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Old 07-05-2016, 06:14 PM   #151
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Bob, are you batteries under the side or rear bench?
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:32 PM   #152
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I have the original table and U dinette with the original slide and Springfield leg. I have the slide going front to back and have no issues getting to the batteries although it is a bit tight. Between the swiveling and the sliding it works fine.
Thank you Bob that is what I needed to know.

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Rear bench, to the passengers side but not so far as to intrude into the room under the side bench.
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Thank you Bob that is what I needed to know.

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If I were to get a do over, I'd have ETI install the dual 6v box but leave out the batteries and get my own AGM's.
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If I were to get a do over, I'd have ETI install the dual 6v box but leave out the batteries and get my own AGM's.
Yeah I was tempted to do that myself..... however the credit ETI offers on leaving the batteries out is quite small,

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dual AGMs is $$$$ to buy

so i figured we'd gtet get the dual 6v and use them for their life, then replace with AGM (maybe) when the time comes

getting solar, so that'll help all run smoothly.

an AGM in our (non solar Casita) made a huge difference, all around!

plus the Casita battery was a PAIN to access for fluids / hydrometer, etc.

ETI make it much easier to access, i think.... i am thinking... i seem to think.

from what I have seen on a 21', no u-shaped dinette.
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One last question, trying to understand this. I looked at the Springfield website but didn’t find the answer. I really like the ability to slide the table side to side while dining, ease of getting another bottle of wine, ect. You don’t lose that ability with the stock table? Can you rotate the table 90 degrees (front to back) on the Springfield pedestal to access the back, or do I also need the Dicor four way slide? Thanks, Scott

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Can you rotate the table 90 degrees (front to back) on the Springfield pedestal to access the back, or do I also need the Dicor four way slide?
Yes the Springfield fully rotates. Not sure this would give you better access to the batteries though, but maybe someone with one could say. I know some like the rotating, but I prefer the idea of keeping everything square with the world, and the ability to move it to one side or the other, as well as front to back, the reason I bought the Dicor slide.
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Yes the Springfield fully rotates. Not sure this would give you better access to the batteries though, but maybe someone with one could say. I know some like the rotating, but I prefer the idea of keeping everything square with the world, and the ability to move it to one side or the other, as well as front to back, the reason I bought the Dicor slide.
Thanks, it all makes sense now. Scott

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If I were to get a do over, I'd have ETI install the dual 6v box but leave out the batteries and get my own AGM's.
That makes sense, but I think the available option is "... have ETI install the box sized for dual 6V but provide and install only the standard Group 24 flooded battery...".
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A bit hard to describe but I'll try.
The stock slide mounted so it slides front to back on the Springfield goes pretty far to the rear, not so far to the front as fully front is the position for the unit to become a bed, and pretty much centered on the pedestal. If you rotate the "back" of the table to one side, then slide it all the way "back", you have a decent amount of room to the other side. Using it this way you have room to sit and work, to some extent, when checking the batteries. I actually prefer this position when I'm camping by myself.

The Dicor 4 way would negate the need to rotate the table, at a $ cost of course.
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