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Im thinking of replacing the table in my Carthago. The table that's there is so big it gets in the way. I have looked at previous posts about this, but I am wondering is 22 mm or 15 mm too thin? The table thats there looks much more substantial that the photos I've seen on line.
 
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Im thinking of replacing the table in my Carthago. The table that's there is so big it gets in the way. I have looked at previous posts about this, but I am wondering is 22 mm or 15 mm too thin? The table thats there looks much more substantial that the photos I've seen on line.
Are you able to load a photo of the table in situ, it might help to visualise and offer alternative solutions? There will be more than one viable alternative.
Mike
 
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Exactly what I did with ours,piece of 20mm MDF from B&Q rounded the corners and covered it with the modern day equivalent of Fablon,job done 👍

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Personally i think 15mm is way too skinny looking for me .
Measure your old one , i bet its probably 35mm or 40mm
 
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Personally i think 15mm is way too skinny looking for me .
Measure your old one , i bet its probably 35mm or 40mm
Agree, if it's MDF, but quality ply it's fine.
I slung out our overly large and heavy one for a home brewed one in a 15mm ply, it's been fine, we use it inside and out.
Mike.
 
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I will have to have a look. The table top can be moved as there is a framework underneath. It’s just so big .

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Im thinking of replacing the table in my Carthago. The table that's there is so big it gets in the way. I have looked at previous posts about this, but I am wondering is 22 mm or 15 mm too thin? The table thats there looks much more substantial that the photos I've seen on line.
We swopped out our table for a smaller 15mm thick top, and are very happy with it
 
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I made up a dummy top out of some old scrap wood for trial.We found 90cm x 50cm. worked fine, we have 3 dimensional movements. Now easier to get in and out of seating.
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That’s why I want to change it you need to be quite skinny to limbo around it . I’m thinking 600 x 600 but will get a template drawn and put it over the top to be sure

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I agree the tables are huge....don't understand why they don't put folding tables in like we had in our Rapido.

We're about to change ours for a 600x600 table top - just waiting for it to be delivered. I'd be happy to take a photo when it's here if that helps?
 
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That’s why I want to change it you need to be quite skinny to limbo around it . I’m thinking 600 x 600 but will get a template drawn and put it over the top to be sure
You need to measure where the underside fixings are that secure the top to the sliding framework to determine the minimum size, I've used a top I had previously utilised in other MHs (the top off a cheap kitchen table from a car boot sale) and although I've got it mounted as close as possible to the fixing points but when turned lengthways front to rear it can still be a bit of a squeeze to get through when hubby has the drivers seat pushed all the way back with the seat back upright.

To determine the size best to use a large piece of cardboard (unfolded box?) and cut it to the size of the existing table top then trim it down as required and try sitting round it, pretending you're all eating etc, With ours I could have made it a little bit smaller on the longer side but then it would be a bit of a reach to eat at using the cab seat and front facing dinette seat.

If I get the change I'll take some photos.
 
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We’ve just done the same - bought a 750mm x 600mm one online and we’re really pleased with it. It still uses the original post / movement mechanism (simple to use he original table to measure for the screw holes). It’s made of 18mm thick melamine faced (both sides) MDF and feels just as strong as the circa 35mm thick original I took out. Its big enough to use but now means there is enough room to get past it.

Ours is the link below - they do different sizes and woods. Pics (hopefully!) attached.


Ideally we’d have found a nice folding one but gave up and went simple in the end.

The other thing I didn’t like was the strange short seat base on the side of the L-seat which ‘rocked’ when extended so I’ve made and fitted a better one. Will post about that another day :)

Gordo

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I agree the tables are huge....don't understand why they don't put folding tables in like we had in our Rapido.

We're about to change ours for a 600x600 table top - just waiting for it to be delivered. I'd be happy to take a photo when it's here if that helps?
That would be great thank you

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You need to measure where the underside fixings are that secure the top to the sliding framework to determine the minimum size,
If its the same Carthago table system as ours, then the frame measures 530 x 570. Though it looks like the 570mm side could possibly be trimmed down if needed.
 
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Same layout in our Hymer. Initially replaced top with 600 x 600. Found that the support still too bulky with two dogs around feet. I then removed tbe table support and fitted an end chest with flip table. Still on the mark 1 version, looking for a smarter one.

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We've got a massive table, 90cm X 90cm. It's really useful and I wouldn't want it to be much smaller. But it's a real pain to get around. I'd love a folding surface like I've seen in some vans. Does anyone sell them?

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If its the same Carthago table system as ours, then the frame measures 530 x 570. Though it looks like the 570mm side could possibly be trimmed down if needed.
Im going to get the table out of the frame. My Carthago is 2015 C Compactline LHD with the transverse bed
 
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If its the same Carthago table system as ours, then the frame measures 530 x 570. Though it looks like the 570mm side could possibly be trimmed down if needed.
You can reduce the 570 but it's not easy and you won't really gain anything as it's where the top framework sits on the base that matters you can't alter than to move it further in from the aisle itself unless you move the actual base. My table top, which was originally circular hence it having a curved end and a chopped off end other end, is fixed as close as I could reasonably get it to the edge of the frame that we have facing the aisle - see below photos which I know are crap but it's 4 degrees out there and I wasn't hanging around! :cold:

I was going to square off the table however we've found that the curved end towards the rotated cab seat is beneficial as it gives more length to the table so it can be reached from the forward facing dinette seat and cab at meal times and doesn't make it more difficult to get through from the cab and of course no corners to stab your leg on! (Ignore the blue cover - it was temporary in case Bella decided to have a chomp (which she did!) and only until I could get something more suitable in Spain which I have.)

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I am just in the process of removing the existing table in my Hymer B578 and replacing it with a smaller one 600mm diameter. Its finished with Corian , a composite worksurface.
I will be mounting it on the existing post but not the telescopic adjustable part but directly to the post. Will post some pictures when completed.
 
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