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Old 03-05-2019, 09:36 AM   #1
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Springfield table pedestal heat/cold warning

This winter our Springfield 3 stage pedestal with Escape table remained in the up position until we left last week for the south at which point I lowered it as we usually do for travel. On arrival here in Louisiana we found the pedestal not operating properly. It would only lift one stage and only by lifting it manually and then struggling to lock it in place could we use the table I removed the table and we now have a nice footstool!

We called Springfield this morning to find out that we could return the table for repair. However as second owners it's not under warranty so cost could probably not be worth it. We could stop by with the table however they are located near Springfield MO, and of course we went through Springfield on our way down and didn't plan on returning home that way.

The tech we spoke to said yes the pedestal could be affected by both hot and cold temperatures. So I recommend at this point if you're thinking of buying the pedestal and live in a climate with extreme cold or heat (we had one morning in Feb. with temp. of -62F with windchill) then consider the possibility of failure.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:56 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the pedestal.
However, if I found myself in any temp of -62F, I would consider it a high possibility that I would fail.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:14 PM   #3
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That is the windchill factor which only impacts what you feel, the actual temperature is higher but the wind can make your skin feel colder. It does not impact inanimate objects.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:17 PM   #4
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That is the windchill factor which only impacts what you feel, the actual temperature is higher but the wind can make your skin feel colder. It does not impact inanimate objects.
Yeah, but when it gets that cold ambient, it doesn't make much of a difference. Mechanical objects are usually designed to work best in the 70F Fahrenheit range. As luck would have it, so am I.
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Being from WinterPeg originally, I feel your pain. Sorry about the table.
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This winter our Springfield 3 stage pedestal with Escape table remained in the up position until we left last week for the south at which point I lowered it as we usually do for travel. On arrival here in Louisiana we found the pedestal not operating properly. It would only lift one stage and only by lifting it manually and then struggling to lock it in place could we use the table I removed the table and we now have a nice footstool!

We called Springfield this morning to find out that we could return the table for repair. However as second owners it's not under warranty so cost could probably not be worth it. We could stop by with the table however they are located near Springfield MO, and of course we went through Springfield on our way down and didn't plan on returning home that way.

The tech we spoke to said yes the pedestal could be affected by both hot and cold temperatures. So I recommend at this point if you're thinking of buying the pedestal and live in a climate with extreme cold or heat (we had one morning in Feb. with temp. of -62F with windchill) then consider the possibility of failure.
Hi: emers382... Sorry!!! I don't have one and can't comment about a fix. You could eat oriental style, but you'll need chopsticks. Alf
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Another point for the Lagun mount😁
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I was told at ETI that it wasn’t necessary to lower the table with the Springfield, just to be sure the slide was “locked”. I’ve traveled over 12000 miles and never had a problem.
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Another point for the Lagun mount😁
Before buying this trailer used we had considered buying new and getting a Lagun. Now it looks like we may be doing that anyway.
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Put mine in day 1 and it's been working fine.
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