When an RV is heavily used, the damage to items in the RV is nothing short of inevitable.
And one of the items or parts that has a significant chance of getting damaged as people move around it in such a confined space, is the dining table.
But the good thing about it is that not only is the dining table easily replaceable, but you have a wide range of options to choose from when replacing it.
In this article, we’ll quickly go over points to consider when choosing a new table for your RV before sharing with you some great ideas for replacing your RV table, complete with the links you need to buy them, in the event that you like the sound of it enough to take a closer look.
(Please feel free to scroll ahead to any section that jumps out at you.)
And without further ado, let’s get rollin’.
Things To Consider When Looking For An RV Table
The Size Of The Table
Even when you have a relatively large RV, it’s nice to have a table that doesn’t take up too much space.
People need to be able to get around the table comfortably.
You also need to consider how you’re going to get the table into the RV.
This means that if it arrives already assembled, then you will have to be able to get it through the RV’s door.
Alternatively, you could choose a table that requires some assembly and proceed to assemble it inside.
The Weight Of The Table
The weightier your table, the weightier your RV will be, and in turn the more gas you will use driving it.
The weight is also something to consider when it comes to installing it or unfolding it.
RV Table Ideas
A fixed table can be considered a permanent solution, and this can be a great option for larger RVs where a permanent fixture is less likely to be a nuisance.
Of course, on the flip side, this means that it can’t ever be moved if it ever feels like it’s getting in the way.
The great thing about pedestal tables is that you don’t have to worry about pesky table legs when you’re getting in and out of the seats.
What’s more, with a pedestal table, you simply buy the leg, then attach whatever tabletop takes your fancy.
We don’t know about you, but we just love the idea of a bench-style stable along an RV window, where you can sit down together and enjoy the view.
Some bench bars can be folded down against the wall, which is an excellent space saver.
Adjustable RV Table
Having a fixed table leg does not necessarily mean that the tabletop has to remain in one place – how about a table that can be swiveled around in different directions? Could come in handy.
The advantage of having movable tables is obvious.
You have it in one place when you want it there, and in another place when you don’t want it there.
There are a wide range of options of moving tables that you can choose from for your RV, for just about any decor.
Simply choose whichever one you like the look of (provided that it fits, of course).
Skinny Free Standing Table
The most common form of movable freestanding tables used in RVs are skinny ones, since they take up a minimum of space.
We’re sure you’ll agree, foldable tables are the epitome of convenience. Need it? Then unfold it open.
Don’t need it? Then leave it unfolded, stowed away, taking up minimal space.
The picture above is but one example of a nice folding table for an RV.
There are a great many more out there for you to choose from in many different colors and styles.
Foldable camping tables can also make great tables for an RV!
Fold-Down From The Wall Table
Doesn’t this look great? I bet you’re picturing something of this sort in your RV already.
It serves as a handy shelving unit on the RV wall when you don’t need a table, and when you do need a table, it’s just a twist of the lock, and you can bring it gently down into position, whether it’s for meal time or anything else.
Extendable tables are great for when you want one size of table some of the time, but would like to have a larger table at your disposal every so often.
DIY Expandable Table
If you don’t see a table that you like for your RV on any of the big online retail sites, then why not consider a DIY one?
That way, you can create the perfect customized table, tailored and personalized to your taste and the space you have in your RV.
There’s no need to be intimidated by the idea of making your very own expandable or folding table for your RV.
If you head over to YouTube, you can find plenty of video content that will show you how to make such a table, step by step.
And that’s a wrap, people. As you can see, there are some really great types and options out there that you can choose from.
And just to remind you, you need to think about: where you want it, the size relative to the space, the installation, and the weight.
Thanks for reading!
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