#1. I just got a Rialta (I'm the guy who posted on the old forum about getting a LeSharo... well, I upgraded). But the previous owner removed the pull-out table where you would put a laptop. I'm trying to make my own and wondered what the dimensions are (height, width, and depth both with and without the table actually pulled out). Apparently Winnebago no longer makes these. I've found a third-party option, but am worried it might be too big:(http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/oak-finish-wall-table/44376)
#2. I'm not a fan of the new forum layout. Maybe it's just because I'm a conservative, and I fear change. Or because of my fundamentalist religious convictions that tell me anything I don't understand is of the devil. I just feel more comfortable when things are arranged in categories and such. So, ultimately, it's probably more about my anal retentiveness. In any case, take it with a grain of salt.
Wow! Let's all compromise and say that was "absurdly amazing."
I'll take it.
If nothing else, it would at least give me a better idea how to build a custom one. Also, I probably won't even use the magazine rack part anyway. I'm actually trying to build a small bookshelf with spots for the electrical outlets anyway. So, if it's easier to ship, just the fold-out desk part is fine. The other part I may be able to paint it / put some stain on it and cover up the water damage.
Ironically, the one dimension I really wanted is the only one you omitted. Namely, the depth of the part that houses the desk when the desk is folded up. In other words, how much space does it take up between the wall and the edge of the chair if the chair is scooted forward. The 3rd-party product I was looking at is 7" thick, which I think may just barely be too big to be able to fit between the wall and the chair.
Also, if you guys have gotten rid of your desks, what are you using to put your laptops on? Custom build something, or just putting your laptops... on your laps (how odd!)
Hey, Beau, I do still have mine... but it's been sitting outside for a bit in Seattle so it has some water damage. It still works fine but doesn't look shiny brand new. Also the cupholder thing on the side, I punched a hole in the veneer with a crowbar as part of getting it removed, so you'd have to patch that. Or just leave it alone and not care. I don't know what your aesthetic standards are.
In any case, if you want it, it's yours for the price of shipping. :)
Otherwise, I've pasted a screenshot from my Rialta sketchup model of the original desk with a bunch of dimensions added in to help if you want to build your own or buy a third-party thing.
Message me on here or reply to this comment if you want to get in touch about my existing one. I moved it out under the porch so it'll dry out a bit. It basically looks alright, just a little weathered (and with a hole punched in the veneer.)
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Haha... that's probably the most detailed reply I've ever seen. The absurdity of sketching up the entire RV (I know... it's been extremely useful) still cracks me up.
You call it "absurd", I call it "being amazing." To-may-to, to-mah-to.
Here, Beau, I took a few shots of my old table now that it's daylight:
You can see the water damage and on the first shot the hole I punched in the veneer on the side thing. Like I said, it's definitely been sitting outside; this is not a sales pitch, but it's still quite functional and the laminate surface of the table itself is totally fine. If you don't take it, the transfer station gets it. But if you can put it to use I'd prefer that than it going in a landfill! Let me know.
I wasn't sure if he was talking about me or not. If anything, I figured that he was being sarcastic because I play somewhat deceptively.
"You know what I'm talking about, right?" He asked me.
"No, not really."
One of the things I'm intending doing this year is writing more about my travels, and my experiences as a disabled person, off-road driver and traveller.
I'm not sure how many of those there are out there who fit into all those categories, but I'm sure they're out there, and I'm one of them.
I'm not disabled to the point that I can't walk, so I'm lucky and grateful for that. But I'm disabled in that I can't lift anything heavy, and I can't do a lot of bending, and I can't stand or walk for longer than a few minutes without it causing me pain.
I know, I know - "You can stand?! And WALK?! LUXURY!"
All those with a disability are unique, and I'm fully aware that my own disability is a lot less significant than many other people's disabilities. However, I'm not here to compare my disability with anyone else's, but everyone with a disability knows that they are disabled, in whatever manner that might be, and their life is impacted by that to the point that they're simply unable to share many of the same experiences in life as those who aren't disabled.