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Old 04-21-2016, 10:26 AM   #181
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That's great news Jim that they took care of you. Hopefully they will at least update their product description. Improving the design would be even better.

A couple points on cutting the Springfield to fit the Dicor slide: Do wear safety glasses as metal is flying (although no sparks....aluminum is soft) AND mark your holes to drill and set the slider aside or else you get shavings in the slide track (don't ask how I know).
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:52 AM   #182
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That's great news Jim that they took care of you. Hopefully they will at least update their product description. Improving the design would be even better.
I believe they are a good company, just one that needs a better, more informed staff if they want to sell direct to the public, and a much better product description as you mentioned. Heck, the slide for the price was even better than I what I thought it might be, given their description, which really was not much other than an illustrated video.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:33 PM   #183
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It does go low enough for the bed rails on a raised floor, but you need to orient the clamps to the side to be able to open the top one easily.

BTW- for those wanting to use a smaller table as we did- 23" front to rear is the smallest you can go with the Dicor slider.
Ross, I would like to do a table like yours. What are the exact dimensions of the long side. I know it tapers a bit. Is the table 3/4 inches thick? Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:20 PM   #184
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Hi Stephen- the table is 23" front-rear, which is about an inch shorter than if you were to cut it where the cut-corner is in the stock table.

To answer your question, the "long side" or width- where it lays across the rails is 33 11/16 X 34 13/16. That is net without the t-moulding which is 1/16" thick or adds 1/8 total width.

I wouldn't use my measurements to cut though- I had one ETI filler board to use and had cut my own second one. The first attempt worked but I wouldn't want that angle on my table. When making my floor platform I needed to use 1/4" backer board and that would be a cheap material to practice with. You want it wide enough to be secure in the bed position but not have to shoehorn it in.

For the rounded corners a cabinet shop clamped my stock table to the new one for a template then used a router.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:31 PM   #185
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Hi Stephen- the table is 23" front-rear, which is about an inch shorter than if you were to cut it where the cut-corner is in the stock table.

To answer your question, the "long side" or width- where it lays across the rails is 33 11/16 X 34 13/16. That is net without the t-moulding which is 1/16" thick or adds 1/8 total width.

I wouldn't use my measurements to cut though- I had one ETI filler board to use and had cut my own second one. The first attempt worked but I wouldn't want that angle on my table. When making my floor platform I needed to use 1/4" backer board and that would be a cheap material to practice with. You want it wide enough to be secure in the bed position but not have to shoehorn it in.

For the rounded corners a cabinet shop clamped my stock table to the new one for a template then used a router.
Thanks Ross. I asked ETI how much for a raised floor and they quoted $300. I may just let them do it. Also, my wife just informed me she prefers the original size table so I may just let ETI make the table top too since I'm already paying for it and there's no credit for not taking it. With the Dicor slider on a Springfield pedestal the table top can be anywhere from the dinette to the kitchen. I still like the idea of a smaller table and will hold the final decision. I have plenty of time.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:29 PM   #186
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Looks like Overtons has the Springfield pedestal at 15% off for the next three days for those who may be interested.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:42 AM   #187
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It does go low enough for the bed rails on a raised floor, but you need to orient the clamps to the side to be able to open the top one easily.

BTW- for those wanting to use a smaller table as we did- 23" front to rear is the smallest you can go with the Dicor slider.
This is a question for anyone who has done the Springfield pedistal + Dicor 4 way slide combo mod....

I'm not a petite guy, build wise, and i'm slightly concerned that I'll keep hitting a thigh on the small levers that protrude down from the Dicor slide.

could this be an issue?

I ask before I order a Dicor slide, and cut down my Springfield pedistal top.

and FWIIW - it has been confirmed that the 2017 21' will have a 3" raised dinette floor

and FWIIW... we will NOT have a U-shaped dinette. (if this impacts possible thigh clearance issues)

I'll attach pics from an earlier post by someone else ... i did not take these pics.

thanks everyone.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:36 PM   #188
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With our 17A we installed the Springfield base with the ETI provided slides. The ETI slides are plastic extrusions and have some sloppiness but operate smoothly. I cut down the table by about 6-7 inches, installed the ETI slides in a front-to-back orientation, and the Springfield base off-center toward the back of the trailer. This allows us to pull the table forward and rotate it 90-degrees which creates two seating spots that are now very easy to access. Off-setting the table base makes room for a dog bed at night which was the criteria that started the whole process. The Dicor slide looks great but does seem to occupy a few significant inches of knee space.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:45 PM   #189
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With our 17A we installed the Springfield base with the ETI provided slides. The ETI slides are plastic extrusions and have some sloppiness but operate smoothly. I cut down the table by about 6-7 inches, installed the ETI slides in a front-to-back orientation, and the Springfield base off-center toward the back of the trailer. This allows us to pull the table forward and rotate it 90-degrees which creates two seating spots that are now very easy to access. Off-setting the table base makes room for a dog bed at night which was the criteria that started the whole process. The Dicor slide looks great but does seem to occupy a few significant inches of knee space.
Dog bed? Did you make it so the bed would be on the cushions or underneath the table?
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:20 PM   #190
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Dog bed? Did you make it so the bed would be on the cushions or underneath the table?
Under the table. We learned on our maiden voyage home from Chilliwak that our black lab occupied all of the floor space on her bed at night. This arrangement moves her bed under the table and out of the way.
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