This past week we decided to move the smaller table in our "U" shaped back dinette to the front dinette position in our A128s. This frees up a huge amount of space in the cabin!
Our modification assumes you have a model that has the 2 dinette configuration.
We bought an extra pedestal leg and 2 pedestal bases from Camping World. I mounted a new floor base in the front dinette area.
Like you, we are in the process of buying or making a new table for the back dinette. Temporarily we are using the round top from an old dark oak "lazy Susan" as a table in the back dinette.
The "lazy Kenzie" is the sheltie.
I cut and my wife stained nice 12" and 10" pine bed slats for both ends of the camper to replace the need for the large table as a bed support. (The smaller back table is still used as shown.)
- Much more room in the camper!
- Easier to set up the front as a bed. That heavy table is kind of hard to manage. (Pinches fingers, etc.)
- One of the slats will be left in position to form a low front shelf to hold items during the day at the front of the trailer.
- The pedestal table is MUCH more stable. I've spilled drinks more than once getting in and out of my seat.
- I always felt that the back table at the back dinette was too big as well. The smaller "lazy Susan" table is easier to get around and yet still holds drinks, laptops, etc.
- Added versatility. The larger table is still available if we think we will need it on any trips. (Right now it is stored in our house.)
- The extra slats can be store under the seat or at the nose of the cabin out of the way.
Jeweled Coral 4866
- The back table in the front dinette position is smaller. However, it works really well for 2 people.
- I had to install a floor mount in front dinette floor.
- Those raised pedestal floor mounts have a tendency to get in the way when the tables are stowed.
- The "lazy Susan" table is slightly too small and doesn't match the rest of the interior as well as we would like. It's actually a little too good for our "Rocko". I plan on making or buying another small rectangular table. My wife and I found a table laminate seems to match the existing installation is Wilsonart's Jeweled Coral pattern (4866).
We will do our first test camp with this configuration this weekend!