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Old 08-28-2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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Hello everybody. We bought a Escape 17b 2018. And the smale table at the front still wobbly. Is there any other owner with the same probléme ? And someone have solution ! Sory for my bad english i do my best.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:32 PM   #2
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In the Search drop down at the top of this page, use the google (lower) box and type either Springfield or Lagun. Both are legs folks have installed to fix the wobbles. I think the better option is the Lagun however I have the Springfield, didn't know about the other at the time.

Many folks have changed out the original.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:49 PM   #3
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my step father adjusted my slide so i get more room to get into the table to sit . much better!
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:57 PM   #4
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Hello everybody. We bought a Escape 17b 2018. And the smale table at the front still wobbly. Is there any other owner with the same probléme ? And someone have solution ! Sory for my bad english i do my best.
Denis, it helps to know if the wobble is caused by the sliders under the table top or by the sockets and poles that attach it to the floor. If the plastic sliders under the table top have too much "slop" in them, Escape will probably sell you some slider material. Easy to change out. You can also remove them and replace with some short drawer slides used for kitchen cabinets.

If it's caused by the poles and sockets, I'm afraid that's the nature of the beast. Best we could do before changing to another mounting system was to make sure the poles were fully seated in both the floor and the table.
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:25 PM   #5
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Sometimes it helps to pull out the legs and flip them over for a better fit inside the aluminum bases....
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:01 PM   #6
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We are in the process of having a 5.0TA built. We are getting the U-dinette and will likely never convert it to a bed. We are going to have a round table top - unsure of the exact size yet, we'll figure that out when we visit ETI next month. But we wanted a sturdy single pedestal mount, and don't need a telescoping one like the Springfield. We found this one at Marine Teak, https://www.marineteak.co.uk/all-ped...ixed-height-24 that I think will work well for us. It has a threaded connector on the bottom of the post that screws firmly into the base, and the table mount to the top of the post is similar to the basic one ETI uses but higher quality, fits very tightly and does not seem to have any wobble.

Our needs are different than most folks' but I'm mentioning this post because I haven't seen it on the forum before and it might work for someone with a smaller table top - it's probably not adequate as a single pedestal for a full size standard dining table but the manufacturer says it's good for up to 39" table tops. The table top will lift off for easy access to the batteries, water pump, etc. when needed. And the pole has a neat ratchet lock that secures it firmly to the base when it is screwed in, just press a button to release the ratchet and unscrew the pole if you want to remove it. The base that screws to the floor is only about half an inch or so thick so it is very unobtrusive.

What drove this decision for us, though, was the need for a sturdy single pedestal that had a smooth pole with no telescoping obstructions on it so that we could wrap it in sisal to serve as a scratching post for our cats. You'll have to wait until spring to see photos of it in action when we pick up our trailer...
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:43 PM   #7
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...And the smale table at the front still wobbly. Is there any other owner with the same probléme ? And someone have solution !
Back to the OP's request for help--RV pedestal tables can be wobbly...as Robert said, it's the nature of the beast. I used some toothpicks shoved down the sides to act as shims to stabilize the table somewhat. Mine's not perfect but it's a lot better.

Edited: Of course, if the table is frequently being converted to a bed, this is not an ideal solution at all.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:16 PM   #8
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I have a 2018 17B, and if you are a bit handy with tools, you can install a locking knob, as there is for the larger table (wonder why ETI doesn't do that), as I did mine. It reduced the wobbling quite a bit (which is caused by the roller bearing tracks that allows the table to slide).

I first glued a plate (excess Formica from another project, a hard plastic track would also do) long enough to cover the full travel of the table aligned where you want your locking knob. Then I got a stainless large "eyelet", 1/4" dia. or more, the kind that has a machine screw (usually comes with a nut that is not needed here). Those are readily available at CTire. Then I drilled a hole in the moving the wood plate matching the inside diameter (or slightly smaller) of the eyelet aligned with the glued track.


To create a tight thread in the plywood plate, screw in the eyelet slowly all the way through. I then removed it and applied silicone lube (spray kind, in CTire auto dept.). this reduces friction a bit, but mostly polishes somewhat the new wood thread.


You may want to file flat the part of the eyelet that contacts the glued track to reduce wear and tear.

BTW, on another subject, if you find it difficult to pull in/out the trailer stair, just apply a generous amount of that silicon spray on the sides where it slides on the mount. It works wonders!
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:05 PM   #9
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That table mentioned in post #6 looks interesting, would like to see one in operation. I like the locking base, but that means the base has to be very secure, may not work with the floor thickness in an Escape. I'd check with the manufacturer to see what size bolts or screws are needed.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:08 PM   #10
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Wobbly table in a 17B is standard equipment … I got one … and love it.!
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