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Old 06-16-2016, 10:32 PM   #11
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Cool-i-O! Love da Springfield & Slide combo

While your there they may do some Q.C. like thy did for us. Among other things they drilled two small holes in the escape window frame near bottom to let standing water drain.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:20 PM   #12
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Cool-i-O! Love da Springfield & Slide combo

While your there they may do some Q.C. like thy did for us. Among other things they drilled two small holes in the escape window frame near bottom to let standing water drain.
Al the windows or a specific one?
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:40 PM   #13
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The rear "escape" window on the drivers side holds water due to the shape of the trailer so drilling some 1/8" holes from the inside out thru the outer frame allows water to drain out...
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:27 PM   #14
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Al the windows or a specific one?
It was the escape hatch window, which doesn't have the weep holes the other ones do. I used to see some standing water back there after some rain. Will have to check it next time it does- who knows when that will be though
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Thanks, I can drill a couple holes. Maybe I'll take a hose to it and see what it does, or doesn't.
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:54 PM   #16
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We also want to use the pedestal with a full size table in our 21. We plan to turn the table 90 degrees to the standard install so that it is easier to sit back against the cushions while 2 people using the table. Seeing that the pedestal (Springfield AND Dicor) will rotate when loosened means that we could also use the table as a bed platform per the original design.

Does the table wobble at all? With or without the ETI slide? with or without the Dicor slide?
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With the ETI slide and Springfield pedestal we get no wobble.
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With the ETI slide and Springfield pedestal we get no wobble.
Same here . Pat
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:42 PM   #19
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With the table being 34" wide I believe you would only have about 12" of space left to sit if you turn the table sideways.

Most get the Springfield to make it easier to lower it into the bed position instead of pulling the table out of its twin sockets and storing the poles. That full-size table is somewhat heavy & awkward to do the above- especially solo.

As to wobble- the standard dinette the table is larger & heavier than the U-shape and that extra mass doesn't help. The Dicor slide is more rigid being a 23x34" aluminum frame vs. a 12x12"(unless its larger for standard d.) plywood with plastic slides. Our custom 22x27" table has virtually no wobble with the Springfield/Dicor combo. Most of the wobble people experience is from the stock two-pole setup in the doughnuts as they are not fixed in place.

Edit: Good to hear Bob & Pat have no wobble with full-size & ETI slide. That's what I would start with- you can always add the Dicor later, but it seems to be more beneficial with a smaller table in a U-shape dinette.
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I would agree with that Ross. The ability to slide 4 ways is really only a benefit with the cut down table and the U shape. We just use the stock mount with the Springfield and no wobble. The ability to rotate the table is the best feature.


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