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Old 08-19-2020, 11:04 AM   #21
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Like I said Lagun has lots of options 😎
Hi: Chotch... Beautiful model... Nice Lagun too!!! I want one also!!! Alf
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Old 08-19-2020, 01:19 PM   #22
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My thoughts exactly ! Looks like a great setup
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:10 PM   #23
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We swapped out the twin standard poles for a Springfield about a month ago. We travel as a family and the front dinette coverts to a bed nightly. We also travel with the table down. The Springfield works so much better for us! The plastic sliders that come with the table will be the next thing I swap out. I can see the appeal of the Lagun but for us the Springfield wins for the easy of turning the dinette into a bed
Our thoughts exactly. Did reinstall the plastic slides but someday want to change to metal. Our table is pretty stable because I did cut some off on front to back . Still makes into a bed , more stable and will completely turn around If needed .
Have played around in new trailers with the Lagun and really prefer the Springfield for our needs . It needs to make into a bed every night . Pat
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:06 PM   #25
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I love these reoccurring threads. My conclusion from all the previous posts and threads is:

Springfield: favored by those who want a full size table and the easy ability to use it for the bed.

Lagun: favored by those who see the dinette area as an area to lounge and probably have a "U" shaped dinette.

Might be wrong but that's what it looks like to me. At least there's no wrong answer, folks get to choose what matches their life style.

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Old 08-19-2020, 05:21 PM   #26
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I love these reoccurring threads. My conclusion from all the previous posts and threads is:

Springfield: favored by those who want a full size table and the easy ability to use it for the bed.

Lagun: favored by those who see the dinette area as an area to lounge and probably have a "U" shaped dinette.

Might be wrong but that's what it looks like to me. At least there's no wrong answer, folks get to choose what matches their life style.

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Our table is smaller , cut 10 in off so it is very stable now and easier to get in . Centered on the Springfield when it was installed . Pat
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:53 PM   #27
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I love these reoccurring threads. My conclusion from all the previous posts and threads is:

Springfield: favored by those who want a full size table and the easy ability to use it for the bed.

Lagun: favored by those who see the dinette area as an area to lounge and probably have a "U" shaped dinette.

Might be wrong but that's what it looks like to me. At least there's no wrong answer, folks get to choose what matches their life style.

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🤔 just to be clear we have the Lagun and use a full size table. To convert to bed takes only a minute. But youíre absolutely right, 1 size doesnít fit all.
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Old 08-19-2020, 06:58 PM   #28
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How do you lock the slides? Did I miss a mod somewhere?

I would like to stop my table from sliding at times.

I can lock them in the down position for traveling, which I do every time. But I cannot stop them from sliding in their track.
Jim has the Dicor 4 Way slide as we do. It has lock latches on both axis(2 on the front to back and one side to side).
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With the Lagun, does the table attach directly to the Lagun? As in no slider mechanism?
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No built in slide, but because of the swivel & spin, you probably won't need one. You can also use the slide that came on the bottom of the Escape provided table.
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Old 08-26-2020, 02:56 PM   #31
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How do you lock the slides? Did I miss a mod somewhere?

I would like to stop my table from sliding at times.

I can lock them in the down position for traveling, which I do every time. But I cannot stop them from sliding in their track.
I bought the Dicor 4-way slide which has camlocks.

With good handyman skills something similar could be made.
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My install is directly to table, really don't see need for slide of any type. Table rotates 360 degrees and you can pivot in either direction. For larger size individuals, maybe slide would be useful.
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:58 AM   #33
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My wife finds it difficult / impossible to lower , lock or unlock the pedestal
When the table is in the lowered position , I have to get down on my arthritic knees to release the pedestal and then fight my way backup which I find a PITA
The table wobbles and tips from side to side even though I have repaired / adjusted the slide mechanism, slide stop and pedestal clamps


For as much money as it costs , I was disappointed, I expected more , but to be fair maybe I expected too much!
If I was to do it again I would probably choose the Lagun or the standard factory table .
There are many options on our Escape that in hindsight were not money well spent nor have they improved our camping experience .
What are some of the options you wouldn't get?
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:13 AM   #34
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I bought the Dicor 4-way slide which has camlocks.

With good handyman skills something similar could be made.
Are there any off the shelf products that do what the Dicor 4 Way slide did?

I think if I was going to build one, I would just go with the Lagun setup. But it looks like it would solve the shortcomings of the Springfield design (IMHO), namely I can't get the table out of my way.


I still like the table but it is a little unstable even when tightened down. Maybe I should give this some thought. It would be nice to keep it from moving.
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I've just taken up the ukulele (covid pastime) so I'll have to see if I can play in my dinette with the Springfield.

I have put some painters' tape on the edge of the table at the places where the latches are on the Dicor...anyone have an easier way to locate them? I think I will eventually know where they are, but for now, the tape works.
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Ron would you mind telling what size and thickness aluminum you used under the table top before installing the lagun table bracket. Thanks.
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Does anyone have a photo of what a Lagun looks like mounted in a standard booth rather than U-Shaped. We, as well, don't plan to get the u-shaped dinette (unless the lounging option gains some ground in our plans), and we have a large puppy (yellow lab), so the appeal of open space for her to lay around is appealing. How would a Lagun work on a standard dinette?

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Ron would you mind telling what size and thickness aluminum you used under the table top before installing the lagun table bracket. Thanks.
It is 12X24 - I think it is this one from Home Depot - 12 in. x 24 in. x 0.025 in. Diamond Tread Aluminum Sheet in Silver

https://www.homedepot.com/p/M-D-Buil...7306/203930813
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I switched from the Springfield to the Lagun mount. I tend to tinker around with stuff under the rear seats, and the table always got in the way with the Springfield mount. The ability to completely remove the table & support is what caused me to switch.

I have also done a lot of tinkering under the rear seats. I have the wrap-around dinette, Springfield and retained ETIís plastic sliders. While I cannot remove the support, if I unlatch the pedestal, I can turn the table sideways and by removing one slide-stop screw, slide the table top off and lift it out of the way. I have not found that the pedestal itself impedes me in comfortably having access for any tinkering I want to do.

Even with heavy bracing, the Lagun is not quite as stable as the Springfield (although when I switched I went with a much heavier teak table) but is is solid enough to be comfortable.
For us, sturdiness is tantamount to everything else. That is why I removed the double pedestals in the first place. Since itís installation, I have never lowered the table, only rotated it or slid it one way or the other. My spouse is a quilter and a crafter and whenever we go on a trip, her travel sewing machine comes along. Having the most stable surface possible is best for her. And when it rains and I have to eat inside, a jiggly, rocking table drives me nuts. The Lagun has its own good features, but the choice really depends on which features are most important for the user. Anyone trying to decide should think about the pros and cons mentioned in this thread and consider which ones best fit their perceived needs.
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