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Old 07-16-2010, 05:06 PM   #31
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my beergut makes a good table, when im sat down in my camp chair i can easily balance a mug of tea or a bowl of grub on it. too hot for beer
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:43 AM   #32
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #33
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I bought this sturdy, folding aluminum table at Walmart for about $23:



It's a good size, but the idea was to modify it to fit nicely on top of my Pelican 1550 top box:



Although after the mods it's low, the height will be good for use with a camp chair, and certainly better than placing the kitchen on the ground:



Mission accomplished:



Cheers, all!

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:25 AM   #34
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I use my Vario top box. I'm already carrying it and the top is "flat enough" for most things.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:37 AM   #35
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http://www.amazon.com/RIO-Adventure-...837629&sr=1-39

A currently available version of the 18" GCI and L.L. Bean Table we discussed earlier.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #36
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I bought this sturdy, folding aluminum table at Walmart for about $23:



It's a good size, but the idea was to modify it to fit nicely on top of my Pelican 1550 top box:



Although after the mods it's low, the height will be good for use with a camp chair, and certainly better than placing the kitchen on the ground:



Mission accomplished:



Cheers, all!

I have the same table, unmodded, which I take along sometimes in the Ural if I know I'm going to be camped in one spot for multiple nights.

How did you mod it? Just chop the legs?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #37
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How did you mod it? Just chop the legs?
First I changed the pivot points of the table-top halves, took 5/8" off each one, which saved me 1.25". Then I removed the two outer slats from the table top, saving another 2.5" off the folded length. I then chopped the legs and brought the cross members (and feet) up as close as I could to the tops in the flat, folded position. Last I moved the pivot point of the legs.

Final dimensions are 18.5"w x 14.5"d x 12"h open, 18.5" x 16.25" x 2" folded.

It took a little time, but I got what I wanted. I don't much care for the cookie-cutter solution anyway.

I should mention I only included the Pelican case in the photos to show scale, not to indicate that I intend to use the table as a suitcase stand.

I like the table, and I'll probably get another and keep it original-size and in the Land Cruiser for 4-wheel desert runs.

If you want a more detailed description of my mods let me know.

Cheers!

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #38
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Diy! :)

I've built this...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make...s-in-the-park/

it's cheap, stable and small when folded.

But most of the times i use an aluminium plate placed between sidecases.
Like the one sell by touratech, but much cheaper

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #39
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I bought this sturdy, folding aluminum table at Walmart for about $23:



I have a plastic table similar to this that I picked up at a thrift store. I should check to see if it is small enough as it is to fit on my bike.

I picked up a couple of the GSI/LL Bean type tables at Target last year when they were clearing them out. They worked well.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #40
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I just use one of those cheap roll-up aluminum tables from K-Mart. Packs in a duffle along with my chair/sleeping mat/tent strapped across the pillion seat. Just under the width of the panniers and if it breaks, it was only $15 and I can find another pretty much at any store.



Thats what I use. Cheep and solid.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #41
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I have the REI rollup aluminum table (http://www.rei.com/product/765280/rei-camp-roll-table) that I take car camping. I guess I could take it bike camping, but I don't.

This, however, is one of the more useful camping items out there.
http://www.amazon.com/Tricam-WP-20-B...186808&sr=1-10

It's a low table, stool, bench, work bench, whatever. I have a different brand that wasn't $60. Actually, I have several. If I take the truck camping, I'll end up having more than one with me.
It would suck on a bike.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:00 PM   #42
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If you must have a table- camp time roll-a-table

one table to rule them all.

sturdy- rolls up - coated so you don't have stuff fall in between the slats so ez clean

http://www.rei.com/product/378009/ca...3-001b2166becc


rolls down to 6" x 32"

Very popular at Everest base camp
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #43
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Although after the mods it's low
Can you show pictures of the side angle along with new pivot point at the sides. And another showing the bottom closed and fully extended.

Thanks. I liked way you did. I don't quite like the 18" REO Roll-Top Table, it's the packing I don't like. I want to make it even smaller and low eight to fit my Kermit Chair.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #44
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Can you show pictures of the side angle along with new pivot point at the sides. And another showing the bottom closed and fully extended.

Thanks. I liked way you did. I don't quite like the 18" REO Roll-Top Table, it's the packing I don't like. I want to make it even smaller and low eight to fit my Kermit Chair.
Thanks, I'll take more photos and post within a coupla days.

Cheers!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:39 AM   #45
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Can you show pictures of the side angle along with new pivot point at the sides. And another showing the bottom closed and fully extended.

Thanks. I liked way you did. I don't quite like the 18" REO Roll-Top Table, it's the packing I don't like. I want to make it even smaller and low eight to fit my Kermit Chair.
That's what we need, a Kermit Table!
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