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Folding/Removable Table

Hi All, looking for some input on tables. Thanks to those that have already responded to private messages. Great suggestions but I thought Id send out the issue to the greater hive-mind.

Can anyone point me a folding, pivoting and removable table? Ideally that is height adjustable? Seems I have seen one on here but can no longer find it. A search for tables creates a list that is too overwhelming.

To expand a bit - I (and perhaps others, later) would appreciate input on what folks are doing for tables up front between the seats. Can a table base be screwed into structure thru the rubber mat between seats? Havent looked (and am currently on the opposite coast from our project so am unable to at this time...) but would like to make a plan and place an order before returning home. Anyone using a robust base/pedestal arrangement that they would recommend? There are many available online, but no insight whether they are flimsy or not. Some in-service reviews would be helpful!

Were currently using two swivel seats with no lowered bases. Thanks in advance for any input.

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-24-2019, 06:07 PM
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Hi,
We initially put in a homemade removable table.

Details on this page under the heading: Galley Table

https://www.buildagreenrv.com/our-co...nversion-beds/





It uses one of the standard RV table bases that go back decades


It works fine -- pretty sturdy and easy to take apart.


The table top stowed under the mattress when not in use.


I thought it worked pretty well and looked nice, but we found that it was in the way a lot and we rarely used it. Easier to just sit on the bed/couch and use a tray. So, we don't take it on trips anymore. Made a couple of wood trays that stow quickly and easily under the matteress -- in onesty, we don't use the trays a lot either, but more than we used the table.


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post #3 of 17 Old 05-24-2019, 07:39 PM
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You’re not alone Gary. I had a similar set up and never even used it. Too much work and then storage.

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For out of doors cooking I like the Lifetime 6' folding table. Multiple adjustable heights, but a learning curve to easily adjust.
Costco, Sams, Walmart
They are made in 4', 6' and 8'
Folds up small, fits under the bed with the folding chairs.
Not enough room in my setup for a table inside, maybe tv type trays.

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Check out the Lagun base.

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Check out this table mount. Never seen this one until a few weeks ago. Not sure if it will work it your set up but may give you and others ideas.

https://youtu.be/36iJghDR4vQ

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We have had RVs with folding/removable tables and as time went by we used them less and less until we were eating on our laps holding the plate, finding a place to set down the drink and using the computer on our laps. In our van we decided to copy many EuroVan designs and have a “permanent” table. No set up or storage, used many times a day for eating, studying maps, internet research etc. Over time we have come to use it more and more. If there is any way to have a table with no set up I’d suggest making it a priority in your plan.

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I think the Lagun is worth looking into. Someone on the forum uses it mounted to a cabinet so they can use it between the front seats... just can't remember who!


"folding, pivoting and removable table? Ideally that is height adjustable?" The lagun covers all of them. We use it a lot, easy to store - post stays in place, top slides off post.






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I just finished this folding table mounted to a Lagun arm. When open, the two halves open to form a 45 degree angle. As I suspected it might, for a dining table, it makes a great diving board. The table hinges work fine, but there is too much flex in the long cantilever. So, I am working on a support leg for the passenger side. When folded, it also serves as a one-person table for the driver. The assembly pivots over the sink for travel stowage. Love the Lagun arm.

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We have had RVs with folding/removable tables and as time went by we used them less and less until we were eating on our laps holding the plate, finding a place to set down the drink and using the computer on our laps. In our van we decided to copy many EuroVan designs and have a “permanent” table. No set up or storage, used many times a day for eating, studying maps, internet research etc. Over time we have come to use it more and more. If there is any way to have a table with no set up I’d suggest making it a priority in your plan.
I like this idea the best.
Drivers seat swivel, fold down table accessible from 3 sides over an elevated floor/foot rest for the captain's chair.
My big feet would kick out that support, maybe a 90* L support hinged at the bottom of the table

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