It’s time to get the Jeep ready for another season of adventure. The first thing on the agenda was to add a tailgate table to help with food prep and organization.
I knew that the tailgate tables you purchase were priced out of my budget so I searched for DIY to see what others had done. theksmith documented his DIY table build complete with detailed dimensions and parts list in a forum post. It looked perfect for our needs so I decided to use what material I had on hand to build one. The only thing I really had to order was the hinges.
The kitchen we had in the Jeep functioned great on our TransAmerica Trail adventure last fall but it needed a few tweaks. It was a bit too wide to slide in and out of the Jeep easily. Once in it was fine but it had to be turned sideways to put in and out and we wanted to make it easier to pull out so we trimmed the width by an inch. We also didn’t paint it originally so we painted the entire thing gloss black to blend in and to add some protection.