There is one place in the rear of our van, a cabinetry bulkhead, that was fit to receive this second mount. It looked like this:
|It's mostly a void space the frame of which doubles as a jack-knife couch support.|
|Trig! I got to do trig! I haven't been this excited since I had to solve two equations with two unknowns on one of my client's waste disposal cost matrices.|
|Here's the view from above down into that space. My bad for not vacuuming out the dog hair prior to taking the pic.|
|And this. It's a tight space behind there, so I fit the cardboard first, then chopped up the plywood backing plate that came with the extra receiver.|
|Action shot - screw holes being drilled in the upper metal plate.|
|Post cutting and drilling, pre-painting.|
|The three pieces coated and drying in the subtropical sun.|
|View from above. We used L-brackets for redundant strengthening.|
|There's the top plate. It's black like the frame of the Atwood jack-knife couch. We did have to remove the bottom half of the couch to make installation of this plate easier, but that's pretty easy - just four bolts.|
|View from above with the couch down. There's little risk of hitting the block because it does not protrude beyond the couch edge. It sticks out just enough for the vertical support to clear the edge of the couch.|
|There's the vertical member, sans table top.|
Now you have to endure a bunch of money shots showing the range of motion with the table in this location.
It's really convenient to have a one-piece table that swivels completely out of the aisle when needed. Initially I wasn't sure if I was going to use that second receiver, but I'm glad I ordered it.
|Footloose and cup-free. Fancy, too.|