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Old 01-31-2017, 05:34 AM   #1
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U dinette ETI slider or dicor?

For those who have a U dinette, did you go with your slider going for and aft or side to side? Or did you find it necessary to get the Daycor?
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We have the U on our 19, and it is the standard ETI, side to side. It works for us, because we rarely, if ever, use the table. We normally take it with us, but it stays in the back of the TV unless it's raining and we have a need for an inside table.
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Ours goes side to side. With the Dicor slide you need to also have a Springfield pedestal. Most with Springfield opt to just use the stock ETI supplied slider and it works fine for them. Having used that on a previous trailer I did not like it personally as it just felt wobbly. To be fair that was with a stock dinette and a larger/heavier table than one used with a U-dinette. Try the Springfield with stock slide first - you can always add the Dicor later as you will have to cut down the Springfield table mounting platform at that time for the Dicor to work.
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Ours goes side to side. With the Dicor slide you need to also have a Springfield pedestal. Most with Springfield opt to just use the stock ETI supplied slider and it works fine for them. Having used that on a previous trailer I did not like it personally as it just felt wobbly. To be fair that was with a stock dinette and a larger/heavier table than one used with a U-dinette. Try the Springfield with stock slide first - you can always add the Dicor later as you will have to cut down the Springfield table mounting platform at that time for the Dicor to work.
We are going with the Springfield. As my husband is not into doing a lot of handiwork we would rather figure out if we want the Dicor ahead of time to let ETI put it on. But don't know if we really think it would be helpful or not in getting in and out of the seating especially the back part of our U dinette.
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Initially, I installed the Springfield pedestal and used the ETI slide in a for and aft orientation, which allowed easier access. However, after a couple of trips, we decided to install the Dicor slide, which we greatly prefer. The Dicor slide makes using the table easier, plus improves the access to the storage under the seats.
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Seeing that the top plate on the Springfield pedestal needs to be cut down to accommodate the Dicor slider, I highly doubt Escape would install the slider. I guess you could ask though.
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With the Dicor slide you need to also have a Springfield pedestal.
Why do you need a Springfield pedestal if all you want is the Dicor slide?

I plan to only replace the stock slides with a Dicor slide. I want to be able to remove the table if needed and with the Springfield, that's a little more difficult to do.
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I finally got around to installing the Dicor slide on my U-shape dinette table using the standard pedestal. By cutting down the plywood that came with the table mount, and removing the plastic slides, I was able to mount the Dicor easily. My wife and I really like the new setup. Plenty of room and we can still remove the table if we want.
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Why do you need a Springfield pedestal if all you want is the Dicor slide?.
Right- of course you don't need the Springfield and for someone who wants to be able to remove table cool. We didn't have a table for nearly two years and when seeing one on a Springfield we decided to make a smaller table and wanted the Springfield to avoid the PITA of using those twin stock poles to put up and break down the table into a bed.
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Tried the ETI slide with Springfield pedestal for two weeks - ordered Dicor slide today.
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Right- of course you don't need the Springfield and for someone who wants to be able to remove table cool. We didn't have a table for nearly two years and when seeing one on a Springfield we decided to make a smaller table and wanted the Springfield to avoid the PITA of using those twin stock poles to put up and break down the table into a bed.
Also, although the Dicor slider is more stable and slides in four directions vs. two it would be much more stable on the Springfield vs. the inherently wobbly stock poles with cone base. You also don't get as much front to back travel with the two poles, however you can pull the whole thing out which is your preference at this time.
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Initially, I installed the Springfield pedestal and used the ETI slide in a for and aft orientation, which allowed easier access. However, after a couple of trips, we decided to install the Dicor slide, which we greatly prefer. The Dicor slide makes using the table easier, plus improves the access to the storage under the seats.
Ours came with no instructions. How do you find out how to put it on?
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:32 PM   #13
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Tried the ETI slide with Springfield pedestal for two weeks - ordered Dicor slide today.
Dave have you gotten it put in yet? We may need some instruction. We had no directions also.
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Dave have you gotten it put in yet? We may need some instruction. We had no directions also.
Put on the Dicor slide today and love it. The top plate of the Springfield pedestal, as noted by others, is too large to fit the Dicor slide. Rather than cut it I removed it from the pedestal completely and bought two 16 guage 12" x 12" sheets of weldable steel from Home Depot. Cut these into two 6" strips (yielding four pieces) then cut each to about 8 1/4". I stacked the four of these together to make a new top plate for the pedestal. Clamped them together and drilled all the appropriate holes and put it all together. Works great! THE range of motion is very good and stability is better than with the ETI slide system.
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Looks good, Dave. Plenty of room now for lounging, even with a full sized table.
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Do your partner and you find yourselves pushing the table back and forth to claim more space to lounge?
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Do your partner and you find yourselves pushing the table back and forth to claim more space to lounge?
Curious- is that what you do with a stock slide?
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Curious- is that what you do with a stock slide?
We just compromise and leave it in the middle, pretty much.
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We just compromise and leave it in the middle, pretty much.
Lookit Charley (sp), she sure looks comfy.
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Put on the Dicor slide today and love it. The top plate of the Springfield pedestal, as noted by others, is too large to fit the Dicor slide. Rather than cut it I removed it from the pedestal completely and bought two 16 guage 12" x 12" sheets of weldable steel from Home Depot. Cut these into two 6" strips (yielding four pieces) then cut each to about 8 1/4". I stacked the four of these together to make a new top plate for the pedestal. Clamped them together and drilled all the appropriate holes and put it all together. Works great! THE range of motion is very good and stability is better than with the ETI slide system.
Wow, Dave... Walt says he would still rather do a lung biopsy.
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