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Old 11-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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Okay, last thoughts on this for today. My head is starting to hurt.

With this setup, there are choices to decide. Half-size table, full-size bed or a smaller than half-size table and a filler piece to make a full-size bed and then the table can be used when hinged out. No way it can be a half-size table AND a full size table because no one could get "in" unless they want to crawl under like a kid. That's why tables often have angles cut at the front... but then there's that filler piece when putting down to a bed. Groan...
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #12
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We are not bothered by the pedestals at our table. They are out of the way for getting in and out, and there is plenty of room to stick your feet out. Even the tables that fasten to the wall on one end, still have to have a leg down at the end.

The pedestals also allow for easy incorporation of the table slides, something we really like ourselves.

The table linked to above with the banquet table legs would be more of a pain to sit around when in use with all the bracing. It would be nice if you did not want a table at all, as no hardware would be left when you moved it out. But, then you would have to store it somewhere.

I could see if you wanted the table right out of their for lounging, that the bases would be a bit in the way. This is not really an issue for us, as we always prefer to lounge outside, or late at night on the bed.

I really like the look of the U-shaped dinette, but again for us, I just don't see it working. We really like the extra table space the standard setup gives us, as we use it as a marshalling and temporary storage area. I would like to actually see one in person though, to make a final judgement on them.

Just some rambling musings. Everyone has their own style for using the dinette area and tables, and even this can keep evolving with time.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #13
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Okay, last thoughts on this for today. My head is starting to hurt
LOL.... Yes Donna, I think you need to step back from this thread for the day, maybe kick back and let these thoughts flow out of your head, and maybe have yourself and enjoyable cocktail (if you do partake).

Tomorrow the thoughts will all meld into something more cognizant for you. I say this, as I suffer the same affliction all the time when I get thinking to hard on something.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #14
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Donna,
I'm going to look into one of those pneumatic table supports from Walmart. The bottom leg supports are easily removed, I just need to figure out if the table will work with the pneumatic support.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #15
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I'm with you, Donna. I like the u-shaped dinette as a lounge area but not those floor sockets. I can see those becoming toe-stubbers when the table is not is use. I think I would ask for the table top to be included so I could still use it to make the second bed out of the lounge when I have company but I would store it either under the mattress of the permanent bed or in the TV when not in use. Being a solo traveler, I can eat off of a tray in my "lounge" when I am not eating outside. Then I would use a folding or one of those roll-up tables for when I have company or want to do crafts.

I was in a Parkliner (Brian_M's) at the Copake FGRV rally and I loved the u-shaped lounge area.
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I find the weight of the table and managing it to be a bigger problem than taking out the pedestals. A couple of tiny footstools to cover the bowls might be a lot easier for the living room effect.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #17
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I'm going to look into one of those pneumatic table supports from Walmart. The bottom leg supports are easily removed, I just need to figure out if the table will work with the pneumatic support.
I've looked at those too Jim, but the table is either up or down. My problem is I want it ALL!!

Rosemary, your comment... toe-stubbers I was thinking of ankle buster if I jumped up in a hurry and twisted an ankle on one.

I'm still noodling this. I think the decision will be how wide the back seat cushion is for the factory built u-shape dinette. I'll need the cushions made and they'll be cheaper done by Escape... but at their standard size. I guess a filler piece might not be so bad, if I can get it to fit in the closet....
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #18
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I find the weight of the table and managing it to be a bigger problem than taking out the pedestals. A couple of tiny footstools to cover the bowls might be a lot easier for the living room effect.
Well, that's an idea too. Hadn't thought about a foot stool. Thanks for offering the suggestion.
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Donna,
I'm going to look into one of those pneumatic table supports from Walmart. The bottom leg supports are easily removed, I just need to figure out if the table will work with the pneumatic support.
Jim, if you like gadgets you might like this model, won't find it at WM though.
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The table linked to above with the banquet table legs would be more of a pain to sit around when in use with all the bracing. It would be nice if you did not want a table at all, as no hardware would be left when you moved it out. But, then you would have to store it somewhere.
Jim B, I've asked about storing this style table at an RV show, their line was you could use them as an outside table when you didn't want them inside.
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Donna,
How about this idea, I may try this out Sequoia Table Leg System - Overton's
Padlin,
too complicated, but thanks for thinking of me.
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