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Mike Lewis 12-30-2015 09:02 AM

Table pedestal -- is it worth it?
 
This is an inquiry for those of you who retrofitted your dinette table with the marine-style pneumatic pedestal support and have used it for a while. That thing is pretty expensive, at least in my world. Was it worth it? Would you do it over again or just keep the standard table supports?

thanks,

chemando 12-30-2015 09:15 AM

I don't mean to hijack your thread but I am also looking for comments on a replacement pedestal. Last season we left the table in the upright position all the time so it didn't make sense to replace. But this up coming season will require us to put the table into the down position nightly.

This is the pedestal I have been considering. 3-stage-table-pedestal

Jim Bennett 12-30-2015 10:42 AM

Pretty sure you will mostly hear good stuff Mike, as most folks who make a change like this are usually only happy they made it.

I plan to use the Dicor Cosmo in my trailer, along with the 4-way sliding top. I am also looking at various ways of having the full-sized table made smaller for use as a coffee table too. Lots of fun.

chemando 12-30-2015 10:46 AM

Link to the Dicor Cosmo for those interested. Looks nicer than the Springfield unit.

Cosmo

Jim Bennett 12-30-2015 10:48 AM

This is from an email. You can buy direct. Not cheap, especially when converted to Canadian pesos, but then neither are our trailers.

Quote:

Thank you for your interest in our Cosmo table. The Cosmo table is made of two items. The table pedestal is our part# IP-15300 and is $245.00 and the 4 way table slide which is part# IP-153481 and is $135.00.
You may purchase one or both of these items directly from Dicor with either a visa or master card credit card. Please let me know if you have any questions.

sturski 12-30-2015 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike Lewis (Post 122533)
This is an inquiry for those of you who retrofitted your dinette table with the marine-style pneumatic pedestal support and have used it for a while. That thing is pretty expensive, at least in my world. Was it worth it? Would you do it over again or just keep the standard table supports?

thanks,

I'm pleased that I did it with mine.

I expected the bed to stay a bed and the dinette to stay a dinette. My wife disagreed and fought with lifting the table and juggling the supports over and over. Raising and lowering the table with the pneumatic pedestal couldn't be easier and there is nothing to lift or hold.

The down side is access to the fuse box (on a 19). Not a big deal, don't need to do it often, and that is my problem, not hers.

Ron in BC 12-30-2015 11:21 AM

I had one for years on my boat. There isn't any comparison at all to the ease of up and down compared to the ETI offering. As well it doesn't wobble around and gives more room for feet. What's not to love? :)

Ron

rbryan4 12-30-2015 11:26 AM

We love it.

- You can rotate the table. This turned out to be our favorite feature.
- Putting it down to make the bed is a snap.
- More footroom and now we can sit along the back comfortably.
- Looks 'cool' :)
- No more wobble.

As for price, yeah, $275 or so isn't cheap, but I'd buy it again.

rbryan4 12-30-2015 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by sturski (Post 122545)
The down side is access to the fuse box (on a 19).

There's a quick way to remove the table top which helps you access the fuse box: just remove the two set screws on the underside of the table top and slide it all the way off.

Patandlinda 12-30-2015 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Lewis (Post 122533)
This is an inquiry for those of you who retrofitted your dinette table with the marine-style pneumatic pedestal support and have used it for a while. That thing is pretty expensive, at least in my world. Was it worth it? Would you do it over again or just keep the standard table supports?

thanks,

Changed to the marine pedestal and wouldn't go back . I have since cut down my table to make it smaller for now . When I make my (Jackson Polack) (Myron 's table ) get the hardware for folding extension for table etc. which has to wait for now .But getting rid of poles was a improvement I never regret . Trying to remove those poles was not fun at all . Scraped paneling , scraped leg. You still have the sliding back and forth on your table . Depending if table is still centered but away from wall can turn all around when latches are undone . I think someone else posted a picture of what the table can do on the pedestal . Pat


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