It doesn’t take too many meals cooked in your RV before the realization that you could use more countertop space. Anything more than a sandwich can cause quite a logistical nightmare. If you are looking for a low cost way to build out more space, then perhaps you should consider a RV countertop extension. We have a great example from Sportech at the IRV2 forums. He took a leftover piece of Corian and created a very useful addition of space using a RV countertop extension.
RV Countertop Extension Mod Photos
First a hole was cut for the RV countertop extension which could prove to be a difficult task without a steady hand. Then slides were built from wood inside the cabinet to house and support the RV countertop extension. Other materials could be used such as butchers block or laminate top. Corian tends to be a very durable option and can be worked with same tools as wood.
When looking at the design it is easy to see there could be some modifications to the installation depending on how you may use your RV countertop extension. Heavy duty drawer slides could be built in to accommodate heavier loads and longer extensions.
In some RV’s there isn’t ample space for a mod like this. They may however have a drawer that they could mount and inlay a piece of butchers block (or any rigid surface) into the drawer on fold up hinges to provide for extra space as well. See the mock-up drawing below from our own Danny D for an idea of the alternative design concept.
RV Countertop Extension – Drawer Mod Example
Alternatively, several of the folks here at DoItYourselfRV have similar setups with a fold-down RV countertop extension using a folding shelf bracket. After seeing this we actually think that if there is enough room, both could be useful. What kind of things do you use to gain extra countertop space?