For over a decade I have had an exam room set up in my old house. The Ritter 104 table was in there. When I got it, it was shrink wrapped and pretty discrete. The hood was also a lot sparser back then.
So, how to move an exam table discreetly with people all around? This is how I did it, and did it by my self to boot.
First, I have a trailer so there is not a lot of lifting. I can drop the gate and scoot right up it with a wheel dolly.
I started moving a few other things first, just to get he locals used to the trailer being there and me moving stuff. I covered some of the stuff with tarps or blankets so my ratchet straps would not scratch it, but mostly to get them used to seeing stuff covered. I really think the key it to avoid anything new that will stand out. Make your actions seem as rote as possible. So after a week or so of moving stuff my carting things covered with blankets and tarps out of the house and into my trailer was well below the radar. If someone came over to say hi or snoop, I would discretely attempt to put them to work. Generally that got rid of them very very quickly.
Once the coast was clear, phase two started. I took the table apart as much as I could. On the 104, the drawers all pull out with a gentle tug at the end of their travel. I filled them with stuff then carried them out. The padded top of the table is held on with two bolts down by the foot. You need to look up. The bolts fit into slots so you do not need to take them all the way out. There is a pair of hinges for the back, take the screws out of one half of both of them. Lastly, there are two screws that hold the arm on that holds the head of the table up. Take them out, and the padded top will pull off. I wrapped that in a tarp and brought it out.
Now that you have access to the top, there is pair of bolts that keep the stirrups from pulling out. Take these out and pull the stirrups out. I folded them up and took them out with some bedding.
Now the table is pretty light and semi discreet. I should mention that I had to go down a flight of stairs and the porch steps with it.. The first thing to do is to get the arm that holds the head of the table up to stay down. It is spring loaded, but designed to go all the way down. I put a piece of plywood over it, and ran a ratchet strap around the table (bottom to top) and shoved it down as far as I could while setting the strap up, and used the strap to pull it all the way down. Now the table has a nice flat top.
Than I covered it with a couple old blankets and secured them on with bungee cords. Now it just looked like a desk.
I used two more good ratchet straps to secure it to my dolly and started to wheel it out. I decided that it should go down the stairs first, with me behind it. That worked out real well. After the house stair case (which had just been painted..so I was paranoid of dinging..) the porch stairs were easy. And to the folks buzzing around, it was just another piece of furniture being put on the trailer.
Out here in the country unloading and moving was easy. Few folks around and the ones who are are used to my dragging shit back here all the time.
Putting the table back together was pretty easy. Just take your time and get everything lined up and it all fits back together.
Your table may be a bit different, but hopefully these tips will help you.
Also, the only reason that I really took it apart as much as I did was because I had to move it solo and removing all that stuff made it possible. It would have been killer to move in one piece.