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Outdoor Side Table

Postby sabrown82 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:37 pm

I've been looking into ways to create extra counter space for my teardrop build. The original plan was to have a set of drawers that would pull out from the galley in a housing that would have a tabletop on top. That's not going to work at this point because of some other decisions that had to be made. The second idea was to simply purchase a bracket to mount a table to the side of the teardrop. While that's functional, it won't be the most attractive thing when the table isn't attached to the bracket.

The latest idea is to mount the table to the frame with a hitch-like piece welded on the side of the trailer frame. Having the table attach kind of like the same way a bike rack mounts into a hitch on a car.

The problem - I need pictures of this. Yet again, my Google-fu is failing me and I know I've seen picture of this setup before...probably even on this very website. Does anyone have this on their teardrop? Can you post pictures of it here? Please? I need to show the dad/master designer/welder/carpenter what I'm talking about, yet am failing to explain well.

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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby Oldragbaggers » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 pm

You can still use an extension table without having it attach to the side of your teardrop. Just have it extend off of your galley counter. The bracket/leg kit is very reasonable (about $25 if I remember correctly.) It's very simple to do. I just store mine laying on my galley counter. Will probably put a sheet of non-slip rubber shelf liner under it in transit. I covered mine with the same Formica that is on my counter and it looks very nice.

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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby hwitten » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:34 pm

I assume you have already considered/discarded the table-track approach.

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While my table is small and therefore self supporting, I used to have one in my VW Bus that used a folding leg to accommodate a larger table surface.
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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby Oldragbaggers » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:38 pm

hwitten, I looked at your link on this. Very creative. I love things that serve more than one purpose. :applause: :applause: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby desertmoose » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:50 pm

I made my bumper removable.
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I welded hitch tubes on the back of the frame

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Then, when the bumper is removed, I can plug a side table in.

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We love having the space. I put the support at an angle so we can close the hatch with the table in place.

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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby Phooey » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:55 pm

This is what we have done with receivers mounted at the front and back of the trailer. This makes it easy to move the tables around depending on the terrain. There are more pictures in my gallery. Hope this helps you out.

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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby nevadatear » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:08 pm

Here is our set up
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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby nevadatear » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:09 pm

Also check out doug hodders builds and the trailers of joe's on vacations in a can website.
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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby sabrown82 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:20 am

Thank you so much everyone! This is great! Exactly what I was looking for!
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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby planovet » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:23 pm

Like Becky, I placed a removable table perpendicular to my galley.

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I have an extra strip left over that I thought about putting on the side for use as a side table but I am hesitant to muck up my sides :lol:
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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby Oldragbaggers » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:39 pm

That's the same rail I used, Mark. Easy peasy.
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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby bdosborn » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:13 pm

How about a footwell table?

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Or a pull out slider in the galley?

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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby gregp136 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:34 am

This is the way we did the extended table.

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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:05 am

I do like becky only I got the pop up trailer rv table slide guides mounted to the side of the teardrop. it hooks to the teardrops wall by my rear bumber. not to a galley counter top but to the teardrop wall.

table was fashoned from a old pop ups table which was simaler and a old conter top from the dump.

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Re: Outdoor Side Table

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:06 am

bruce has my set up in the middle photo.

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