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James Moss, Naples, Florida
Dinette Table Modification and Storage
1997 Ford F-250
2004 Lance 815
My wife and I wanted more room at the dinette and a place to store it when not needed or wanted.
I mounted a PVC end cap and a barrel lock under the sink cupboard. The table leg slides into the cap and the barrel lock secures the other end keeping it up and out of the way.
I made a new table top and cut it 1.5-inches narrower than the original allowing it to sit in front of the seat without sticking up under the cushion. Two small blocks were added to hold it up in place.
Then I moved the table base to the center and one end giving more belly room on both sides. It does not stick out into the walkway and there is still enough seating for three.
The dinette still makes into a bed, but being 1.5-inches narrower we don’t bother with the small additional bed pillow spacers.
There is plenty of room for the two of us and we now rarely take the table down. It still swivels 360-degrees and when stored, and is completely out of our way.
It took me 3-hours to complete this modification and cost me $30 counting the epoxy to coat plywood. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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