Camper Mod Contest Entries

Takedown Kitchen Counter Extension

Welcome to the seventh entry in August’s Medium Mod Contest.  One Medium Mod will be published in every Email Alert in August.  At the end of the month, we’ll hold a reader vote to determine August’s winner.  Click here for information about the 2020 Mod Contest, including how to enter.

Camper Kitchen Counter Extension

James Thomas, Belen, New Mexico
Takedown Kitchen Counter Extension
2013 Ford F-350
2020 Northern Lite 10-2 EX Limited

Kitchen Counter Extension Northern Lite Before Project

Above: Before the counter extension

We needed some additional counter space in the kitchen of our new Northern Lite camper.  This idea is not something we totally came up with and I am sure the idea will be recognized from an earlier Truck Camper Magazine mod contest entry.  However, we tailored the modification for our needs.

Kitchen Counter Extension With Post

Kitchen Counter Extension Northern Lite 6

It took quite a while to complete this mod because I wanted to use the same Arborite laminate that was installed on my countertops from the factory.

Kitchen Counter Extension Northern Lite 5

It took just over two months to complete the project and make it look like it was something of a factory accessory. But, it is not!

Kitchen Counter Extension Stored

The table is 27-inches long by 13-inches wide. It’s supported by a breakaway leg and table support rail – both procured online.  The table has a cut corner to facilitate ease of entry into dinette seating.

Kitchen Counter Extension Angled

I drew up our idea, procured the Arborite laminate, and took both to a local cabinet maker in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Once the table was completed, I installed the leg and support bracket to finish a great looking and temporary kitchen counter extension.

Kitchen Counter Extension Bracket attached to counter

Kitchen Counter Extension During Travel

Above: Stored on the bed during travel

The mod works very well for us.  It is easy to install and take down as needed.

It took me over two months to complete this modification and cost me $175.   In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium because of the materials we ordered and the outside help we needed for the table fabrication.

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