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#1 Ron in Gresham

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 06:30 PM

At a recent gathering I saw a trailer sporting an exterior shelf for cooking, perp, etc which hung from chains attached to the joint lip of the 2 pieces of the shell.  

A carpet pad on back used gravity to hold against the side of the trailer.

Was told that plans to construct the mod could be found on the forums, but multiple searches have yet to yield any results.

Any one know where the such might be found?

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#2 Wally Z

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:27 PM

How about one of these?

 

Table-mounted-between-tire-and-wheel-wel


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#3 Euphoria

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:46 AM

Nice little side table Wally. Just curious about where you store it when it's not set up?


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#4 Meadowlark

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:05 AM

I think he puts one on the other side to add stability, balance it aerodynamically and allowing for some lift  while he's traveling. Like an airplane, the added lift reduces the weight on the tongue and ultimately saves Wally fuel and tire wear.


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#5 Euphoria

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:01 AM

Good one Meadowlark.  :rofl:


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#6 Wally Z

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:38 AM

Nice little side table Wally. Just curious about where you store it when it's not set up?

Where in my post did I say that was mine? You'll have to ask the person that owns that trailer. If it was mine I would store it in the back of my pick'em up truck. Same place I store everything else that goes outside the trailer. Lawn chairs, folding table,Clam, BBQ grille, water jugs, spare propane tank, dog stroller, generator, camping equipment storage chest,ice chest, tool boxes and firewood. I don't take generator if going to where they have shore power. Usually carry second ice chest in back seat with the dog.  I let the wife sit in the front seat.


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#7 Euphoria

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:41 PM

Hi Wally,

It also didn't say that it wasn't yours. Since you posted it, I just assumed it was your set-up. Well, I guess that's what I get for "assuming." But, I'm also like you, in that most of my stuff lives in the back of the truck as well.


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#8 Wally Z

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 04:41 PM

Hi Wally,

It also didn't say that it wasn't yours. Since you posted it, I just assumed it was your set-up. Well, I guess that's what I get for "assuming." But, I'm also like you, in that most of my stuff lives in the back of the truck as well.

I assumed you were more observant. Does that look like a 2014 Casita?  :rofl: 


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#9 Steamboat

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:15 PM

Wally, I am happy you let your wife ride in the front seat...that prevents her from being a back seat driver! (Please forgive the horrible pun.)


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#10 Euphoria

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:40 AM

 

Hi Wally,

It also didn't say that it wasn't yours. Since you posted it, I just assumed it was your set-up. Well, I guess that's what I get for "assuming." But, I'm also like you, in that most of my stuff lives in the back of the truck as well.

I assumed you were more observant. Does that look like a 2014 Casita?  :rofl:

 

I really didn't look very closely at the trailer at first since I was looking mainly at the table. But since you mentioned it, I looked at your OP again, and yes, it definitely is an earlier model Casita. As Yogi said, "You can observe a lot by looking..."


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#11 Wally Z

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:13 AM

Just on a side note. I think this persons idea with the wheel well cocktail table is really cool. Ron, I looked around and can't find what you're looking for. Perhaps you can come up with a design of your own.  Run your ideas by us here and Meadowlark and Euphoria will make fun of it.  :lol2:   Just kidding!  I'm sure you will get positive feedback and suggestions.


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#12 Meadowlark

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:58 AM

Honestly, I would LOVE to see the plans/drawings for it. We find ourselves using a cooler or a small step stool for the 'stuff' you put out by the door, and that 'wheel well table' looks not only functional, but elegant as well. Although I think I'd put in something a bit more substantial for the vertical support.

 

As for the age of the trailer, I confess that I couldn't tell the model year of a Casita if you held me at gunpoint. Do you remember where you saw it, Ron?

 

As for Stuph..that's why we have a contractor's cap on the back of the Tundra. We put EVERYTHING (except each other and the cats) in the cargo bed.


Edited by Meadowlark, 02 October 2016 - 08:59 AM.

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#13 clover

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 10:26 AM

here it is on FiberglassRV, you can look at and look up stuff on Fiberglassrv.com without having to be a member or logged in UNLIKE the "other" Casita forum.

 

http://www.fiberglas...able-27717.html

 

more details here

 

http://doityourselfr...43964604&item=2

 

http://www.casitaclu...e/?hl=bluebeard


Edited by clover, 02 October 2016 - 10:48 AM.

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#14 flcoxjr

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:18 PM

I don't see the point of this table. It is not permantly mounted to the outside of the Casita, so it has to be stored in the Casita or tow vehicle. There are any number of commercially available collapsible camping tables available, some of them that pack down very compactly.

I could understand some kind of table permanently mounted to the side of the Casita, that folded flat against the side for traveling.

#15 Wally Z

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 06:35 AM

here it is on FiberglassRV, you can look at and look up stuff on Fiberglassrv.com without having to be a member or logged in UNLIKE the "other" Casita forum.

 

http://www.fiberglas...able-27717.html

 

more details here

 

http://doityourselfr...43964604&item=2

 

http://www.casitaclu...e/?hl=bluebeard

That's great Clover, but that's not the one the original poster Ron is looking for.


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