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Old 06-11-2017, 10:56 AM   #1
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Looking to modify counter extension

I'm using the big dinette in my 15 as a permanent bed, and as a result the folding counter extension gets stuck between the mattress and the counter. If I leave it up it sticks out too far onto the bed. So I have an idea to remove it and replace it with a narrower table of some sort that could still fold up and down, but would take less room. I'm thinking of something like this with a space for a cup at least. Not sure what I linked would work (it has to allow me to attach the hardware) so wondering if anyone has any ideas or has seen something that might work. (Size of this looks about right but it is probably molded plastic so not so great for attaching screws.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:09 AM   #2
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In our 17', I leave the counter extension up and sleep with my feet under it and my head at the other end.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:12 AM   #3
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In our 17', I leave the counter extension up and sleep with my feet under it and my head at the other end.
I thought about that but I like to read and drink coffee in bed in the morning- I need at least the real counter to be there. That's why I thought if I can replace the swing down one with something with a cup holder it would be perfect.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:14 AM   #4
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In our 17', I leave the counter extension up and sleep with my feet under it and my head at the other end.
Ditto - no problem. Wife even puts items on it to be accessible if needed during the night...
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I'm using the big dinette in my 15 as a permanent bed, and as a result the folding counter extension gets stuck between the mattress and the counter. If I leave it up it sticks out too far onto the bed. So I have an idea to remove it and replace it with a narrower table of some sort that could still fold up and down, but would take less room. I'm thinking of something like this with a space for a cup at least. Not sure what I linked would work (it has to allow me to attach the hardware) so wondering if anyone has any ideas or has seen something that might work. (Size of this looks about right but it is probably molded plastic so not so great for attaching screws.
Bobbie, not that it solves your problem, but on our 19 we had Escape add a couple flip up shelves, one at the foot and one at the head of the bed. They're about 6 or 7 inches deep. Something like that sounds perfect for your 15. Perhaps you could have the existing extension cut down.

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Old 06-11-2017, 11:29 AM   #6
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I thought about cutting it down but it would be nice to keep it intact in case I ever want to sell the trailer.

So far I just haven't used it but it gets in the way of making the bed. I need to get some measurements and see what I can find to put in its place.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:32 AM   #7
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Leon modified mine (my 17b) to be removable instead of flip up just snap it in when using it. He can explain what he did if you ask him.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:33 AM   #8
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Which reminds me- I also need to get one of those odd Canadian square head screwdrivers- is there a size for that? I have one but it is too small but no idea what size to look for if I ever remember it when I'm at the hardware store.
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The most common Robertson screw head I have found on our 19 is a #2. This is usually sold with a red handle if the manufacturer respects tradition and ease of identification. The changeable bit screwdriver sold at Escape has a multitude of bit sizes including the #2. The driver is about $17 CAN. And about the only time you'd need something else is if you need a stubby. Buy an American or Canadian made product.
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My flip up table by the door is rectangle shaped and the factory installed it with the longest part away from the counter, thus making the table too wide to exit while elevated. I took it off and reversed the direction, making the table narrower but longer and can now exit with it elevated.
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