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Old 07-05-2016, 07:32 PM   #161
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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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Old 07-11-2016, 09:56 AM   #162
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Springfield pedestal question

I guess if anyone who has bought or put one in recently can maybe answer this....do you know HOW the original top plate is attached to the pedestal portion? 3-4 machine screws down into the pedestal? I have a chance to pick up the pedestal portion, but there is no flat plate on it.....
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I guess if anyone who has bought or put one in recently can maybe answer this....do you know HOW the original top plate is attached to the pedestal portion? 3-4 machine screws down into the pedestal? I have a chance to pick up the pedestal portion, but there is no flat plate on it.....
I have the Springfield pedestal, as well as the Dicor slide, sitting here.

I am not sure what you are asking. The pedestal has a flat top plate on it, and it bolts to the angles on the slides, as shown in the photo I posted. You could literally bolt this plate to any top or slide. It did have to get trimmed down to fit the Dicor slide, but being aluminum, that is not too tough.
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I guess if anyone who has bought or put one in recently can maybe answer this....do you know HOW the original top plate is attached to the pedestal portion? 3-4 machine screws down into the pedestal? I have a chance to pick up the pedestal portion, but there is no flat plate on it.....
The top plate that comes with the pedestal attached to the column with 3 (I think, could be 4) flat head screws.... Mine's installed so I can't see, but maybe Jim B can check the number.
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The top plate that comes with the pedestal attached to the column with 3 (I think, could be 4) flat head screws.... Mine's installed so I can't see, but maybe Jim B can check the number.
Yes, there are 3 screws. Not sure the size though, but they are nearly 1/4 ", but not quite.





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DONT REMOVE THE PEDESTAL TOP ON SPRINGFIELD!!! You will ruin it.
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SpringField Marine Pedestal - and a few more mods

Beat me to it Ross. The pedestal will lose its pressure and the pneumatic function will be lost if you try to take off the top. It's in the instructions if I remember correctly.


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You mean don't do this? Sorry, I just had to after than double challenge.



It is only a mechanical connection, nothing to do with the lift. In fact, you could change it out with something else if you wish.
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Ah, so the manufacturer warning is BS. Well, wouldn't be the first time.


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Glad it didn't go flat on you Jim I called them and was told not to do it. Now we see proof-positive the contrarian in you
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