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Old 11-01-2014, 09:50 AM   #21
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Since I got my trailer I was thinking of doing a fold=away tray there, but I was always thinking dual action. Your idea of keeping it simple is a good one though, why complicate things. Pretty sure I could get some brownie points for anything to use there though.

Just wish I had more time to work on the list of mods I have in mind to do. Boy do I need to retire, or at least semi-retire.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:27 PM   #22
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Just wish I had more time to work on the list of mods I have in mind to do. Boy do I need to retire, or at least semi-retire.
Ah, don't want to rain on your parade but I've come to the conclusion it doesn't work that way. My theory is that a busy working guy becomes a busy retired guy

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Old 09-04-2015, 06:42 PM   #23
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Ron,
Thanks for the details. What type of stop did you use to hold the table in the level position?

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It's a mechanical stop. You can see it in the upper left area. I slotted it a tiny bit so that I could adjust it so that the swing up counter could be adjusted to stop perfectly level. If there is such a thing in a trailer.

The white disk is just a poly washer so that the movement isn't metal on metal.

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Old 09-04-2015, 08:05 PM   #25
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Thanks. I didn't realize that you had the pivot and stop in one unit. Very nice. I'm designing my version of your shelf now.
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Alf, yes crackers in bed, used to be a standard by which prospective sleeping companions were judged. ( how's that for veiled political correctness?)
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:39 PM   #27
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I'm designing my version of your shelf now.
I'll be interested to see your version. It's nice to have it this way because when you don't need it, it's really out of the way.

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Old 09-05-2015, 12:32 PM   #28
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Ron,
My version will be not as elegant as yours. I don't have the metal fabrication capability that you do, e.g. no welding capability, so mine will be made of wood mostly, which I am very comfortable with. I am also 1000 miles from ETI so I won't be able to stop by and pick up a piece of countertop. But still, we want an extension and your basic design looks good to us.
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Ron, what are the dimensions of the table, maybe I missed it somewhere?
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I don't have the metal fabrication capability that you do, e.g. no welding capability, so mine will be made of wood mostly, which I am very comfortable with. I am also 1000 miles from ETI so I won't be able to stop by and pick up a piece of countertop. But still, we want an extension and your basic design looks good to us.
And you don't live as close as Baglo so you can't drop by and twist my arm into making one for you.

Wood should work just fine. Something like a vertical 1 x 2 or 3 would probably be quite suitable. The critical area would be the junction between the vertical support and the table. In most situations you could just use a gusset to strengthen the joint. But in this case, because the assembly has to retract down the space between the mattress and the wall, a gusset might be in the way. Perhaps a pieces of angle aluminum, making a low profile gusset would work.

I'll be interested to see the finished result.

The counter area measures 10 1/4" x 24". Part of the design process was looking at how much space was required to "park" two dinner plates there. We've really used it a lot and, if I was to do it again, that's still about the size I'd go with.

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