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Old 01-02-2016, 01:15 AM   #51
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Very surprised that a 2013 would have the recessed mounts without asking for them, since I've seen several 2013s that have the surface mounted ones like we had. Hmmm.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:41 AM   #52
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Very surprised that a 2013 would have the recessed mounts without asking for them, since I've seen several 2013s that have the surface mounted ones like we had. Hmmm.
We did not request the recessed pedestal mounts. Did not even know they were an option. Will never know why they were installed. Surely, cutting the holes in the floor and shell for the recessed mounts is more labor intensive. Would have opted not to have holes in the bottom of the fiberglass shell. The rear mount is covered by the foam insulation and the front mount is sealed by at least a half tube of caulk. Removing them for a single pedestal does not seem a good option. Will probably try to center the single pedestal between them. I need to find more information defining the single pedestal base diameter and the distance from the front wall to the pedestal base using the OE table. Raising the floor is not a alternative for us. Reading the pneumatic pedestal threads certainly defines their appeal over the OE pedestals, especially if the table is frequently converted to a sleeping area.
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I really like the idea of recessed table mounts too. We are getting a 19 next July with a raised dinette. I wonder if Escape would use the flush mounts since I don't believe they would have to cut a hole in the floor. They may have to make sure to offset the support that probably goes down the middle of the raises dinette. We are getting the standard table and I was thinking we could get a couple of extra cushions made and put a board across the supports to make a lounge area like a U-shaped dinette and maybe even have a round table made to put on the rearward table support when the lounge setup is utilized. I don't want to give up the larger table setup though. I think it would be really cool to have several options.
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I was thinking we could get a couple of extra cushions made and put a board across the supports to make a lounge area like a U-shaped dinette and maybe even have a round table made to put on the rearward table support when the lounge setup is utilized. I don't want to give up the larger table setup though. I think it would be really cool to have several options.
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That could be a workable "don't burn any bridges" solution. Nice to keep your options open.

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Great thread and information, just a couple of questions. (I apologize if these were addressed earlier).

Do you lower the table to the bed position for travel? We have some frost heave sections with some big “Whoop de doo’s” that can sneak up on you when they are not marked by the highway department. I’m surprised that we haven’t lost our double pedestal table on a couple of trips.

Is there anything that I can destroy if I go too deep with my screws/anchors on the 5.0 TA? Thanks, Scott

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Is there anything that I can destroy if I go too deep with my screws/anchors on the 5.0 TA?
The 5.0TA (and 5.0) dinette is in the rear, in the raised frame section. The original 5.0 had a raised floor (like the 17' on which it was based); however, I assume that the 5.0TA has a flat floor (recessed between the raised part of the frame rails), like the 21' on which it was based. Even without the floor stepped up, I think the freshwater tank is still under that section of floor, so that's what I would look for. The flat fiberglass floor which is visible underneath from the outside is directly against the plywood, so there is nothing but the thickness of plywood (and vinyl flooring) between the inside and breaking through to the outside... or into the top of a freshwater tank if that's where you're driving a screw.

I would measure from a convenient reference point (such as the rear edge of the main door opening) on the inside, then the same distance on the outside, to see what is underneath and lines up with the pedestal base location.
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The single pedestal base is a bit thicker then the original bases, I just added the difference to the length of the original screws when I bought new screws.
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Thanks Brian, Bob. I plan on ordering the Dicor with the four way slider. Probably safer to travel with it in the low position. Thanks again everyone, Scott

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Does anyone know the dimensions of the four way slider, i.e. the minimum size tabletop?
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Does anyone know the dimensions of the four way slider, i.e. the minimum size tabletop?
According to Jeff at Dicor, it is 22"x26".

The table in the 5.0, and I assume 21 too, is 34.5"W(back) / 35.5"W(front) x 28/75" front to back. This is with the U-shaped dinette.
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