Wheel Well Table - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
Member
 
kconley's Avatar
 
Trailer: 95 Casita Spirit Deluxe 16 ft
Posts: 89
Being 1 that hates to cut my egg or poke holes in it , i came up with a table to fit in the wheel well with the left over flooring i put in . It fits between the tire & wheel well & held up by 1 support stick. Takes seconds to set up or take down, & if camper is level so is the table, only 2 pieces to store...


Click image for larger version

Name:	Dscn0010.jpg
Views:	431
Size:	47.7 KB
ID:	5777


Coming soon! LCD TV mount with no mods to support TV in corner; a work in progress...
Later, kenn

Click image for larger version

Name:	Dscn0002.jpg
Views:	311
Size:	27.6 KB
ID:	5780
Attached Thumbnails
Dscn0011.jpg   Dscn0012.jpg  

__________________

__________________
kconley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 07:07 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.
Kenn,
Your table very nice. What type flooring did you use? It looks as if you applied the flooring to plywood. Is the brace attached to a bracket or does it fit into a cutout through the plywood? Also, where do you store it while travelling?
Thanks,
Kurt & Ann K.
__________________

__________________
Kurt & Ann K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brian B-P's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: Boler (B1700RGH) 1979
Alberta
Posts: 5,000
That's really clever!

I rented a tent trailer once that had an outside table, but it slid into an aluminum channel on the side of the trailer. It was really difficult to slide, so I hated to put it up or down, and the end was supported by a leg, which never agreed with the height of the trailer. It was nice to have a table there as secure as the trailer.

Kenn, it looks like if the suspension moved, then the brace to the wheel would push the table out of position, or even damage it; I assume that you only use the table when the trailer is on stabilizing jacks, so it doesn't move as you get in and out of the trailer. Do you need to adjust the brace at all to suit the wheel position, which might be a little high or low compared to normal after leveling?

I can see how weight on the table would lever the end inside the wheel well up, where it fits closely so the table won't fall. What keeps the table from pulling out? It doesn't look like the Scamp has a lip in the wheel well to catch the table...
__________________
1979 Boler B1700RGH, pulled by 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 2WD
Information is good. Lack of information is not so good, but misinformation is much worse. Check facts, and apply common sense liberally.
STATUS: No longer active in forum.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 01:45 PM   #4
Member
 
kconley's Avatar
 
Trailer: 95 Casita Spirit Deluxe 16 ft
Posts: 89
I have not had a problem with it popping out when going in & out. I can use it in any position parked or on leveling jacks. I'm 280lbs. & when I go in or out it dosen't move enough to make a difference... I've taken some pics of the back to show the stick support, just a piece of wood to come against & I put little round rubber strips to catch the tire treads to prevent it from popping out. I also put a little rubber bumper on the bottom of support stick that goes against the wheel. It is 1/2" ply with some left over flooring I put down in the casita, the snap fit stuff glued to the ply....

Click image for larger version

Name:	Dscn0002.jpg
Views:	186
Size:	53.2 KB
ID:	5794
Attached Thumbnails
Dscn0003.jpg  
__________________
kconley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2007, 06:34 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: Boler 13 ft / 31 ft Holiday Rambler
Maine
Posts: 1,140
Very cool Idea
The wife and I are always looking for more room to lay stuff and this will work perfect under the small awning on the Lady-Bug (my 13ft Boler, not the wife)
Right now the Lady-Bug is under wrapes for the winter so no inside (new LED lights) work will start until April but I can build this table in my shop and have it ready to go for the 2007 season.
Also nice Idea of the LCD TV bracket but my wife wont even let me have one for the house yet let alone for the Lady-Bug
Gerry
You ever in Western Maine let me know so I can come over and watch TV
__________________
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 01:51 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
I love your table. But I think one on my little 13 footer might be too low to use.

What I did was have a 1 inch interior square piece of iron welded to the frame just behind the wheel well. It's back so that it is virtually out of sight. Any way, it's basically a receiver.

It receives a 1 inch exteropr square iron that comes out and upward with a plate on top. The plate is married to the bracket on the underside of a table top that I made. I drilled a hole through both the receiver and table arm so it could be tightened which lessens the wobble. The table top ends up about 2 inches higher than the top of the wheel well, just high enough for the arms of my folding chair to slide under. The table top and arm are stored inside my Scamp under the bed.

I can't find the pictures of the table and directions on how it was made but they are in my Photos folder. Just go on the Yahoo Scampers site and look in "Joy's 2001 13 footer" folder.
__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 06:18 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
JRTrillium's Avatar
 
Name: Janice & Rick
Trailer: Trillium 1300
Nova Scotia
Posts: 235
Registry
That is SO smart!
__________________
JRTrillium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 12:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joy A View Post
I love your table. But I think one on my little 13 footer might be too low to use.
I see what you are saying, but I think with a little planning one might be able to take kenn's initial idea and blend it with the design of one of those tire steps - just making the table above the wheel.

__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 01:04 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roy in TO View Post
I see what you are saying, but I think with a little planning one might be able to take kenn's initial idea and blend it with the design of one of those tire steps - just making the table above the wheel.
The issue is the wheel well. Kenn has a Casita with an open wheel well. Joy owns a Scamp which has a kinda-sort fender skirt.
Attached Thumbnails
Casita.JPG  
Attached Images
 
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 05:59 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,369
What if the tree that provides shade is 15 feet away? Do you move the trailer?
Many of us have folding aluminum tables/stools that are lightweight and can go anywhere. Jim Bennett freaked me out by sitting on one of mine. I wasn't aware it could support an almost adult.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 06:05 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenn Baglo View Post
What if the tree that provides shade is 15 feet away? Do you move the trailer?
Many of us have folding aluminum tables/stools that are lightweight and can go anywhere. Jim Bennett freaked me out by sitting on one of mine. I wasn't aware it could support an almost adult.
Tables have improved a lot in the ten years since Kenn posted this Glenn. Besides, it's kinda neat!
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna 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
Four Wheel Drive versus Two Wheel with Posi Rear End Lyndon Laney Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 8 04-16-2010 10:38 PM
Table for 2 theresa p Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10 02-21-2009 12:31 PM
Scamp Trailer Crank Wheel/No Wheel Mitchell Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 08-25-2008 12:36 PM
Bigfoot 5th wheel table Harvey Craft Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 12-18-2006 06:07 PM
Table for Two? Steve L. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 14 01-06-2006 02:01 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 09:01 PM.


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