Last updated: 5 Jun 2021
The most important RV table is the kitchen table. Besides being used for eating, it also becomes a desk, hobby table, project table, and workbench. Often this table is fastened to a wall and includes a leaf which is useful when having company for dinner. Our table is 28″ wide, 34″ long with a 10″ leaf, for a total length of 44″. It’s made of wood with an oak veneer matching the rest of the interior. We are starting to see kitchen tables with solid surface tops such as Corian or granite.
A key decision when ordering an RV is whether to choose a booth dinette or a freestanding dinette. The table is the same for both, it’s the chair/seating situation that is different and it’s a tough choice. With the bench, you get large storage drawers underneath each bench. These can be very handy, especially in RVs with insufficient kitchen cabinet space. The downside is that these bench seats can be hard to squeeze into for large people and may not provide elbow room width-wise for 2 adjacent
The freestanding dinettes give you 4 movable chairs and the flexibility that goes with it. Chairs can even be brought into the living room if you have a larger gathering. In our RV, 2 chairs solid, non-folding, and 2 are folding and kept under the bed when not in use. The downside of freestanding is the loss of those 2 under-the-bench storage drawers. We opted for freestanding.
Wall RV Table
Our motorhome also came with a 16″ x 27″ fold-up table in the living room, by the recliner. It folds flat against the wall when not in use and lifts and locks in place when needed. It includes 2 cup holders. This one has become the computer desk.
Custom RV Tables
While visiting Quartzsite, AZ in 2018, we found a company that makes unique tables called Spiderlegs. These clever tablets use patented hinges which allow them to collapse for travel. They come in square, rectangle, octagon, and square shapes, in a variety of heights and wood finishes. RVers use them for desks, laptops, TV tables, coffee, cards, puzzles, and games. We bought the Hand Crafted TV Table and have been very happy with it.