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Old 01-21-2022, 11:22 PM   #1
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Table mounting options

Forum,

I have reviewed previous posts and apparently some have mounted their tables in a fixed manner to the front wall of their E19s:

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...Yukon%20Escape

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...,12,-Glennrose

Is there structure in the front wall? These people do not appear to be still active on the forum so I cannot ask them directly.

thanks.
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:37 PM   #2
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There is no front wall support. Hereís what I did.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post408618
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Old 01-22-2022, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thanks. I am looking for structure behind the wall to mount a fixed table.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks. I am looking for structure behind the wall to mount a fixed table.
Go to Randy's thread link in the previous post to see how I supported the Lagun Mount.
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One way might be to use the same process that some of us used "in the old days" with our E19's dinette light. Hard to believe but the earlier versions of the E19 didn't have a light over the dinette table. However there was one over the bed.

The solution was to cut a hole in the headliner and epoxy a block of wood to the f.g. and then attach the light to the block. Completely invisible.

You could cut the vinyl at the correct height to epoxy two blocks of wood to the shell and then use them as the mounting points to support a table.

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Old 01-22-2022, 04:38 PM   #6
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Thanks. I am looking for structure behind the wall to mount a fixed table.
This was done on older Escapes. Our 2016 has the hinged table at the back. Itís screwed into something, must have been glassed in during the build.
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Old 01-22-2022, 05:44 PM   #7
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This was done on older Escapes. Our 2016 has the hinged table at the back. Itís screwed into something, must have been glassed in during the build.
That seems like a better design. The current build design has the two base poles which allow the table top to pivot side-to-side.
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One way might be to use the same process that some of us used "in the old days" with our E19's dinette light. Hard to believe but the earlier versions of the E19 didn't have a light over the dinette table. However there was one over the bed.

The solution was to cut a hole in the headliner and epoxy a block of wood to the f.g. and then attach the light to the block. Completely invisible.

You could cut the vinyl at the correct height to epoxy two blocks of wood to the shell and then use them as the mounting points to support a table.

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Thanks Ron. I was not aware that adding a light over the table was an aftersales mod that was needed in the past! Cutting the vinyl and affixing a block is a great idea.

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I think it was only after Jim B. and others posted their mod of installing a light over the dinette table that ETI twigged onto it maybe being something that should be there. We found the lights on the underside of the overhead cabinets unsatisfactory because our heads cast a shadow on the table. On the other hand the large center light over the bed wasn't really needed. In that case the lights under the overhead cabinets were fine.

The only thing that I'd do different from what I did and what I'm suggesting that you do is the shape of the block. In my case the light completely hid the wood.

For you case I'd suggest cutting the block so that it had a rebate on the vinyl side that would overlap the vinyl a bit and make a finished edge.

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Old 01-22-2022, 11:18 PM   #10
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Ron,

Do you recall the adhesive you used to glue the block to the fiberglass?

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Iíve made several modifications to my front dinette table area. All necessary to suit our changing needs. The most recent dinette change is the most drastic.

Decided to eliminate the large table entirely and convert the space into a convenient second bed/lounge. So the original factory table is now permanently back in place as a bed platform. I added a small fold-up table to the wall, for coffee cups, dinner plates, laptops, etc. Seemed wise. Has a nice little shelf for keeping small stuff handy. As always, everything done is totally reversible.

The biggest problem was how to make that little fold-up table stable when in transit on the bumpy road. Thought I solved that with a connecting screw into the window frame. Long story short: that worked. However, on our recent camping trip, sometime on the road that screw unscrewed, twice.
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And here is the new set-up for when in the prone.
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Ron,

Do you recall the adhesive you used to glue the block to the fiberglass?

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I always use epoxy for these types of situations. Although 3M 5200 would have worked also.

When attaching anything to the interior of the shell it's a good idea to wipe the surface with acetone. The resin was probably unwaxed but it's good to make sure there's no wax on the surface.

Are you contemplating installing a table support like Scamp uses? Two brackets on the wall and a fold down leg.

If so, I've had one of those in a boat and a Scamp and they work quite well. I did a mod on the Scamp table because the type of leg allowed me to do so.

I made a custom table, hinged in the center. Given the small interior space in a Scamp 13 it worked really well.

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