Since everyone is posting table mods - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-06-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
My personal dilema:

Not wanting to lose the table space a full time bed would remove, but also not enjoying the large table and set up time to make the bed in the evening. Wanting to keep the Guacho as a sofa and have the under seat storage for the, er, "Facilities" at all times.

My accidental solution:

Saw one of these two seater cleverly collapsable tables at an RV show. They are intended to use as a TV tray, or a portable laptop table. Deep enough for two people to sit at the ends and have a meal, but not so deep as to take up ALL the dinnette seat when in the "Up" setting.

Just so happened, it was a perfect width for my evil plot.


Click image for larger version

Name:	table_up.jpg
Views:	473
Size:	74.9 KB
ID:	2074


The legs collapse INWARD, so there is no shifting of the table to get it to break down. The locking hinges are on the CENTER of the legs, and not the top. It's real easy to just click and drop.

BUT, since it isn't exactly wide enough to fit in the seat slots for support, nor is it deep enough to make much more than a single bed at best, I had 2 1x6s cut to width for the seat slots. The table long edges rest on the 1x6s, giving me nearly an extra foot of depth.


Click image for larger version

Name:	1x32s.jpg
Views:	294
Size:	62.0 KB
ID:	2075


Next, I drop the seat backs as usual and roll out the bedding that is stored in the useless dead space on the rear seat of the dinnette. Regualar bed, quick and literally painless set up.

If I don't want a table there at all, I can collapse it completely and set on the bedding, making a side table for both dinnette seats. I am short, and can actually stretch my legs out on the seats while sitting with my back against the bedding. A larger person may be able to as well, if they sit more upright. Makes a GREAT TV watching position, and I don't lose my guacho as a nap spot or pooper hider.


Click image for larger version

Name:	sidetable.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	70.5 KB
ID:	2076


Here is the table in actual use (Not pretty! Neat nicks.. you have been warned!!!)
Attached Thumbnails
trailerdesk.jpg  
__________________

__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 01:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2000 19 ft (formerly 17 ft) Casita Freedom Deluxe ('Nuestra Casita') / 2000 4WD V8 Tundra
Posts: 760
Send a message via Yahoo to Kurt & Ann K.
Gina,
Good pictures, but why aren't you in them, demonstrating the TV watching position, etc?
Kurt & Ann K.
__________________

__________________
Kurt & Ann K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 07:00 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938

Click image for larger version

Name:	PICT0006__1.jpg
Views:	215
Size:	33.0 KB
ID:	2080
Yours looks great. I want to eliminate the bunk and add a small table and am looking at all the pictures I can find. sometime I'll get around to finishing the project . I think it's like my wood carving, the wood dictates. I lurked for a couple of years until I could post a proper picture. Now I'm really hooked on this site. Here's a shot of my inside shelves.
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 07:09 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 73 Surfside 14 / '05 Magnum RT AWD
Posts: 170
Very nice looking table.

AND

I love that shelf idea. even has a lip to keep things in.

__________________
Jana J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 08:05 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
It's just a piece of modular closet shelving picked up at a yard sale turned upside down Being able to see through it doesn't close the trailer in. Had to bend the back edge up to fit this side. Leave one end a little long, push all the way in, then pull back to fit other end. No other fasteners needed.
Paint to match cupboards. Please wife. Have a good day.
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 02:32 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ron N's Avatar
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: 2007 Bigfoot 25' Rear Queen
Oregon
Posts: 239
Registry
Gina,

I see the tell-tale Dr. Pepper so I know the photo is "genuine Gina". Now that you have this latest addition, does this mean that you no longer want my Bigfoot?
__________________
Ron N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 03:21 PM   #7
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
Oh, I still want the BF.. BUT.. it has to come with the tug..

will you take $39.95?????
__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 07:07 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Casita
Posts: 14
Where do you purchase one of thesee tables. Looks good for small space. Thanks.
__________________
Dwain T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 09:10 PM   #9
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
They are called Spider Legs Tables. Thier website seems to have dissapeared, but I found a place that sells 4 versions of them. Maybe they can help with the smaller one.

I found mine directly from the manufacturer at The Big LA RV show. They had a vendors booth there.

I did NOT pay the prices this site is asking, but it was spendy anyway. I recall an 85 dollar figure for the "Computer/ TV Tray" model.

Spider Legs Tables
__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 10:27 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Ron N's Avatar
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: 2007 Bigfoot 25' Rear Queen
Oregon
Posts: 239
Registry
Well, you need to add a comma and a zero!! All yours for $39,950!!
__________________
Ron N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 12:23 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
jdtrotter's Avatar
 
Trailer: Outfitter Caribou 6.5 ft Truck Camper
Posts: 212
Great pictures! I remember when you described this mod and I really could not picture it---now it is clear.

Also, I remember your trip to buy the 1 X 6s and getting them cut to the right size----great story.

Diane

P.S. Is that a 12V fan on the floor? If so, how well does it work?
__________________
jdtrotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 12:52 PM   #12
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
It is an Endless Breeze fan from F.Fan. Works great!

It has only failed me, sort of, in the high desert in the 100+ degree heat during mid day.

Otherwise, it keeps the trailer to *my* degree of comfort. (I don't like "chilly")

Uses very little juice. 1.2 A on the high setting. I have light bulbs that draw more than that!
__________________

__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Erm...Sorry if I've been posting too much Raya General Chat 29 04-19-2009 08:33 PM
Deliting Posting? Betty L. Forum Admin, News & Announcements 2 11-15-2008 09:35 AM
Dinette Table Mods Roger H Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12 03-10-2006 05:54 PM
posting pictures General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.