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Old 01-24-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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dinette table wobble

Hi all,

We've ordered a 19' and are working through the options and factory modifications.

The 19' that we saw had some side-to-side wobble in the dinette table, which was more than just play in the slider. I guess some don't have this, but other do and I'd like to avoid it if possible. Seems that the following has been discussed:

1. Two Zwaardvis 60mm legs/mounts. Pricey, but reportedly good quality.

2. Two ITC Sequoia legs/mounts. I've seen a single leg/mount in a Pleasureway and it seemed pretty solid, but the reviews on Amazon are mixed.

3. One Springfield 3-stage pedestal. Pricey, but easier to convert to/from a bed.

4. A board along the wall supporting the table edge. Presumably the board could be mounted on blocks molded to the fiberglass on a new build.

Actual experience with any of these approaches (positive or negative) is much appreciated.

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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You are right Bill, some seem to have more trouble with wobble than others. Ours does have a bit, but it really is not that bad. I have looked at your first option before, and it would be the option I go with. Our table is almost always in the up position, so do not need anything adjustable.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:06 PM   #3
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We went with the Springfield pedestal in a U-shaped dinette and a front-to-back sliding table in our 19 and are very happy with it. The only downside - you can't (easily) remove the table completely for underseat storage access.
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I bought a Sequoia to try and it is more shaky than the standard chrome leg. Just an FYI.
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I bought a Sequoia to try and it is more shaky than the standard chrome leg. Just an FYI.
So are you still using your X leg folding table? Is it still working out for you?
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Very helpful replies, thanks.

techfan, this is great to know. It would be really disappointing to spend extra to have Escape install something that is worse than stock.

jamman, three followup questions:

1. Is raising and lowering done by releasing the two section clamp knobs, pushing it up or down, and tightening? The description says "air-driven", but I don't know what that means.

2. Do you think one Springfield pedestal is sturdy enough for a standard 19' dinette (43x30") and side-to-side slider? I'm not sure of the size of your U-shaped dinette.

3. Is Walmart as good as any place to purchase this?

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So are you still using your X leg folding table? Is it still working out for you?
Yes, we still find that working the best since we have to convert to bed every night. So... I have a Sequoia available. I think they were designed for boats and much smaller tables. The table mass can't be large.
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Very helpful replies, thanks.

techfan, this is great to know. It would be really disappointing to spend extra to have Escape install something that is worse than stock.

jamman, three followup questions:

1. Is raising and lowering done by releasing the two section clamp knobs, pushing it up or down, and tightening? The description says "air-driven", but I don't know what that means.

2. Do you think one Springfield pedestal is sturdy enough for a standard 19' dinette (43x30") and side-to-side slider? I'm not sure of the size of your U-shaped dinette.

3. Is Walmart as good as any place to purchase this?

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1) The section clamps are levers, not knobs. Release and raise/lower. The top section also turns when released. The "air-driven" feels like a gas pressured strut - intended to roughly balance out the weight of the table. The table comes up without much effort and needs to be pushed down.

2) I think so.

3) I don't know. I bought mine elsewhere for about $10 more because Wal-Mart was out of stock.
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Thanks, Jamman!

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Old 01-28-2014, 07:43 PM   #10
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Reading the voluminous forums has uncovered another 19' dinette table option -- using a hinge attached to the wall with a fold-out leg like the 15' and 17' (and Scamps).

For folks that have the hinged table, is there any wobble?

For the folks that did this in the 19' front, how much table did you lose on the driver side by the bathroom corner? I think the standard 2-post tables are 43" long and start the 45-degree notch at 34.5".

Techfan, that was clever what you did with the folding table. Do you like that better than say a 2/3 hinged table with a 1/3 filler?

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