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Old 07-16-2013, 10:01 PM   #21
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Even if it doesn't swivel, by not attaching it to the floor you can just turn it, For travel you will just have to compress it down like for a bed. I thought you did that anyway, I never traveled with the table up, always took it apart, that is why this appealed to me. I not sure those Sequoia would hold that heavy table in transit, that is why I always broke mine down. The old style was a pia to take apart.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #22
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Our table has been down about a dozen times is all in over 4+ years. Just when we have someone sleeping on it. We like to have it handy to use if needed.

I like the idea of a single pedestal though, and that one looks nice and beefy. Going to bookmark it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:38 AM   #23
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Jim,

So, how would you "not attach it to the floor"? Lower it when traveling to keep it from moving, then raise it and...it would be a stable table ? (sorry!) Is the base big enough to be stable when this is extended to table height? Or am I missing something here?

Or would you attach the base to a bigger piece of (round?) plywood...to make it more stable?

Really like this idea. Never was a fan of the traditional wobbly RV table. Just trying to understand the whole attaching it/not attaching it idea.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:10 AM   #24
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Let me know how Walmart US ships to Walmart in Chilliwack?
I'm having it shipped to me (free shipping ) then I'll pay to have it shipped to Chilliwack. It didn't look like Wal*Mart would ship to CA.
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Jim,

So, how would you "not attach it to the floor"? Lower it when traveling to keep it from moving, then raise it and...it would be a stable table ? (sorry!) Is the base big enough to be stable when this is extended to table height? Or am I missing something here?

Or would you attach the base to a bigger piece of (round?) plywood...to make it more stable?

Really like this idea. Never was a fan of the traditional wobbly RV table. Just trying to understand the whole attaching it/not attaching it idea.
I'd have to play with it, try it without attaching, attaching to a round board (good idea) or attaching to the floor. The magic table slide mechanism add's a lot of weight, with this you could remove that weight and it should be easier to handle.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #26
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I'm having it shipped to me (free shipping ) then I'll pay to have it shipped to Chilliwack. It didn't look like Wal*Mart would ship to CA.
Yet there is a Walmart in Chilliwack. I'll have to inquire about direct shipping, may save some $. Another option I'm thinking is to have Escape not attach anything to the table, include the hardware with the trailer and I can play with it at home.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #27
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Dibs on Jim and Carols' coat tails. I want one for my 19' - please post updates/comments when you get it, and have it installed.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #28
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This may be a dumb question........ but why take the table down when traveling? We've never had an issue leaving it up so just having a wonder :-)
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I assumed you always put it down for traveling, the screws in the base are not that long and in all my other units I always put it down, as a safety measure. But I've been wrong before. Perhaps in the 5.0 the table is attached to the wall, in that scenario I'd leave it up but the double pedestal set up just worries me.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #30
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I always leave the front dinette table up in my 17B, but I shouldn't.
My buddy Keath leaves it up in his 19. He cornered at speed and the table top flew off the tracks that allow it to be shifted from side to side.
I guess you could put some sort of lock on it, or put it down, or just drive carefully.
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