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Best tip off ever from the forum. Benimar table.

Welsh girl

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That s the one we bought after selling ours from our van.much lighter and more manageable.
 
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uzsnowdrop

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Its great isn't it? Someone should tell the Range!
Enjoy your Benny

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Howard H

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Gave the folding table the heave ho. Now in attic... bought the Range modelling table in white . 20 quid. Brilliant and we can use it in the awning as well. Great tip from the forum!
Just a quick question Uzsnowdrop,when you removed the table was it major job and did it leave the floor obviously marked ?
 
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uzsnowdrop

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Easy job five screws.
Left screwholes but have now laid a bit of carpet there , huge difference for the lounge, leg stretch, etc table packed away carefully in loft. Be careful its heavy!!! Bought the lightweight one from the range online. Perfect for us.
 
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Thanks @uzsnowdrop after reading your thread i bought the folding table from the Range and it fits perfectly in my PVC,so i have replaced it with the heavy one that was in there.
(y)
 

Howard H

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Howard if you are on facebook benimar uk owners is a good resource as well
Thanks for that but I am not on Facebook (I know I am a dinosaur) but I have just ordered the table from the Range so the the next free weekend that will be my job . Thanks again for that tip (y)

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Thats great Rich, seems a shame cos the original table is a cool design. The Range must wonder what is going on!
 

John & Liz

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We also had issues with the table in our 201 so changed it.
If you have a look in Top Tips & Tricks under Benimar Mileo 201 Mod, dated 19th Nov 2016 I have posted a detailed description of what we have done.
It works very well for us.

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Howard H

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We also had issues with the table in our 201 so changed it.
If you have a look in Top Tips & Tricks under Benimar Mileo 201 Mod, dated 19th Nov 2016 I have posted a detailed description of what we have done.
It works very well for us.
Thanks John & Liz will have a look for that (y)
 

Howard H

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We also had issues with the table in our 201 so changed it.
If you have a look in Top Tips & Tricks under Benimar Mileo 201 Mod, dated 19th Nov 2016 I have posted a detailed description of what we have done.
It works very well for us.
Just looked at your conversion,it's brilliant that's what Benimar should have done or at least offered it as a option but like @uzsnowdrop that would be beyond my diy skills so will go with the removable table route I think but you should be very proud of that job (y)

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Gadget

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We took delivery of a new Mileo 313 in November and found the table to be very heavy as previous Funsters have stated; unfortunately the table is used to provide a base when converting the lounge into a double bed.
I have now replaced the table by using 12mm marine ply and the fittings from the original table so we can have the swing out extension as on the standard fitment. Not having weighed the two, I'm not sure on the actual saving in weight, but now the good lady can lift the table with ease!
Why Benimar use such a heavy table in the first place escapes my comprehension!!
 

Howard H

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We took delivery of a new Mileo 313 in November and found the table to be very heavy as previous Funsters have stated; unfortunately the table is used to provide a base when converting the lounge into a double bed.
I have now replaced the table by using 12mm marine ply and the fittings from the original table so we can have the swing out extension as on the standard fitment. Not having weighed the two, I'm not sure on the actual saving in weight, but now the good lady can lift the table with ease!
Nice one Ian, have you any pictures ?
 

Gadget

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Apologies! Should have posted a couple in the first place. Will take a couple and see if I can work out how to upload them.

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