Jump to content


Photo

Attaching Outdoor Table


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 Cabana Dave

Cabana Dave

    Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts
  • Location:North Jersey

Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:06 PM

Did anyone attach/install a removable table to the outside? I would like to put a table attachment rail on the outside of my 21 RS. This means drilling holes, and driving 5 or 6 screws through the outside shell and fastening an aluminum rail used to mount a table to the wall. Has anyone attempted such a thing, or am I asking for trouble by piercing the wall? Perhaps silicone caulk to seal the screws would be the answer here? Any feedback is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Dave

#2 h2oman

h2oman

    Master Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,016 posts
  • Location:soCal

Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:23 PM

It shouldn't be a problem to do at all. I'm curious though. Why would you want to do this? You may have a great reason.

#3 Oregon_Camper

Oregon_Camper

    Outbackers Contributor

  • Administrator
  • 17,768 posts
  • Location:Beaverton, Oregon
  • Outback/SOB:2015 Heartland Bighorn 3160
  • Tow Vehicle:2016 Ford F-350 6.7L Diesel

Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:54 PM

It shouldn't be a problem to do at all. I'm curious though. Why would you want to do this? You may have a great reason.


Same question....

We use a nice 6' table from Costco...cost about $20 and I can place it anywhere I want.

#4 Cabana Dave

Cabana Dave

    Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts
  • Location:North Jersey

Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:41 AM

It shouldn't be a problem to do at all. I'm curious though. Why would you want to do this? You may have a great reason.


Same question....

We use a nice 6' table from Costco...cost about $20 and I can place it anywhere I want.


I considered the table from Costco, but got the itch to 'do a mod' on my previous tt. Here's what you get with an attached table... incredibly stable being attached to tt, always level, very light to transport since the table I made was from an old closet door (sanded, stained, and 3 coats of polyurethane). It came out nice with a gloss finish.

Dave

#5 h2oman

h2oman

    Master Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,016 posts
  • Location:soCal

Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:48 AM

It shouldn't be a problem to do at all. I'm curious though. Why would you want to do this? You may have a great reason.


Same question....

We use a nice 6' table from Costco...cost about $20 and I can place it anywhere I want.


I considered the table from Costco, but got the itch to 'do a mod' on my previous tt. Here's what you get with an attached table... incredibly stable being attached to tt, always level, very light to transport since the table I made was from an old closet door (sanded, stained, and 3 coats of polyurethane). It came out nice with a gloss finish.

Dave


Ok. It should be easy enough to do. Also, anytime you drill and attach anything to the outside it has to be silicone sealed or it will leak. Have fun. Post some pics of the work when you are done. I'm interested to see this.

John

#6 Doxie-Doglover-Too

Doxie-Doglover-Too

    Outbackers Contributor

  • KOALA Club Charter Member
  • 7,794 posts
  • Location:Kennewick, Washington

Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:21 AM

hee hee! :devil2: my new SOB has hooks installled on outside that are covered when not in use. When we want, we'll take out the table that is made for them, hook it on and we'll have attched outside table. Also has shelf that goes in another spot.No, not bragging, was just outside a few minutes ago and eyeballing those installed hooks and making mental note to order table and then I came in and read your post :)
2012 Cougar 31SQBWE- 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 5.9 Cummins 4x4- Prodigy Brake Control- Equalizer Hitch-
Electric Jack- 2 Honda Generators -Doxiedoglover@live.com Life Is What YOU Make It.........

#7 Cabana Dave

Cabana Dave

    Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts
  • Location:North Jersey

Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:38 PM

[/quote]

Ok. It should be easy enough to do. Also, anytime you drill and attach anything to the outside it has to be silicone sealed or it will leak. Have fun. Post some pics of the work when you are done. I'm interested to see this.

John
[/quote]

Thanks John,

I'm still apprehensive about drilling into the wall of my new trailer. The old one was connected to a piece of trim above the wheel well. I will post pics when I eventually go through with this.

Dave

[quote name='Doxie-Doglover-Too' post='208052' date='Apr 15 2007, 12:21 PM']
hee hee! :devil2: my new SOB has hooks installled on outside that are covered when not in use. When we want, we'll take out the table that is made for them, hook it on and we'll have attched outside table. Also has shelf that goes in another spot.No, not bragging, was just outside a few minutes ago and eyeballing those installed hooks and making mental note to order table and then I came in and read your post :)
[/quote]

That's a great standard feature on yours! The tabes at the sites are not always in great shape, plus you know yours is clean.

Dave

#8 Doxie-Doglover-Too

Doxie-Doglover-Too

    Outbackers Contributor

  • KOALA Club Charter Member
  • 7,794 posts
  • Location:Kennewick, Washington

Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:03 PM

[quote name='Cabana Dave' date='Apr 15 2007, 11:38 AM' post='208100']
[/quote]

Ok. It should be easy enough to do. Also, anytime you drill and attach anything to the outside it has to be silicone sealed or it will leak. Have fun. Post some pics of the work when you are done. I'm interested to see this.

John
[/quote]

Thanks John,

I'm still apprehensive about drilling into the wall of my new trailer. The old one was connected to a piece of trim above the wheel well. I will post pics when I eventually go through with this.

Dave

[quote name='Doxie-Doglover-Too' post='208052' date='Apr 15 2007, 12:21 PM']
hee hee! :devil2: my new SOB has hooks installled on outside that are covered when not in use. When we want, we'll take out the table that is made for them, hook it on and we'll have attched outside table. Also has shelf that goes in another spot.No, not bragging, was just outside a few minutes ago and eyeballing those installed hooks and making mental note to order table and then I came in and read your post :)
[/quote]

That's a great standard feature on yours! The tabes at the sites are not always in great shape, plus you know yours is clean.

Dave
[/quote]
I have no idea if they are flimsy or not though....but it's a great idea anyway :)
2012 Cougar 31SQBWE- 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 5.9 Cummins 4x4- Prodigy Brake Control- Equalizer Hitch-
Electric Jack- 2 Honda Generators -Doxiedoglover@live.com Life Is What YOU Make It.........

#9 Oregon_Camper

Oregon_Camper

    Outbackers Contributor

  • Administrator
  • 17,768 posts
  • Location:Beaverton, Oregon
  • Outback/SOB:2015 Heartland Bighorn 3160
  • Tow Vehicle:2016 Ford F-350 6.7L Diesel

Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:23 PM

hee hee! :devil2: my new SOB has hooks installled on outside that are covered when not in use. When we want, we'll take out the table that is made for them, hook it on and we'll have attched outside table. Also has shelf that goes in another spot.No, not bragging, was just outside a few minutes ago and eyeballing those installed hooks and making mental note to order table and then I came in and read your post :)


Guess I'm in the camp that I want flexibility to have my table where I want it vs. where the trailer is parked.

#10 mswalt

mswalt

    Outbackers Contributor

  • KOALA Club Charter Member
  • 6,025 posts
  • Location:West Texas
  • Outback/SOB:2010 Cardinal 3804BH
  • Tow Vehicle:01 Silverado 3500 DRW Duramax

Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:08 PM

Guess I'm in the camp that I want flexibility to have my table where I want it vs. where the trailer is parked


X2

Mark
Me (Mark) and the wife (Tish) - Texas
2010 Cardinal 3804BH
2001 Chevrolet 3500 Crew Cab 6.6 Duramax Diesel LS DRW - Prodigy Controller

#11 kmcfetters

kmcfetters

    Senior Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 555 posts
  • Location:Elon,North Carolina

Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:26 PM

maybe you can order the same type track that goes to the kitchen table and mount it outside......
Kevin, Heather---Savannah & Noah
1995 Chevy Suburban-454 w/410 ratio and banks exhaust
2004 25RS-S Outback
Prodigy Brake Controller

#12 Cabana Dave

Cabana Dave

    Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts
  • Location:North Jersey

Posted 15 April 2007 - 06:34 PM

maybe you can order the same type track that goes to the kitchen table and mount it outside......


That is what I have, but my outside table has one centered leg. If the ground is not level, the table will still be level.

#13 h2oman

h2oman

    Master Member

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,016 posts
  • Location:soCal

Posted 15 April 2007 - 06:39 PM

hee hee! :devil2: my new SOB has hooks installled on outside that are covered when not in use. When we want, we'll take out the table that is made for them, hook it on and we'll have attched outside table. Also has shelf that goes in another spot.No, not bragging, was just outside a few minutes ago and eyeballing those installed hooks and making mental note to order table and then I came in and read your post :)


Guess I'm in the camp that I want flexibility to have my table where I want it vs. where the trailer is parked.



You're just an 'ol fuddy duddy Jim. :devil2:

#14 Oregon_Camper

Oregon_Camper

    Outbackers Contributor

  • Administrator
  • 17,768 posts
  • Location:Beaverton, Oregon
  • Outback/SOB:2015 Heartland Bighorn 3160
  • Tow Vehicle:2016 Ford F-350 6.7L Diesel

Posted 15 April 2007 - 07:41 PM

You're just an 'ol fuddy duddy Jim. :devil2:


If having my table closer to where we are (ie..campfire), so I can get into the cooler to make a drink, then yup...I'm a fuddy duddy...guilty as charged.

Here is a pic of how we setup camp with the portable table.

Posted Image

#15 countrygirl

countrygirl

    Outbackers Contributor

  • Legacy Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,118 posts
  • Location:North East Florida

Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:00 PM

You're just an 'ol fuddy duddy Jim. :devil2:


If having my table closer to where we are (ie..campfire), so I can get into the cooler to make a drink, then yup...I'm a fuddy duddy...guilty as charged.

Here is a pic of how we setup camp with the portable table.

Posted Image



Nice Pic!!
Currently ...NO camper.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users