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Old 05-15-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Ever Shrinking Table Pedestal

Despite my best efforts to tighten, retighten and curse at the table pedestal in my '15 Classic, after any kind of trip at all it would drop far enough to necessitate releasing the friction locks, and with major effort, lift it high enough to be able to sit at the table. I heard from my friends Bob and Page P. that they had the same experience with their table. Since I was at JC a few weeks back, I purchased a '16 Classic table pedestal and installed it. This was not easy. It necessitated some intrusion into the belly pan for bolting and electronics. I installed the "up and down" switch on the wall right under the windows. Works great, and the pedestal is much slimmer than the mushroom style.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:37 PM   #2
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Is that an Airstream only item, or can you buy one on Amazon?
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:17 PM   #3
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Dear B-I-L.....
I searched for this item EVERYWHERE before buying it at the factory. After buying it I can see why I couldn't find it. It's made in "The Old Country" (UK). It was shipped with the weirdest bolts I've ever seen for both mounting to the trailer as well as for the table. I had to repurpose the attachment setup that was on my table and adapt it to the new pedestal, as that would have been "extra." Not really a problem. It is a very slick piece of hardware. BTW, Airstream really didn't want to sell it to me. I think they want to save it for the '16 Classics. (Or something.) It came in a box designed for two units (obviously not for consumer use). Doubtless you'll get to see it this summer. We used it over the weekend in the Shenandoah and REALLY like being able to move the table up and down. Up to get in, down to eat. B
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Something more for Miss Rhoda to play with while you're out and about.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:27 PM   #5
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BAB, I was wondering how well mounted the pedestal is the floor. Did you get a look at that? I worry about a pedestal wobbling during travel and loosening over time, so I started putting it down during travel and up once we are arrive.
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Jeff, there is only one way to install the electric pedestal and that's completely through the flooring to the underside of the trailer. In order to install mine, I had to drill through both the plywood and steel framework which is directly under the pedestal -- which as you know from your trailer is VERY small....around 4.5 x 5.5 inches. This is MUCH smaller than the large round pedestal that is under the tables in the '15 Classics and which are pretty much mounted into wood (there are a couple of spots where it did go into steel). Because of the way the electric pedestal is mounted -- which is through the steel, I cannot imagine it ever coming loose or breaking. You are much more likely to break the plywood loose from the mounting bracket that connects the tabletop to the pedestal. I would also say that the electric pedestal appears to be of extremely high quality. BTW, it took about 5 hours to get this mounted and another couple more to wire in the up/down switch.
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BAB - I continue to be amazed by your willingness to be an innovator and product enhancement guru for Airstream's highest end product. Did anyone in Jackson Center take notes after you explained all the post-purchase tribulations and custom modifications you've made? I certainly hope so for all our sakes. See you soon on the circuit.
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I had a steady stream of Airstream leadership through my trailer at last year's Alumapalooza (held at JC). Among the more intriguing mods that generated interest were the Barker electric dump valves...which operate from inside. They took some pictures underneath the trailer. A lot of what I have done is to enable independence from hookups and have ALL my systems operate seamlessly. Clearly, 600W of solar panels, accompanying batteries and a 30 amp Magnum inverter provide that. I can and do often run my A/C for an hour or so when we stop somewhere for lunch -- off of batteries. What I like most about my trailer is that it affords me a challenge to make it even better, more comfortable, and more convenient. I'd also confess that it isn't always the easiest, most mod-friendly environment. I have put very few holes in the roof (only to mount the Winegard Satellite Dish), and a couple of antennae. When I was at JC a couple of weeks ago, I toured a bunch of the service center guys through. I'm sure they see tons of good ideas every week. Probably some not so good ideas as well! Much of what I've done has been generated from stuff I've read here on AF. I've also made some great friends on here ... several of whom are directly responsible for the bigger of my modifications -- that would be Lewster who encouraged and supported me through the install of the Magnum, sub panel, wiring, etc., etc. as well as getting me into the solar world back in 2012 with my first trailer.
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BAB, great info as always! Did you by chance take any pictures of the way the Pedestal is mounted from underneath? I am curious as my 16' Pedestal works fine, but I do notice that when I do my "nervous leg" or whatever you call it, I can feel the plywood floor move ever so slightly and shake the table. So far, I have been lowering the table down to meet the cushions on either side just for a little more stability while towing. Leverage can be a very nasty thing on components.
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Babs I continue to tighten the nut on the release lever and am slowly getting the table to stay up. Today since I was off decided to get the awning working again. Started to act up yet again. Well surprise it works like it is supposed to. Finally after a year the trailer for now is 100% working. Also looking like Yuma for the winter with a stay in quartzite to. Trailer looks good after its stay in the hospital
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Bob, have you given the customer service folks at Zip Dee a call? I'd think they could help you diagnose what seems to be an intermittent issue....and with your skill, it ought not be that hard to fix whatever this bug is.
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The last time I used the customer help people they were not what I consider polite. After I diagnosed the problem they told me O WELL since I was not a Zipdee repair service it would cost me about 1200.00 $$$ for the parts. Well kiss you know what. I took to the factory and even they told me they don't like the power awning BUT I was correct with the diagnosis and the first problem was fixed. I ran the awning several times today and it ran correctly all times. Can't fix a problem if it is not there. Thanks for saying that I know what I am doing I try.
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