Most of the time we are able to find and use picnic tables when we camp but, when it's raining or when the table is in the direct sun, it's nice to get the cooking/eating surface under the awning
. This is a real pain with a picnic table! I've tried the regular camp tables and they are not easily stored and have to be removed from the trailer when camping (the standard size of the smaller folding tables is 24 X 48"). With the legs folded it stores flat under the Scamp
bed with plenty of room for the camping chairs and (most importantly) the dog bed.
I made a small table that easily stores flat and under the bed in our 99 Scamp
for around $20 (assuming you have properly sized plywood scrap and some paint
or varnish). Dimensions are 41" X 28" and 3/4" A-C plywood. Legs are replacement banquet table legs from Lowes for $18. The lateral stiffiner is 6' X 3" X 3/4 " hardwood cut to 3' length and fastened to the top with screws and urethane cement. The entire thing is coated with three coats of exterior urethane spar varnish.