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Old 05-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #1
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SpringField Marine Pedestal - and a few more mods

I finally got a day off to do some quick mods. Just installed the Springfield pneumatic pedestal and I'm quite pleased with it. Ran into the same issue others have mentioned - I wanted to have it slide front to back instead of side to side, but there's just not enough table to make that practical. So, I remounted it the same as before, with the table only slightly forward of the original mounting points. There's now plenty of room to sit along the back, and the ability to rotate it as well is a big plus.

Also installed a Kamenstein Perfect Tear Paper Towel Holder. Very nice for $12. Has a ratcheting mechanism that gives it just enough tension so you can tear off one sheet at a time, and the wire springs and rubber wedges at either end hold the roll firmly. Also installed a few other doo-hickeys, not pictured.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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I finally got a day off to do some quick mods. Just installed the Springfield pneumatic pedestal and I'm quite pleased with it. Ran into the same issue others have mentioned - I wanted to have it slide front to back instead of side to side, but there's just not enough table to make that practical. So, I remounted it the same as before, with the table only slightly forward of the original mounting points. There's now plenty of room to sit along the back, and the ability to rotate it as well is a big plus.

Also installed a Kamenstein Perfect Tear Paper Towel Holder. Very nice for $12. Has a ratcheting mechanism that gives it just enough tension so you can tear off one sheet at a time, and the wire springs and rubber wedges at either end hold the roll firmly. Also installed a few other doo-hickeys, not pictured.
Pretty neat job Robert . Forgot is does turn also . We just kept the side to side being we are regular dinette . But this system sure beats the dreaded poles . Pat
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Table looks really good Robert. Is there any chance that you could post a video of it in operation (being lowered and raised and rotated)?
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Table looks really good Robert. Is there any chance that you could post a video of it in operation (being lowered and raised and rotated)?
Now there's a good idea. Wished I had done that. The trailer is in a covered storage area about 15 miles from my house. I'll try to do a video the next time I'm out there.
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Since your floor is raised, did you need to add any blocking to the underside of the table?
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SpringField Marine Pedestal - and a few more mods

No. The benches are raised too, so the table height is correct. If you mean under the floor, no also. Just used 1" stainless wood screws with a large trumpet head to fit the recessed holes. With the pedestal base thickness that means the screws only go in about 3/4 inch.
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I finally got a day off to do some quick mods. Just installed the Springfield pneumatic pedestal and I'm quite pleased with it. Ran into the same issue others have mentioned - I wanted to have it slide front to back instead of side to side, but there's just not enough table to make that practical. So, I remounted it the same as before, with the table only slightly forward of the original mounting points. There's now plenty of room to sit along the back, and the ability to rotate it as well is a big plus.

Also installed a Kamenstein Perfect Tear Paper Towel Holder. Very nice for $12. Has a ratcheting mechanism that gives it just enough tension so you can tear off one sheet at a time, and the wire springs and rubber wedges at either end hold the roll firmly. Also installed a few other doo-hickeys, not pictured.
Hmmmm, that pedestal sure does look familiar Nice looking floor too.
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Hmmmm, that pedestal sure does look familiar Nice looking floor too.
Yep, they're getting popular Pat. I decided to keep the stock floor for now, since I didn't have time to install the Allure flooring. It can wait until next year.
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I finally got a day off to do some quick mods. Just installed the Springfield pneumatic pedestal and I'm quite pleased with it.
is it the 3 stage air model # 1660230 ?

It seems like a fantastic modification to me.
(I wonder how many body parts I'll have to sell to get one.)
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I bought my pedestal from Overtons during one of their 20% off sales. Sign up for their emails.
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