A Tyre Table (or Tire Table as they call them in the US) is a collapsible, portable and compact table that attaches to the wheel of your van, it folds flat for storage and provides an excellent flat outdoor surface for cooking or just as a table.
Currently in the UK there are three offerings in this space, I have listed each one with a short description and a link to their shop.
UAO Tyre Table
The (Urban Ark Overland) UAO tyre table is the new kid on the block in UK Tyre Table sales. UAO was one of the original promoters of the Tailgater Tire Table which he imported from the US. Since using that, he has developed a new table which is made of aluminium and has addressed some of the issues with the original design.
It is the most expense Tyre Table available in the UK but arguably the best built?
With an introductory price of £325, available from here:
UAO Tyre Table Review
Whilst I don’t currently own the UAO Tyre Table, from looking at the online reviews it is certainly the best made table, with sleek aluminium powder coated in black, you just need to decide if you want a premium product – or are you happier with a cheaper product.
Tailgater Tire Table UK
The original Tire Table (as they say in the US) was only available to purchase from the US. It’s now available direct from OX Overland.
Available to purchase either in Steel or Aluminium.
Currently the cheapest Tyre Table available now in the UK
Steel is £155 and Aluminium is £180
Available from OX Overland
Mule Vans Tyre Table
The Mule Vans tyre table is just a bit more expensive that Tailgater coming in at £199.95 which also has to include VAT as well, and with shipping in the UK is coming in around £250.
If you know Mule Vans you know they make high quality Aluminium powdered coated products for your van including, tyre carriers, roof racks etc.
Hand Made in the North of England
Available from Mule Vans – https://mulevans.co.uk/products/mule-tyre-table
Aluminium Tyre Table or Steel?
First question you need to ask is do you want steel or Aluminium? If weight is a concern the steel table is about twice the weight of the aluminium version. The Tailgater table is available in Steel or Aluminium whilst the Mule and UAO table are only available in Aluminium.
Best Tyre Table
So which is the best Tyre Table?
The video above show the UAO tyre table and also the Tailgater table which he still owns and used before he created his own.
All three tables provide you with a stable flat surface to to use outside your can, they are all about the same size. In terms of strength the UAO table is the only one where the creator has filmed himself standing on the table, (which he does not recommend but it does hold his weight)
So, it all depends what you want?
If you want a steel tyre table with a solid metal mesh and the cheapest offering in the UK, then get the Tailgater.
If you want a Tyre table built by a solid manufacturer of Aluminium Van Parts in the UK then get the Mule Vans Tyre table.
Or if you want the latest offering and the most expensive the UAO is for you.
They all do the same thing, look pretty much the same and all fold up and can be stored flat in your van.