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Les Sage, Joplin, Missouri
New Tables and Lagun Mounting System
2015 GMC 3500
2015 Lance 855S
I removed the stock table in my Lance 855S and the area instantly changed into a family room. I can now walk into this area without having to slide my legs under a table. This simple change made the whole inside of the camper appear larger.
I asked myself, do we even need a table? After some thought, I decided yes, but not all the time and certainly not one so large.
To determine size, I experimented with cardboard templates. I decided that a 19-inch by 26-inch table was large enough for the two of us, and it will store upright against the exterior wall when a table isn’t needed.
Upon further thought, I decided we might want a small table or shelf for coffee or drinks. So, I made a second table approximately 8-inches by 17-inches in size for those occasions. The larger table stores upright below the small one.
I made my new tables from some attractive oak-trimmed Formica left over from our granite remodel at home. I also installed two power-USB ports under the table for charging phones and using laptops.
To attach the tables, I decided on a Lagun mounting system. There is no leg to hit my knee and it rotates, providing multiple positions. In addition, it’s easy to remove and store.
Above: This shows new table parallel to wall
Above: This shows new table perpendicular to wall
Above: This shows the small drink table. It also shows the Lagun table mount and the new power and USB ports.
Above: The tables with larger one stowed under the drink table
It took me approximately 20 hours to complete this modification and cost me $50. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is hard.
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