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Old 10-26-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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Table over gasser engine hatch

For those of you with a gasser, what do you do for a table and storage between the 2 front seats? I know Newmar has one specifically for it, but have any of you made your own?
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A prior owner of our coach made a platform out of plywood and covered it with some of that short-nap indoor-outdoor carpeting. The platform is about two feet square. He attached it to the doghouse with bolts at the front end. At its rear, there are three bolts that go through small piecs of pipe. The bolt ends for those bolts sit on the doghouse cover, such that the rear end of the platform is not attached to the doghouse, and the platform is level. The "table" has turned out to be very sturdy (I can stand on it when accessing the cabinets above the dash area), and also suitable for maps or books. We put a small plastic open-top organizer on it when we travel, holding our sunglasses, wallets, phones, and drinks.

I removed the plastic piece Monaco installed at the front end of the doghouse; it was useless and in the way.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:28 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what you mean this table would be used for. When I'm driving I want the least amount of districtions so I can pay attention to the road and traffic. I don't want to deal with items on a table. As for storage we've never need any storage between the seats. We have plenty in our overhead compartments. Also having something between the seats would compromise our egressing the cockpit. And last there's a reason they call it the dog house because our female German Shepherd lies there and sleeps while we drive. I do on occasion get a kiss from her so she need access to me .
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My 2018 Baystar had one of this tables, it takes a lot of muscle to opened and close it (my did) itís only somewhat useful when you are parked, so I removed, much better now it has more room ( itís a $700 Newmar option) in my opinion I donít see added value, so Iím saving it to the next owner.


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We have the table also. However we use it all the time. Itís a dining table, cocktail table, or a general ďstuffĒ table while we sit in the front seats watching TV. The biggest issue is it seems to be getting nicked up from vibrations while driving.

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You can maybe get one from this company with it stained with same, as your cabinets.

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Old 10-27-2018, 08:41 AM   #7
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For those of you with a gasser, what do you do for a table and storage between the 2 front seats? I know Newmar has one specifically for it, but have any of you made your own?


Used a cardboard box approximately 24" x 14" x 4" high from Costco. Covered with some tac paper. Placed the box on top of no slide rubber mesh material used in drawers. Set it in place. It remains in place and doesn't impede getting in or out of seats
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