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Old 04-06-2017   #1
 
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Foldable Plastic Tables

Wise Buzzards,

I am rigging my frame and have decided a foldable plastic table would be great for the front deck of my 4 bay frame over the drop bag. I got a pretty long frame so there is plenty of space up front, I think that front bay is around 26". The frame is 72" wide

My question is,how many folks here have used a nicer plastic folding table (like a lifetime) as a front deck? The sizes are pretty much as follows:

6' x 30": would fit, but is this too big??
6' x 18': too small for the bay, but could make it work
4' x 2': Could make it fit between the side boards probably, but it would take some finagling.

I guess my question is, do you think the first one would just be regrettably large? We will do multi-day trips but nothing longer than 1 week. I have kids, dogs, need space.

Any pics of your front folding table in use? I would probably make or buy one, but have home depot store credit.

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Old 04-06-2017   #2
 
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So in my experience most people either make or buy a table to cover the front hatch, not sure why you would want a folding table if it won't be folded? I'm making my front hatch, which only spans between the side decks (45 inches) and attaching the hardware on bottom to make one. Or get a table ( or make) one the spans the width of the frame, trying to make something fit that doesn't sounds like a project that down the road your saying, I wish I had.
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Old 04-06-2017   #3
 
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Sorry I should have clarified. I was a table with folding legs, but not a fold-in-half table.
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A plastic table is not good to cook on (it melts) do a search here there are lots of great examples of quality home made ones.
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Do a search for "Home made tables" on mtn buzz, lots of god stuff there.
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Old 04-06-2017   #6
 
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We use a Lifetime- 6'x30" I think- from Costco. Fits nicely under the paco and over either a drop bag or dry box depending on our needs.You can sort of see it in front in this pic.
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Trying again- THIS pic.
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I built one out of a piece of 3/8 ply. It has oval handle holes to use as a backboard in emergency. The handle holes also allow it to be strapped to a frame bar and hinge over the drop bag. But instead of screw on legs I cut holes in one end so it slips up through the legs of my kitchen box and is held up with the same short cam strap that hinges it to the frame. The other end sits on the edge of my roll table. It works really well. Sorry no pics.
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DRE makes a sick aluminum table with attached adjustable folding legs for your bays. Highly recommend


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Our Tables are not plastic or cheap but they are very light at 18lbs and you will never fight for dish set up space again!

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