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Old 03-25-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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2015 Four Winds 23U Dinette Pedestal

I just bought this RV and cannot figure out how to remove the dinette pedestal. Normally, they just lift up out of the base, but this one won't budge. I would appreciate any help.
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:10 AM   #2
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We have 2012 23U and all we have to do is remove table and wiggle the post it takes some work but it comes out pretty easy.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:38 AM   #3
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We have 2012 23U and all we have to do is remove table and wiggle the post it takes some work but it comes out pretty easy.
Thank you for the response. I've put a lot of pressure on it to get it out, but I don't want to force it before I know what I'm doing.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:58 PM   #4
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There is a black button on the base of the pedestal and originally I thought this was a release for the pedestal, but it did not budge when I tried to press it. I talked to Thor and they said this button is the release for the pedestal, so I guess I'll try again to get it to press in.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:29 AM   #5
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They must have changed it mine just pushes in and pulls out.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:13 AM   #6
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From your description, sounds like you have one of those pedestals that taper at the ends?

I had one of those on one of my boats, and it was pretty difficult to take off. I kept a strap-wrench on board to remove the pedestal, as sometmies just twisting it a bit helps.

Of course, if you have a latch mechanism, all you will do with a stap-wrench is probably break something.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:34 AM   #7
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I removed the pedestal baseplate from the floor to gain access to the release button. The button fell out when I turned the plate over. The button is light plastic and has teeth that lock the pedestal to keep it from turning. While pressing the button, you turn the pedestal 1/4 turn counterclockwise and this allows it to be lifted out.

Reinserting the pedestal and turning it clockwise locks it into place. I suspect when the pedestal was inserted at the factory, the assembly line worker applied too much pressure and put the release button in a bind.

Thanks for all the replies.
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