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Old 04-28-2024, 08:35 AM   #1
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Is there a less expensive alternative to the Springfield table base? Ive seen some online but the mounting plates dont look as wide as the Springfield and Im concerned that the 1/2 screws wont be enough to hold it in place without wobbling.
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Old 04-28-2024, 09:31 AM   #2
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Is there a less expensive alternative to the Springfield table base?

Im concerned that the 1/2 screws wont be enough to hold it in place without wobbling.
I don't want to be rude but I think that it's a case of you get what you pay for. The Springfield is good quality and the base is substantial.

There is zero issue with attaching the base to the floor. It's solid as a rock. Any movement is due to the clamps not being tight but more likely, play caused by the plastic slides.

I consider the Springfield one of my top 10 mods.

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Old 04-28-2024, 11:30 AM   #4
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Ed raised the floor 5”, which allows him to bolt through the floor. Not going to work for me.
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Old 04-28-2024, 03:57 PM   #5
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Ed raised the floor 5, which allows him to bolt through the floor. Not going to work for me.
use threaded inserts like factory does for Springfield installations
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Old 04-28-2024, 04:14 PM   #6
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I used threaded inserts for my Scamp and E19. The large diameter has much more holding power than a screw.

However, I got lazy with my E21 and just used fat screws. 5 years, heavy elbows on the table etc. and no problems.

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Old 06-10-2024, 10:19 PM   #7
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Getting ready to try to mod the original wobbly table in our '22 5.0. Not really interested in the Lagun or the Springfield mounts. Thinking of going with the galvanized/steel pipe table legs I have seen others on the forum do. My question is this. Looking at the ETI installed double table legs mounting plates, I am not quite sure how they are fastened to the floor. Are they fastened with bolts? If so how would one get to the nuts on the bottom? Our 5.0 has a raised platform where the dinette is. Or are they screws or threaded inserts? Once I get these plates off I think I can manage the rest of the table modification fairly easily (famous last words right?) Anyway any insight would be appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2024, 09:31 AM   #8
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use threaded inserts like factory does for Springfield installations
I used these when installing a Springfield pedestal in my brother's trailer. Very strong.

I did use some #14 screws when installing on in my trailer and they have held for 7 years now quite well too.
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