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Old 01-17-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Ideas for attaching counter, cooktop, grill to outside of trailer

The ideal thing I would like to have is a 5' long 18" to 24" wide counter permanently attached to the side of my trailer that I could flip up and use for cooking and food prep.

Anyone done anything like this or have ideas for me.

More important than function would be how this would look when the counter is in the stowed position.

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Old 01-17-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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could you have like an ironing board type fold-up leg supports for a long thin counter top that could be attached for traveling to either a sleeve under the bellypan or on top of the trailer? (suppose this wouldnt work with an a/c).

otherwise, maybe you could make something to look like a 'rockguard' for curbside windows?
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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Hi Bruce,

Interesting idea. I would guess it would look horrible. I cant imagine anyway to make that look anything but functional. How about a nice table that slide in the back of your pickup?

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Old 01-17-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
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Aluminum dinette table bracket riveted to the side of your trailer............. two foot wide by however long table extending out at right angles to your trailer .......... with adjustable length table leg(s).

Remove the table and store it in the back of your tow vehicle when not using.
Being aluminum, the bracket on the side of the trailer would not be too noticeable ................. and if you like it, then who cares if it can be seen!
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:08 AM   #5
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Our tent trailer had something like that

Pre-airstream we had a coleman tent trailer that had something like that. There were two brackets that the back of the table slid into, then a little foot that propped it against the side of the trailer to hold it up.

A little like this:

Definitely didn't leave it on the side when traveling, it stowed away inside.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:26 AM   #6

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This roll-up aluminum table from Camoing World has worked very well for us.
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