Top Quality Camp Table Recommendations ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    We are looking for a top quality camp table.. if we had a decent camping supplier near us I'd go and look.. nothing beats a 'hands on' before buying.. next best thing is others suggestions..

    Criteria

    *Lightweight, aluminum frame..
    *Weatherproof top, and not slatted.
    *Size about 100cm x 70cm..

    like the look of this one.. but it's not weatherproof ..any other suggestions ??

    Kampa Awning Table

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    Well our 'roll up' aluminium one has a slatted top, but the slats lock together so it's solid when it's formed. Had it from 'Go Outdoors'.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks.. but would rather have a 'solid' top ..
    we have a small table , had it for donkeys years left out in all weathers and it's still as good as new.. but no maker's name on it ..

    EDIT..it is a Lafuma .. see next post
     
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    Ah! I was too late! I would have suggested the one we bought, only £19.99 from the Range! The top is solid, but ultra light weight. The legs slot in so can be stored separately in the wardrobe. It also has three height setting, can be used inside or out. We find it perfect! image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Gerri,

    What a BRILLIANT recommendation. It turns out to be exactly what we were looking for and what a steal!!! I am really surprised at how light it is and yet it is really solid and sturdy.

    Thanks very much for the tip

    (BTW, I will be joining you if there is no rugby in H! Played prop for 50 years! Only a week to go....)

    John
     
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    We've got the exact same one
    After less than a year the screws fixing the legs to the tabletop have fallen out - still working on a viable repair - avoid!
     
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    Don't get one like @Armytwowheels - apparently it come with bonus extra added wasps (not mentioning the whiff of plastic)

    :imoutahere:
     
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    Re that table @Gerri19 has recommended. ... There are very similar ones (2 different sizes) in Costco if you have one near you. Solid .. think the brand is "lifetime"
    Small one about 12 quid and the larger about 25 quid (ish)
     
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    We bought the Lafuma Calafornia XL table you have mentioned earlier this summer. The bracket that the leg stays clip into is not very robust. I have had to do a bodge job glueing them in place twice so far. I think you will find better quality elsewhere for your £50! Regards Martin @ScotJimland
     
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    Cant agree I am afraid. I looked at those fixings and it should be an easy repair if they do loosen. For the price its still a bargain

    John
     
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    Would appreciate your suggestions please John
    The plywood tabletop is very thin so longer screws are not an option
    The underside on the tabletop is shiny melamine faced plywood, so the glue which helps secure the leg fixings to the base, doesn't adhere very well. Any slight sideways pressure on the legs causes them to become detached
    We don't treat things harshly - but I'd expect any product to be fit for purpose
    Appreciate your suggestions
    Thanks
     
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    We've got the small Costco one which is very good. Very sturdy but not lightweight. Also got large round one for home they are both excellent if you can get to Costco.
     
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    Have a look at a Brunner camping table.
    I've seen one in our local caravan shop and was really impressed.
    Light but sturdy and looked well made and had adjustable feet incase of uneven ground.
     
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    Have any of my most excellent, top value tables, on sale for the minuscule price of just £5 let anyone down? Have any parts failed or fallen off??? No, do they attract wasps - No. Do they smell - only if you put something really really hot on them. :shake:
     
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    Robert Clark, I am afraid I owe you a big apology. Age, haste and inbuilt stupidity prevented me from reading your post properly. I thought you were referring to the table that I have just bought as recommended by Gerri! It has a blown plastic top which I think would be easy to repair. I should have twigged because there is not much underneath to break.
    Ok, mending things is my forte, why not post some pics of your issue and we can maybe suggest solutions?

    John
     
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    We've had all sorts of tables over the years - and still have many of them cluttering the garage.

    We bought one like Gerri mentioned but only because we couldn't get what we really wanted. That is now also relegated to the garage as we found this in Clas Ohlson earlier this year. Much easier to store and use :)
     
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    We've got one of those, though it looks a little larger that he one in your link. Talk about instant up, they are excellent. Great for general use and especially good at those times when you stop for 30 minutes somewhere and want to sit outside.
     
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    Yes, ours is a little smaller than many people have. Trouble is we couldn't find a larger one anywhere in 2 or 3 years of looking :) Best watch over yours at Lincoln, Jim, or you may find it has shrunk when you get home :LOL:
     
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    We use ours a lot for cooking outside on the small gas canister cookers. a few seconds to set up when your cooking something and don't want the smells lingering in the van.
     
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