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That's an interesting one!how do you plan to adjust the fit please?
I'd check first that you won't melt it!! Not sure how much heat is thrown downwards from those casssette style stoves. You can look up the melting point of persex but it goes all floppy/pliant first, so you may find you have a droopy shelf and everything slides off onto the floor of the van.The Campingaz cassette style stoves are cheap and lightweight - so might have cracked it
More than likely and I had that problem too but fixed it with by making the edge a bit thicker. Try experimenting with something like helicopter tape or just 1 or more sheets of A4 until you get a tighter fit.I think this is because of the widening behind the slot on the top side.
Hi @Bramco -- thanks for the advice.
Measured my 6mm sheet - it's actually 5.68mm, and gave a 7 degree tilt (measured with using the 'measure' app on my iPhone) (the van is on the level by the way, 0 degrees)
So with various attempts with different tapes the best I've got was with Duck tape folded over both sides making it now 6.15mm and a 2 degree tilt. This makes quite a tight fit in the slot.
Some photos below. Celebratory Talisker at hand.
In terms of strength -- was fine with cooker + was just about oK with 1 litre of water (in a separate thermos flask) but I wasn't confident enough to test the 2 litre bottle fully.
Anyway I am pleased with what is a simple and convenient little table that didn't cost much and fits comfortably in the storage box when not in use.
(next question, can I make a cup of tea safely?, think I will use a heatproof mat of some sort before I light the stove)
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Hi KP, like your thinking, keep it simple, clean lines, space saving etc,
could you attach an adjustable stay to the under side of the table top and run the support back into the storage pocket below the table top (to prevent the need for full leg support to floor of the van)
A small Perspex block or u bracket, glued to the underside of the table would allow a variety of pivoting attachments to the stay, either a foot mount or pin ( if you did not want to fix through the table top) and maintain the modern look.
The pin method could be made to be removable by using a Lynch pin, allowing the support leg to be removed from the table top if required.
could the other end of the stay go into the storage pocket to provide support and adjustment?
The support end could be fitted with a piece of rubber / end cap, / bung to prevent damage to the pocket and provide anti slip support.
If the stay were adjustable, in length and angle, for example a female to male adjusters (threaded bar / extension or adjustable casement stay) would it allow you to set the support at the correct angle when onsite, particularly as the ground / van would not always be level.
Obvs it would depend on the dimensions working around the available pocket storage and angles
Glad you are pleased with the out come I am sure you won’t be disappointed. It is one of the most useful additions we have.Big thanks to all contributors on this thread and especially BeachyBird.
I ordered the table and legs from Clearcut Conversions and the table clips from VW.
20 minutes of checking dimensions and marking clip locations the job was done!
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Hi. This is amazing. I think this is a daft question but where do you get all the component parts from - table top, telescopic leg etc. I think hubby needs another projectView attachment 29027 View attachment 29028 View attachment 29029 View attachment 29030 View attachment 29031 View attachment 29032 View attachment 29033 View attachment 29034 View attachment 29036 View attachment 29037
Hi again the table top is 400mm by 450mm, brackets are on the short edge. I have included some pictures showing position of brackets and leg, if you do not want the access into the box both can be positioned the same distance from the edge. We used a piece of wood with recesses chiselled out to accommodate and secure the bracket. The leg is telescopic and folding so table can be stored behind the seat or elsewhere. One picture shows how far it sticks out in relation to the front seat so you could have it longer if you wanted. Thing to be mindful of, make sure you can slide the table forward enough so the leg positioned does not interfere with the making up of the bed.
Enjoy your first tea in bed without stepping outside.