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Old 05-29-2016, 02:40 PM   #191
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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.
I am on the fence regarding what slide to use. I already have the pedestal and was considering the Dicor but will go with the ETI slide if it works ok. Could you post a picture showing the Springfield pedestal with the ETI slide? I am curious how it all fits together.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #192
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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.
We did the same mod except cut about 12 in off table and for basically the same reason . The 3 kids (Shih Tzu ) going in a folding nylon dog play pen on the dropped table for the night . Table will completely turn ,reinstalled Escape slide moves front to back or side to side just by unlatching pedestal . Pat
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:31 PM   #193
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....... Escape slide moves front to back or side to side just by unlatching pedestal . Pat
Can anyone explain to me (I am easily confused)

What does the Dicor slide offer that the ETI slide does not?

We have the Springfield pedistal

We will not be getting the Ushaped dinette.

2017 21' on order

My concern is the Latches that hang down below the Dicor slide, hitting my thighs.

Thanks :-)
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Can anyone explain to me (I am easily confused)

What does the Dicor slide offer that the ETI slide does not?

We have the Springfield pedistal

We will not be getting the Ushaped dinette.

2017 21' on order

My concern is the Latches that hang down below the Dicor slide, hitting my thighs.

Thanks :-)
That would also be my concern ,about the knees and a unnecessary added cost when you already have the Escape slide to reuse . Do a search for the many pics of this mod . If you can't find let me know and I will repost pics again for you . Pat
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:19 PM   #195
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Can anyone explain to me (I am easily confused)

What does the Dicor slide offer that the ETI slide does not?

We have the Springfield pedistal

We will not be getting the Ushaped dinette.

2017 21' on order

My concern is the Latches that hang down below the Dicor slide, hitting my thighs.

Thanks :-)
The Dicor Slide is nice as it gives greater stability than what the stock ETI slide provides. It also gives greater range of motion, however with the standard table that won't be as much of a benefit as with a smaller one.

Being that our floor is raised 3.5 inches also gives more clearance, however your 2017 21 will have the 3".

I would start with the standard slide and see how it works for you with the Springfield before you order the Dicor slide and chop the pedestal base down.
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The Dicor Slide is nice as it gives greater stability than what the stock ETI slide provides. It also gives greater range of motion, however with the standard table that won't be as much of a benefit as with a smaller one.

Being that our floor is raised 3.5 inches also gives more clearance, however your 2017 21 will have the 3".

I would start with the standard slide and see how it works for you with the Springfield before you order the Dicor slide and chop the pedestal base down.
Thanks. That is very helpful.

I assume then I could easily do the chop later, if I decided to add the Dicor slide later?

No cosmetic downside to start with only the pedistal ?

I would save about $150 usd and it sounds as if I would maybe not miss the Dicor with my setup.
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Thanks. That is very helpful.

I assume then I could easily do the chop later, if I decided to add the Dicor slide later?

No cosmetic downside to start with only the pedistal ?

I would save about $150 usd and it sounds as if I would maybe not miss the Dicor with my setup.
I think you're right. I plan on going with the U-shaped dinette so the tabletop will be smaller than a standard table. With the Springfield pedestal rotating, a 2 way ETI slide becomes a 4 way slide sorta. My only concern is height of the table in lowered position for use as a bed. With the new floor height in the 2017s I guess we'll have to wait and see if the combo goes low enough to reach the support rails.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:48 PM   #198
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Since the Classic 21 & 5.0TA are the only tow models with a flat floor it may be that using even just the Springfield Pedestal only is going result in too low of a table height without blocking up underneath. That is what Captmath did when mating his Springfield with Dicor....which evidently he needed to do as he didn't have a raised floor.

Leon & Lindy have the Springfield with standard table and love it, but they also have a raised floor.
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The Dicor Slide is nice as it gives greater stability than what the stock ETI slide provides. It also gives greater range of motion, however with the standard table that won't be as much of a benefit as with a smaller one.

Being that our floor is raised 3.5 inches also gives more clearance, however your 2017 21 will have the 3".

I would start with the standard slide and see how it works for you with the Springfield before you order the Dicor slide and chop the pedestal base down.
This is good assessment. A regular dinette with a full sized table would not benefit at all from the 4-way slide.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:51 PM   #200
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17A table pics

Here are some photos of my table. Hope they may be helpful.

Allan

Springfield pedestal offset toward the rear.

Table top trimmed back.

ETI slides mounted front-to-back.

Table pulled forward.

Table swung left.

Then pushed center.
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