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Old 09-10-2015, 03:24 AM   #51
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Ice breaker- I like that idea I will probably do that when I order my next trailer two foot itis setting in...
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:58 PM   #52
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If you haven't already, you may want to consider one or more additional USB outlets.

We elected to not add any beyond the one that came standard and we are good with it but I know others have had another one or two installed.

I am also happy we had the additional LED tail lights installed even though I can't see them driving. It's a bit of peace of mind knowing there is really no way someone could say they did not see your tail lights in the event of an incident.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:37 PM   #53
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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
Another question... If you use the pedestal support instead of the dual legs, does the table top still slide side to side for access to the benches?
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Another question... If you use the pedestal support instead of the dual legs, does the table top still slide side to side for access to the benches?
Yes. The slides are mounted to a plywood base by the factory. Installing the table on the pedestal is simply a matter of removing the sockets from the plywood base and attaching it to the pedestal top. Slide is not affected. It also adds the ability to rotate the table instead of just sliding side to side.
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:07 PM   #55
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Yes. The slides are mounted to a plywood base by the factory. Installing the table on the pedestal is simply a matter of removing the sockets from the plywood base and attaching it to the pedestal top. Slide is not affected. It also adds the ability to rotate the table instead of just sliding side to side.
Thanks Robert. Wished I had researched this one before turning in my build sheet. I saw it mentioned before but thought it was only useful with the U shaped dinette which we are NOT getting. Hopefully I can add this option without incurring the change fee.
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Thanks Robert. Wished I had researched this one before turning in my build sheet. I saw it mentioned before but thought it was only useful with the U shaped dinette which we are NOT getting. Hopefully I can add this option without incurring the change fee.
Well, it might be more useful with the u shaped dinette because of the rotation, but you still have the benefit of the single pole with the standard dinette.

Maybe you should just go with stock for now. You can always add the pedestal later on your own if you don't care for the stock mounting.
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Well, it might be more useful with the u shaped dinette because of the rotation, but you still have the benefit of the single pole with the standard dinette.

Maybe you should just go with stock for now. You can always add the pedestal later on your own if you don't care for the stock mounting.
That's what I'm planning to do, Jill. We've had the double poles in the Casita and it wasn't annoying - but then we haven't used the big dinette that much (and it's probably a little bit longer than the 21's standard, so the posts are set further apart, at that). Anyway, the single pedestal sounds great, but with the expense and trouble of supplying it, we decided to just wait and see if we "need" it.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #58
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I too am in the camp where you can easily change it later. Give what you have a go first, and see what you like and don't like. If you do have a regular dinette, the rotating aspect is of no use unless the back side is curved, a consideration I have been contemplating.

Having two skinny pedestals instead of one fat one really is of no bother to me at all. I don't even mind having to lift the top, then remove the legs to drop the table, but that is a rare thing for us to do, as the table is very rarely made into a bed. With the removable columns one can stow stuff under the table top better when made into a bed, but this really is not a big deal either.

The only thing that bothers me at all, and not really a big deal, is that even with the columns seated in the collars as tight as possible, there is a bit of wiggle to the table. Never caused us any grief though.
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Wait, wait.

Jim, whats this about a 5er now??
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There is always the wall mount option for the stock dinette, eliminates all floor issues. That is what I'd use in a "non U shape" scenario.
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