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Old 09-07-2015, 07:07 PM   #41
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Just wondering why the 3 stage single pedestal is such a big improvement, especially if one never intended to make the dinette into a bed? Thanks
Even if you never put the table down to make a bed, two other pluses are; only one pedestal taking up valuable foot room and, also, it's much steadier than the factory two tube one.

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Old 09-08-2015, 12:01 AM   #42
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I went a different way and got Reace to cut the 4 person dinette table in two. It wobbles but not enough to overcome my delight at easy access to the back storage areas.

Yes, I plan to remove the extra hardware.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:04 AM   #43
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I went a different way and got Reace to cut the 4 person dinette table in two. It wobbles but not enough to overcome my delight at easy access to the back storage areas.

Yes, I plan to remove the extra hardware.
I did something similar in my Scamp 13. Table prevented easy access and most of the time was only used by the two of us. But to keep the option of seating four open I hinged it so the other half was easily available.

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Old 09-08-2015, 04:54 AM   #44
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Just wondering why the 3 stage single pedestal is such a big improvement, especially if one never intended to make the dinette into a bed? Thanks
We never make it into a bed either Hugh. I like that it can be lowered slightly when I've got the laptop out, I like that you can rotate the table (since we have the u-shaped dinette) making entry/exit easier, I like that its a single centered pole instead of two off center ones (more foot room) and I like that the table doesnt wobble anymore like it did with the poles and sockets.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:27 AM   #45
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We never make it into a bed either Hugh. I like that it can be lowered slightly when I've got the laptop out, I like that you can rotate the table (since we have the u-shaped dinette) making entry/exit easier, I like that its a single centered pole instead of two off center ones (more foot room) and I like that the table doesnt wobble anymore like it did with the poles and sockets.
Thanks that is very helpful information.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:39 AM   #46
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We raised the floor (but not the seats) in our 21 and installed a pedestal table. Next to the Storage box it might be our favorite option. The extra 4" lets me sit in the dinette with my feet flat on the floor. I am 5'8" and have a 30" inseam. Longer legged people might not find it necessary, but it makes a huge difference in comfort for me.

like RBryan, we have no plans to use the dinette as a bed. since the floor is higher we never have the pedestal at its full extension, which keeps it at a comfortable height for eating. Sometimes we lower it even further for working on the computer. Having a single pedestal makes it way easier to get in and out of the dinette. And Murphy-the-Dog has more room too.
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:03 PM   #47
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Thank you for your opinions and advice on Options for our soon-to-be 19' Escape. Here is our upgraded list of options:

•stainless sink and faucet
•oven with 3 burner cooktop
•6.7 fridge
•dual 6 volt batteries
•150w solar
•opening window over sink
•opening bathroom window
•extra insulation and thermal windows
•additional brake lights (vertical)
•air conditioner
•equalizer hitch
•exterior shower
•storage box front
•winterizing t-valve
•surge protector
•LED awning strip
•2 LED Captains reading lamps
•stereo
•cabinet door at end of Bench
•1 counter extension bed area
•Rhino flex sewer hose
•foot flush toilet
•2 filled propane tanks
•upgrade to 7500k Maxxfan with remote (smoke)

We still have a month to add or subtract, however we feel we are very close to complete. Still, any advice, opinions, etc would be appreciated.

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Old 09-09-2015, 05:06 PM   #48
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A couple of things to think about. We added two shelves to the closet and use it as a pantry. It comes in very handy. It seems to me the oven and 6.7 fridge will take up storage space that could be otherwise valuable to you. I suggest you think carefully about how you will store things with the oven and fridge. Of course the closet could be the answer to your storage needs.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:44 PM   #49
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Would extra drawers or exterior lights (with interior switches) be important to you?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:44 PM   #50
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A couple of things to think about. We added two shelves to the closet and use it as a pantry. It comes in very handy. It seems to me the oven and 6.7 fridge will take up storage space that could be otherwise valuable to you. I suggest you think carefully about how you will store things with the oven and fridge. Of course the closet could be the answer to your storage needs.
We have the 6.7 cu-ft fridge and the oven, two drawers below the closet, and added a shelf in the closet so we can use it as a pantry. There is more storage space than we can use, even when we travelled with two adults and two kids.
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