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Terry Fleming, Scottsdale, Arizona
Small Table Lagun Mod
1999 Ford F-250
2018 Adventurer 80RB
I have been on a 3.5-year quest for the perfect table. The table in our camper was too large. We purchased our Adventurer 80RB truck camper in July of 2018 and I began a table mod just a month later. We love our camper.
The surfboard-like table that came with the camper was nice, but it was too large and heavy for the way we use our camper. Most of the time, we prefer the extra space of not having the table installed. We tried just leaving the table at home, but then we missed having a table.
The first table mod was designed around a swivel mount table system made by Lagun. I made a tabletop that was about half the size of the original out of three-quarter-inch plywood and laminate. This was a major improvement but had some limitations. It was still a bit heavy, and eventually, we decided it was larger than our ideal. The table was stored on the bed when not in use.
The Lagun base was mounted to a box over the hole where the table mount used to be. The box is plywood covered with a vinyl marine flooring material made by Nautolex. The color and pattern is a close match to the existing camper flooring. The vinyl can be purchased on Amazon for less than $15 and is easy to work with.
After some time, we noticed that the upper arm of the Lagun was too long for the space.
Rather than cut the aluminum arm, I made a wood replacement from a wheelbarrow handle that I purchased at Home Depot. The handle was hardwood and close to the size needed.
The table still had two major drawbacks. It was still a bit too large and storing the table on the bed was a nuisance, so another mod was needed.
I reduced the size of the tabletop again by approximately half and built a small storage bracket. With the storage bracket, the tabletop and mount can be stored in the area in front of the right side of the couch.
Above: The modified table. I’ll do the edging after I am certain no more cutting is needed.
Above: The newly modified table and mount with storage on lower right side of the couch.
Above: This is how it looks when the table is in storage.
This mod cost less than $300 and took 20 or 30 hours (actually 3.5 years) to complete. The skill level is easy.
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