The most comfortable seat in our van is our rotating passenger seat. So, naturally, we enjoy working from this spot. To work from this seat, we had to get creative on how to setup a table. It turns out our collapsible table works nicely here in an L-shaped configuration with the couch and takes up less room than if it is setup in front of the couch.
There are two ways that the table can be setup:
- Sliding Door Open: Our preferred way, is to have the door open and have one set of the legs (partially extended to the medium height) rest on the frame of the van and the other set on the couch. To secure the legs of the table to the van, we use the webbing strap that holds the table in its storage area while we are driving (see photo below). This works out for the table to be perfectly level and gives a really nice view out the sliding door.
- Sliding Door Closed: If the weather is bad out or it’s cold, we can still setup the table with the sliding door closed, but it is not quite as level. The table is setup similarly to when the door is open, but more of it is resting on the couch and the legs closest to the door are set on the low height, with the feet resting on our bed support block.
To access the back of the van, we exit through the passenger door and enter the back of the van through the sliding door.
Our mobile office setup working somewhere along the coast in Northern California.