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Old 04-24-2014, 06:12 PM   #1
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Different table pedestal

OK, love my new Escape 19 generally but one thing I didn't like looking at the demo unit was the double table support tubes. Two things I didn't like were that the table rocked when I turned sideways into lounge position and put my arm on the table. The second was that the support tubes take up a lot of valuable foot space.

I've had the air cylinder pedestals on boats and they work well. It seems like Walmart has a 3 piece one that would work well. But, as always, I thought that I'd try a homemade solution and if it didn't work then I'd go with a commercial unit.

First of all, I don't anticipate using the dinette as a berth. If I ever had to on short notice I could remove 4 machine screws and slide the table off. All the factory pieces are stored and when the trailer is eventually sold the next owner can decide which table support they want to use.

I welded up a frame from 1" square aluminum tube before I actually had my trailer in hand. I trimmed once I had the trailer. The frame is sprayed a hammered antique gold which seems to go with the upholstery, but what do I know about color

The unit is bolted to the floor. I used a nut sert, or whatever HD calls these units, to bolt it to the floor rather than screws. Nothing like bringing your shiny brand new trailer home and start drilling holes in the floor I've also posted a photo of how I got them in the floor so they stayed vertical. Using a machine screw as an installation tool helps keep them vertical.

First blush impression: when I sit at the table I don't have a pedestal tube and base in the way of my feet. The front of my table support is right against the wall and not in the way of my feet. The table is steadier than the factory pedestal. And, as a bonus the front support seems to create an area where I could put magazines etc. But that's a project for another day.

Ron
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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Pretty snazzy!! Good job!
I have the same complaints about the standard table as you did. But we have a u shaped dinette...haven't come up with a good substitute yet.
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Nice work, what's image 3, a new table?
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Looks great. Will work great too, especially if you would never use it as a bed.

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Nice work, what's image 3, a new table?
I assume that is the mount for the slides that goes under the table, so it can still slide to the side.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #5
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Nice work, what's image 3, a new table?
Yes, as Jim says, it's the piece of plywood that attaches to the base and the slides mount on it and allow the table to move side-to-side, mainly to allow for easier access to the side by the bathroom.

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