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Old 08-22-2015, 11:13 PM   #141
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All this talk about the table coming off the pedestals gives me one more reason to be happy I installed a pneumatic pedestal. No stowing or strapping down of the table required.
So, do you lower the table all the way so that it touches the seats when you travel? That would be pretty stable, and another reason to get the pedestal.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:36 PM   #142
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So, do you lower the table all the way so that it touches the seats when you travel? That would be pretty stable, and another reason to get the pedestal.
I can't speak for rbryan4 but I lower mine to cushion level for travel. Simple to do and with the flick to 2 levers it's back to full height.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:00 AM   #143
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Yep, that's what I do too Pat.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:49 AM   #144
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I was in New York last weekend and experienced some bad roads, I felt like just throwing everything on the floor, that is where it will end up. I was not using my Andersen, I think there is less disarray with the Andersen. I think there is a soft ride 5th wheel version someplace.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #145
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On my trip home last year, we experienced some real bad roads when we left Colorado @ Durango and headed into New Mexico. I felt like I was going to get sea sick from all the bucking of the roads! Even driving slow with the Anderson Hitch, it was an experience to feel this much bounce on "paved" highways!
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:11 PM   #146
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I think there is a soft ride 5th wheel version someplace.
Yes, there are rubber-cushioned and air-sprung hitches in both conventional and fifth-wheel versions. They are not commonly used in fifth-wheels, but are outright rare in conventional hitches. Cushioned fifth-wheel pin boxes with are also available (and maybe more commonly used than cushioned hitches), which moves the extra hardware to the trailer side.

Air-ride pin boxes at eTrailer (for Lippert pin box)
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:31 PM   #147
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https://www.safe-t-proof.com/cabinet...latches-4-pack

man bummer these aren't standard on doors, they seem awesome, just difficult to install since they are a bit bulky and need a supporting wood to mount on
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https://www.safe-t-proof.com/cabinet...latches-4-pack

man bummer these aren't standard on doors, they seem awesome, just difficult to install since they are a bit bulky and need a supporting wood to mount on
I've driven a lot of washboard and rutted roads in eight years. A couple of bungee cords are all I need for the really rough stuff.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:30 AM   #149
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man bummer these aren't standard on doors, they seem awesome, just difficult to install since they are a bit bulky and need a supporting wood to mount on
Wow they sure got pricey . Bought those , they were in brown for all the our cupboards in house after the 1994 Earthquake . Our cupboards all opened up and everything poured out . They are still working and on the cupboards to this day . All we could do was bring a big trash can in the house and clean up all the glass and broken things all over the floors . They are pretty cool how they work . Just push in the door and it opens . But if you pull on door it won't open . Good to see they still are around . Pat
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Once upon a time the GPS took us on the shortest route to Lost Dutchman State Park in AZ. As I turned a corner I saw a sign warning that this road was not maintained and could be hazardous. We had two miles of very rough bone-jarring road. We were only going about 10 miles an hour, but the ruts, dips, holes, etc were very deep and I was very concerned about the trailer.

But, when we made it to the park we looked inside and everything was just fine. We do have a pair of nylon straps that secure the fridge door, and a pedestal for the table, so they can't come loose.
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