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Old 08-21-2016, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question Dinette table lift

So, my new dinette table is just lovely, but it's much heavier than the old table. I'm currently using the old hardware setup with flop-down leg, the heavy wire "U" and the two slot thingys on the wall that the table tabs slide up into.

We travel with it down, then every time we stop, I have to set it up again.

It's manageable, but it's still a PITA. Has anybody done a cable lift on the wall end, or used a motorized slash crank up center post?

Please - enable my laziness!

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Old 08-21-2016, 07:27 PM   #2
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Dinette table lift

Look around or search the forums for either gas-operated or electric table pedestals. They exist, I just bought an electric one, but haven't installed it yet.

I have the same rattle prone setup, the table leg tries to chew a hole in the floor covering, and to add to the fun, when an adult tries to use the dinette as s bunk, the top falls off the bench edges. The 3 stage electric one with a big base is getting harder to find so look quickly.

Find the thread titled "Springfield three stage pedestal". See Post #12 for a link to the electrical powered item.

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base plates and pedestals are available in Marine catalogs: Overtons and Bass Pro etc.
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We purchased a marine type base with hydraulic pistons. It is a three stage and, as I recall, is a Springfield. It works great and does not wobble in use or change position in transit. But, since it is "boat" related, it was pricey at about $400. All things considered, we're glad we got it. There are a couple of photos of our dinette under "The Shiny Reveal - 1968 Overlander" thread.

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