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#1 User is offline   Cabana Dave 

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Post icon  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.

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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.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:54 PM

View Posth2oman, on Apr 14 2007, 08:23 PM, said:

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.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:41 AM

View PostOregon_Camper, on Apr 14 2007, 11:54 PM, said:

View Posth2oman, on Apr 14 2007, 08:23 PM, said:

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.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:48 AM

View PostCabana Dave, on Apr 15 2007, 07:41 AM, said:

View PostOregon_Camper, on Apr 14 2007, 11:54 PM, said:

View Posth2oman, on Apr 14 2007, 08:23 PM, said:

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.

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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 :)
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:38 PM

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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
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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

View PostDoxie-Doglover-Too, on Apr 15 2007, 12:21 PM, said:

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 :)


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.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:03 PM

View PostCabana Dave, on Apr 15 2007, 11:38 AM, said:



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
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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

View PostDoxie-Doglover-Too, on Apr 15 2007, 12:21 PM, said:

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 :)


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
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I have no idea if they are flimsy or not though....but it's a great idea anyway :)
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:23 PM

View PostDoxie-Doglover-Too, on Apr 15 2007, 09:21 AM, said:

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.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:08 PM

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


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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......
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 06:34 PM

View Postkmcfetters, on Apr 15 2007, 04:26 PM, said:

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.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 06:39 PM

View PostOregon_Camper, on Apr 15 2007, 12:23 PM, said:

View PostDoxie-Doglover-Too, on Apr 15 2007, 09:21 AM, said:

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:

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 07:41 PM

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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.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:00 PM

View PostOregon_Camper, on Apr 15 2007, 08:41 PM, said:

View Posth2oman, on Apr 15 2007, 04:39 PM, said:

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.

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