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Old 07-16-2015, 01:25 AM   #31
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If you intend to install a pneumatic pedestal, just ask Escape to not install the table poles, and leave you just the top with the sliding base. From there its a simple matter of 4 screws to mount the pedestal to the top, and 6 screws to mount the pedestal to the floor. No retrofitting or patching of screw holes like I had to do.

It also means you can take the pedestal with you and install it once you have the trailer, rather than shipping it, which is quite expensive.

As for the pedestal, there are a couple of different ones that Escape owners have installed. Myself and several others installed the Springfield Marine model, available at Overtons.

Springfield 3-Stage Air-Powered Table Pedestal - Overton's
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Just jumping on the end here as I expect to have the same issue but with our 21'. Where do I find out more about the pneumatic tube for the table?
Overton's on the Internet . The pedestal is 3 stage Marine Springflield . They usually have 15 % off .sometimes 20 % . They are a Marine supply . Pat
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:57 PM   #33
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If you're doing it yourself, make sure you don't put screws far enough through your floor that you puncture your tanks underneath...
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:32 PM   #34
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Thanks for that pointer��
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:08 AM   #35
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If you're doing it yourself, make sure you don't put screws far enough through your floor that you puncture your tanks underneath...

If you get the Springfield one, it's supplied with the trumpet screws for the base, and they're about 1 1/4". Considering the thickness of the base recess holes and the thickness of the floor, no danger of going in too far.

In our case there was no danger at all, because the dinette floor is also raised.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:14 AM   #36
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As a retired Physical Therapist and Escape 19 owner, I would recommend:
* Extra back cushions for upright support when sitting for long periods of time (include a lumbar roll).
* Measure your lower leg length and match that to the bench seat height (make sure your hips and knees are bent to 90 degrees and your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest).
* Make sure your table height is such that your arms are hanging down while your forearms with elbows bent easily reach the table top (prefer 90 degree elbow bend). You might need to sit on another cushion to raise your hip height, or you might need a foot rest under your feet if they don't reach the floor.
* Get up and move about frequently while working, move your ankles by rocking up on toes then back on heels...change your position frequently!

I do a lot of genealogy research while out on the road...lots of time on the computer at the dining table as well as note taking and flipping through our binders of info. It really helps to move the binders over to the kitchen counter or bed to force me to get up and move frequently:-)
Bottom line...the 19 works for us to do our computer work while out playing!
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Has anyone had Reese install an adjustable height dining table in the booth area?
Hi slloyd47,
We have our orientation and pick up on Sept 8. We got in touch with ETI before our build sheet sign off and asked if they would install the Springfield pedestal for us instead of the standard during our orientation, and they said bring it along and they would. Such great people to work with! We have just loved being on this forum and meeting so many wonderful people who have been so free with their help and comments! And we've already met a few of you! Great people! Hope to meet more of you while on the road!
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Great to hear that ETI would do this. I missed this response earlier.
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A follow up question or two about the Springfield pedestal. On the site it notes three heights. I assume I can adjust the pedestal to any height between the 12" and 28" limits? Is the lower limit low enough to still configure the dinette as a bed?
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A follow up question or two about the Springfield pedestal. On the site it notes three heights. I assume I can adjust the pedestal to any height between the 12" and 28" limits? Is the lower limit low enough to still configure the dinette as a bed?
Hi yes it does . Just make sure in the down position it just clears the wall in back .In other words lay your table top on the pedestal top then bring it down to rest on ledge for bed . Add a few screws to top of pedestal to hold it . That is where the bottom base will now go .screw it down . Try it up and down then add remaining screws to your top . Pat
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