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Old 05-12-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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What Better Way to Spend a Tuesday

What better way to spend a Tuesday than doing a simple modification. After following windblade’s thread regarding the pneumatic pedestal they installed, “Happy Days are Here Again” I decided I wanted one and purchased the Springfield 3 Stage table Pedestal #SPR-1660230. It’s on the pricey side, $271.99, but I wanted a solution to the lack of foot room under the rear table of my 17B with the U-Shaped dinette. I didn’t do anything fancy, used the original table but I did purchase 6 stainless steel screws for mounting the pedestal to the floor and 4 more to mount the table to the pedestal.

The weather was a little iffy today so I didn’t feel there was any hurry to complete this little job. Did I want to change the slide so the table moved north/south rather than east/west? The original setup had the back of the table overlapping the rear bench of the dinette; if I moved the mounting just a skosh to the north I’d be able to keep the slide going east/west. Just be sure to move it enough to clear the rear cushion when it’s time to make up the bed. I played around a little ‘til I decided to move the mount north a skosh and keep the slide going east/west. A pleasant realization with this decision is it’s now possible to skooch around and sit on the rear cushion without feeling claustrophobic. Another thing, the single pedestal setup let’s me rotate the table 360 degrees if I want.

What I ended up with is a vertically adjustable table, foot room beneath, the ability to sit comfortably at the rear, it’s more stable than the twin pedestal setup and there’s nothing to store out of the way when it’s time to make the bed.

Do I want to do the same for the front dinette? At $271.99 it can wait a while.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:16 PM   #2
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Ours is sitting in a box waiting for me to install it Pat. I'm going to combine that install with laying down a new Allure plank floor. If the weather is good I'll tackle it Friday or Saturday. Looks great.
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That is one huge table base, Oleman. That set-up should make it very convenient for you as that table is not exactly easy to move although you at least have the smaller one.
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When you have to go to that trouble many days, I can believe it. Worth every cent to fix that.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:46 PM   #5
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That is one huge table base, Oleman. That set-up should make it very convenient for you as that table is not exactly easy to move although you at least have the smaller one.
It was really a PITA to pull it apart from the original pedestals at bedtime and then trying to put it back together in the morning.

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Ours is sitting in a box waiting for me to install it Pat. I'm going to combine that install with laying down a new Allure plank floor. If the weather is good I'll tackle it Friday or Saturday. Looks great.
Thanks, Robert, I was just too danged anxious to wait until the floor redo. Now I know it's a worthwhile investment. You're gonna like your's too.
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sorry if these questions have been answered elsewhere:

- sounds like you originally had the 2 pedestal stock table arrangement. I don't see any cosmetic changes to floor - did the new base cover up both the original holes?
- how long were screws into floor/ how thick is plywood?

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My post #4 was previously a response to post #5. They have been switched. Neat trick. Wonder how that happened. Maybe from editing somehow.
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What better way to spend a Tuesday than doing a simple modification. After following windblade’s thread regarding the pneumatic pedestal they installed, “Happy Days are Here Again” I decided I wanted one and purchased the Springfield 3 Stage table Pedestal #SPR-1660230. It’s on the pricey side, $271.99, but I wanted a solution to the lack of foot room under the rear table of my 17B with the U-Shaped dinette. I didn’t do anything fancy, used the original table but I did purchase 6 stainless steel screws for mounting the pedestal to the floor and 4 more to mount the table to the pedestal.

The weather was a little iffy today so I didn’t feel there was any hurry to complete this little job. Did I want to change the slide so the table moved north/south rather than east/west? The original setup had the back of the table overlapping the rear bench of the dinette; if I moved the mounting just a skosh to the north I’d be able to keep the slide going east/west. Just be sure to move it enough to clear the rear cushion when it’s time to make up the bed. I played around a little ‘til I decided to move the mount north a skosh and keep the slide going east/west. A pleasant realization with this decision is it’s now possible to skooch around and sit on the rear cushion without feeling claustrophobic. Another thing, the single pedestal setup let’s me rotate the table 360 degrees if I want.

What I ended up with is a vertically adjustable table, foot room beneath, the ability to sit comfortably at the rear, it’s more stable than the twin pedestal setup and there’s nothing to store out of the way when it’s time to make the bed.

Do I want to do the same for the front dinette? At $271.99 it can wait a while.

Sure looks a lot like the one we put on our 17B in 2012. Nice job.

Ours swiveled too. I used a removable plate to I could still get easy access to underneath, if necessary.

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sorry if these questions have been answered elsewhere:

- sounds like you originally had the 2 pedestal stock table arrangement. I don't see any cosmetic changes to floor - did the new base cover up both the original holes?
- how long were screws into floor/ how thick is plywood?

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Yes the original was the 2 pedestal arrangement but because I have the U-Shaped dinette the pedestals were as close together as they could be put. That made the table rather wobbly and foot room very tight. The new pedestal does not cover all the holes from the previous 2, but I'll take care of that at a later date. As I mentioned earlier I was one anxious puppy I used 1 inch screws which extended into the plywood perhaps about 3/4 of an inch which makes it solid.
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Sure looks a lot like the one we put on our 17B in 2012. Nice job.

Ours swiveled too. I used a removable plate to I could still get easy access to underneath, if necessary.

Klaus
Yep Klaus, I'd betcha they're the same, but nowadays a bit more expensive A removable plate sounds like a good idea, I'll wait and see if I'd want to go that route also.
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