RV Dinette tables that turn into beds may not be the most comfortable, but they are convenient because they provide you a place to sleep and eat, which maximizes the space of your RV. If you are looking to upgrade or replace your dinette table top, it’s important to know its dimensions.
So, what size exactly is an RV dinette table?
Most RV dinette tables are 38″ to 44″ long x 30″ wide. Make sure to verify the proper size for your style of dinette which can be U-shaped, L-shaped or booth style.
It’s important to research your individual RV to confirm that your dinette is within this range before doing any renovations, though. To learn more about the average size of a dinette bed and how you can make the most of the space, keep reading.
This article takes a close look at the average size of an RV dinette table and gives you some tips for making it more comfortable.
Average Size of an RV Dinette Table
RV dinettes can come in many sizes. Ultimately, your RV model and its size will determine the size of the RV dinette table. That being said, most RV dinettes are about the same size. On average, a dinette table is 30 to 32 inches high or 2.5 feet high. As for depth, most dinette tables are 40 to 50 inches or 3.3 to 4 feet deep.
The length of the table varies a lot. The length of the dinette can be up to 80 inches or 6.6 feet long. Some dinettes are only 66 inches long, making them exactly 5.5 feet long. As you might imagine, this length is too short for many adults. In this respect, the length of the dinette table is normally what makes sleeping on these tables so uncomfortable.
How Many Adults Can Fit at an RV Dinette Table?
How do these dimensions relate to how many people can sleep on a dinette table? A dinette is normally big enough for one adult or one or two children. Two adults can sometimes sleep on a dinette, but it’s important to get super comfy with one another because you will definitely be cuddling. Eating at a dinette is a lot more enjoyable.
If you are comfortable getting close with your RV mates, four people can normally eat at a dinette at a time.
How Big Are RV Dinette Table Cushions?
As you probably figured, the size of your dinette cushions ultimately depends on the size of your dinette. The larger your dinette is, the larger the cushions will be. Most dinette cushions are about 22 inches by 30 inches per seat. The backrest is normally 12 inches by 38 inches. In many RVs, these cushions will only be 4 to 6 inches deep, which is not a lot of padding for comfort.
More expensive RVs will typically have thicker cushions. These thicker cushions often correlate to higher quality RVs which are more expensive overall.
How to Make Your RV Dinette More Comfortable
If you are researching dinette sizes, you are likely looking for DIY ways to make the dinette more comfortable for sitting and sleeping. If that’s the boat you’re in, we don’t blame you. Though you can’t do a lot to make the dinette larger, you can make it more comfortable in ways of padding. Here are some tips for making your RV dinette more comfortable:
If you have a pretty large budget and love DIY tasks, there are ways that you can customize the dinette so it is more comfortable and useful for your needs. Look online for individuals who have built their own dinette bed. These people will provide you with inspiration so you can customize your bed to make it more comfortable for your needs.
2. Buy New Padding
If you have a dinette with minimal padding, sitting while you eat is uncomfortable. Even more uncomfortable is laying on the dinette to sleep. One way that you can fix this problem is by buying new padding and installing it on the dinette cushions. If you buy new padding, make sure to measure the current padding you have.
Although our ranges can give you an estimate of what sizes to look for, it’s always best to measure your current cushions so you can get the exact size you need.
3. Add Foam
If you don’t have the budget to buy whole new padding for your dinette cushions, you could always create foam layers that you lay down whenever you are sleeping. Something as simple as a thin layer of egg carton cushion can make the bed so much more comfortable.
4. Focus on Blankets and Pillows
Even if you use the two methods above, you still want to focus your attention on blankets and pillows. Selecting extra comfortable blankets and pillows will make the entire bed feel more comfortable. Make sure that the blankets and pillows you select are comfortable but also don’t make the bed feel too cramped.
5. Remove the Bed
If you can’t seem to make your dinette table comfortable or usable, you always have the option to remove it entirely. This task will take a lot of money and work, but it may be worth it if you find the dinette to be an annoyance on a regular basis. Removing the bed will provide you more space to add a new living situation that you may use more enjoyably.
Once again, most dinette beds are 30 to 32 inches high, 40 to 50 inches deep, and up to 80 inches long, though many beds are shorter than that. The cushion size of your dinette will ultimately depend on the size of the dinette itself. If you are interested in learning about your dinette dimensions because you are looking for ways to make it more comfortable, we recommend enhancing the cushioning.
You can select new padding entirely, or you can simply add foam and more comfortable blankets and pillows. For those with a more unlimited budget, you can always customize your dinette bed or take it out entirely. These methods will take a lot more work, but they’re guaranteed to get you the results you want.
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Erick is a freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast. Growing up in Nairobi Kenya and now calling Glasgow, United Kingdom home. Sipping on homemade spiced swahili tea and enjoying a good book is his idea of bliss.