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Old 05-03-2003, 09:54 AM   #15
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table for two please?

I too was struck with the table dilemma, my first response was one of the folding rolltops as pictured above. Works great.
My second response was ; How do I set up a barbecue and a coleman outside to cut the heat in the trailer?

Answer : $99.00

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eb3d73f3aedbcamp kit.jpg/>

Yeah, its a little pricey, but it only weighs about 15 lbs tops, and makes life a whole lot easier. This one's even better than mine, 'cause it's 20 bucks cheaper, and has a sink. Mine just had a table top. It's made by the same company as mine, and these things are pretty tough
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Old 05-03-2003, 10:36 AM   #16
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Joe:
Sam's Club has a similar table, it's remarkable how many neat items have appeared for family camping in the last few years.
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Old 05-03-2003, 01:31 PM   #17
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OK, here 'tis.

My new table, with some scale-providing props. That mirror finish is the result of four coats of spar urethane. Only three on the bottom. Now to see how it holds up.

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Old 05-03-2003, 08:59 PM   #18
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Light Weight Table

Just curious, How much weight did all of that Polyurethane varnish add to the table?

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Old 05-04-2003, 08:22 AM   #19
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Dave,

About a pound. I used just a little less than half a can of Minwax HelmsmanŽ Spar Urethane. The table weighs about 6 pounds now.
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:27 AM   #20
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table

I've got a table with rounded legs like that. Really have to be careful where it's set up otherwise it wobbles. :o
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:34 AM   #21
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Yes, I would worry about that. Especially with the laptop, which I don't think I will actually use outside much anyway, if at all. So far it seems that if I root around a little I can get it pretty steady. Weight helps, too, like the stove et al. There is a price for everything; this is the price for "light" and "cheap" I guess.
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:12 AM   #22
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Tables for traveling

Here's my solution for an outdoor table and cooking setup. The same 4' x 2' light weight aluminuim table for $19.95 from the now defunct Ames, decorated with contact paper to match trailer stripping and one end will be attached to the trailer body using screen hangers. This gives the table more stability. The platform for the Coleman Stove is made from an old refrigerator shelf that is removable and stored in the trailer closet.The Coleman stove was modified to locate on four pins so that it won't slide on the shelf.<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eb64714cdb5dTable with outdoor cooking facility.JPG/>
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:52 PM   #23
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all these tables look great, I love the shine, but I like the stripes too.

Can we see this cooking ref shelf table in better light. I enjoy ideas of taking one thing and making something else.
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Old 07-23-2003, 01:16 PM   #24
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I just saw this thread. I normally dont need an outside table because I either use the site picnic table or use the tailgate on the pickup (I rig a tarp between the Scamp and pickup for rain or sun as needed).

When I built a single bunk across the rear of the Scamp (to take advantage of the breezes from all three windows), I also built a small (one person) table that slides out from under the bunk and has a support leg.

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Old 07-23-2003, 04:01 PM   #25
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Report on table

Ipromised to report back about the cheapo table I posted about earlier in this thread. After a trip of 6100 miles it is still in fine shape. It's gotten quite a bit of use since virtually none of my stopping places have a table available. Once I loaded it in the truck in such a way that it rubbed on something and wore off the top coat of urethane AND the woodgrain paper in one or two small spots. No problem: I'll just slap some more urethane on those spots. It is so light that I can just fold it up and toss it face up on top of everything in the back of the truck. It can be, as others suggested, very wobbly. I've an idea of how to correct with a peggable crosspiece but I don't know if it's even worth the trouble. I'd still rather take my old LLBean table but can't afford the weight.
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Old 07-23-2003, 06:06 PM   #26
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Aluminum Table

We bought one of the small aluminum lightweight tables in the camping department of Sportmart about 3 years ago and have used it extensively as a staging area when we do installations at customer sites (grubby industrial plants, for the most part), laptop and printer stand, as well as for cooking and eating while camping. It's even been sat upon.

It's as sturdy today as it was when we bought it. The cost was around $40-$50. I think next year we'll polyurethane the underside.:wave
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Old 07-27-2003, 01:03 AM   #27
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Nevin, what did you use for brackets on the refridgerator shelf? I love the idea and I have an old oven rack that would work....
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