of attractive aluminum single and double legs with table tops that fit the specific décor needs of manufacturers.

The Cosmo Round Table Pedestal provides the mount for another table system. The single, telescoping leg can raise and lower the table to two levels from 13 to 28 inches high, aided by a smooth, single-lever auto lift.

The Four-Way Directional Tabletop System can move the pedestal table top in four directions, side-to-side and lengthwise. The tables also use steel and aluminum hardware. “Additional table top systems may be offered in the future as we get a better feel for manufacturer desires in this area,” said Nickel.

“The various ways the tables move and extend make them adaptable to a variety of floorplans. The dinette can have a smaller footprint, for example,” said Nickel. “They make table adjustments quick, easy and safe for RVers and help them make better use of limited space in smaller RVs.”

Currently the tables are being integrated into prototypes for new RV models. “The manufacturers need a little time to work with them, but we expect them to be dancing in public before long,” said Nickel.

To see animated videos of the tables in action, go to www.dicor.com/amazingstuff and click on the table link at the bottom of the page.

[Slashdot] [Digg] [Reddit] [Facebook] [Google] [StumbleUpon]