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IrihRed 09-27-2016 05:52 AM

I will try to upload some pics of the Ikea counter in lieu of the table later today

IrihRed 09-27-2016 06:03 AM

Table Mod
 
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Here is a pic of the Ikea counter/table. It is on height adjustable legs, so you can make it counter height if you want and use stools. As we travel we also use it as a desk area w computer. You are also facing the curb side and looking out the big window where hopefully you have a view!

ctpres 09-27-2016 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by IrihRed (Post 3271667)
I will try to upload some pics of the Ikea counter in lieu of the table later today

From the pic it seems chair legs will be at different levels with one pair on floor and the other on slide. How does that work. We have used std. table in front and did not have much more room. Looks like the Ikea table could be used there and maybe even seat six. Interesting change. We really like the idea of facing the window.

IrihRed 09-27-2016 08:38 AM

The diff from the slide carpet and the floor is not really noticeable with the chairs but with stools it might be. I took a pic this AM of how we are using it today and I will post later. When just the two of us (which is normal) we usually eat up front at the captain chairs and table. BTW I cut the counter down to the exact length of the side valences on the big window so it has no movement when traveling. The counter is not real heavy as it's just a butcher block veneer. My original plan was to make it the height of the window break w stools but we really liked it with the chairs. Between the chairs is our cocker's condo home which will show in the new pic.

IrihRed 09-27-2016 08:50 AM

More pics of table/counter Mod
 
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Here are a couple of more pics of the mod from this AM showing how we are using it today. It changes as needs change, sometimes extra counter space for cooking, sometimes for dining, sometimes a desk and work space. We are currently in Albuquerque for the Int Balloon Fiesta which starts this weekend. Next week when we get our oil changed we are also adding Sumo Springs and will write about the difference in ride and stability after we travel more.

sbleiweiss 09-28-2016 08:14 AM

Very creative! I showed it to DW with some trepidation because I thought she might add it to my honeydo list. Thankfully not. To us the table is not a problem needing a solution. But with that said I remember that when we traded our 2013 DT for the 2014.5 KT (long story-no we don't trade every year) we were so appalled at what Thor had done to the table design that we swapped our 2013 table for the new one. Maybe that is why you guys don't like the table. As I recall, it had this huge and ugly lock down mechanism on one leg, didn't any longer slide out, and was oak in a MH full of cherry. Anyway, I like your fix.

ferg182 09-28-2016 11:30 AM

We are leaving tomorrow to come to Albuquerque for the balloon festival. We come in on Saturday!


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Rsapp 09-30-2016 06:08 AM

Info Please
 
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Originally Posted by IrihRed (Post 3271677)
Here is a pic of the Ikea counter/table. It is on height adjustable legs, so you can make it counter height if you want and use stools. As we travel we also use it as a desk area w computer. You are also facing the curb side and looking out the big window where hopefully you have a view!

Can you send the model number or some other way to find this table I did a search on IKEA web site and it didn't bring it up.
Thanks. Russell

Tunes 09-30-2016 02:13 PM

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I just did a search on IKEA web site and this is the one that I found. I'm not sure if it is the right one or not but it sure looks like it.

GERTON Table - IKEA

ctpres 09-30-2016 06:32 PM

Hitch info.
 
Our early 2015 has 5,000 pound hitch and I would like to tow a bit more safely. Could someone with 8,000 pound hitch look at hitch mfg and model number. Can not find just using Ford F53 for search. Thanks

Rsapp 10-04-2016 12:49 PM

Thanks for the info. Next project per my wife should be an easy trade out.

Russell

IrihRed 10-05-2016 05:25 AM

It is not a table, find it at Ikea under kitchen counter top selections. There you will also have choices of other that what I used.

IrihRed 10-05-2016 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Rsapp (Post 3275815)
Can you send the model number or some other way to find this table I did a search on IKEA web site and it didn't bring it up.
Thanks. Russell

Find it Ikea under kitchen counter tops, there you will find other choices also not just the one I used. Buy the telescoping legs separately, I used black.

IrihRed 10-11-2016 07:29 AM

I used the Ikea KARLBY counter top from their Kitchen area.
Article Number:
502.679.78
I chose the lighter butcher block but there are many choices.


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