Originally Posted by gbaglo
I think the whole point of the Springfield is that you don't have to remove it to switch from bed to table.
We solved the matter by leaving the rear dinette as a bed and store the posts under the bench.
We never make the table into a bed on our 21. but we got the Springfield for two reasons. First, we wanted to have a single leg that it was easier for me (sciatica hindered) to get in and out of the dining booth. Second, we wanted to be able to adjust the height of the table so it could be low when I am typing or writing at the table. Also, when we got the pole installed we also raised the floor in the dinette about 3+ inches, which made my legs more comfortable since the edge of the cushions didn't cut into them. My sciatica has gotten much better much better in the past few years, but I am still glad we made the changes.
When we had the 17, we did the same as you -- kept the dining area as a bed. And the front dining area worked fine since it only had that one pole -- it seemed easier to slide into.