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7 Space-Saving RV Dining Booth Mods

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Every inch of storage space counts in an RV.  Here are some ways to maximize the use of your dining booth.

1. Dining Booth Converted to Office Work Space

For many digital nomads, working on the road is the only way they can afford to travel. A dining booth table can make a great makeshift office.

Photo Credit: Heath & Alyssa

Many RVers opt to remove the dinette booth table and benches completely, like in the RV below, to make room for a desk and chair.

Photo Credit: Thrystan Tate

2. Side Access Doors Added to Dinette Bench

Photo Credit: Wayland Ventures

The storage area under the bench can be accessed even while someone is sitting on it with this RVer’s modification. They even replaced the other side of the dinette with storage ottomans for extra storage space.

Another RVer who added a hinge to his dining booth bench found a laundry basket that perfectly fits underneath.

Laundry basket under dining booth
by Joe Bryan

3. Drawers Added to Dining Booth Benches

RVer Stacy had her husband add drawers to allow easy access to the space under their dinette benches.

RV dining booth drawers
by Stacy via

Adding file folder rails makes a booth drawer the perfect place to store documents or homeschool supplies.

RV dining booth with file folder drawer
by Candace Agnew

4. Cat Door Added for Litter Box Access

By cutting a hole and adding a curtain or cat door, a cat’s litter box can be hidden inside. If you have access to the area underneath the bench from outside the RV, cleaning the box is even easier.

cat door in RV dining booth
by WxToad via

5. Dining Booth Converted to Pet Crates

This mod provides a safe place for pets to ride while this motorhome is in motion.

Photo Credit: Kristen P.

While it isn’t considered safe for pets to travel inside a towable RV, even in a trailer this mod would make a wonderful sleeping spot for kennel trained dogs.  Read here about one RVer’s experience implementing this idea.

6. Extra Drawer Space

Available at some Camping World locations or on Amazon, these drawers attach to the bottom of a dining booth table to make a convenient place for storing silverware or office supplies.

7. Bench Reconfiguration

The Pope Family saved space in their RV by removing their dinette table and moving the benches into an “L” shape.  A small table (perhaps one that could be folded and hidden away when not in use) could make this arrangement still usable for eating.

travel trailer booth reconfiguration
by the Pope Family

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  1. I love the idea of adding drawers to the side of the dinette! We live in our RV full time and I plan on doing this sometime to ours, since we use the dinette for storage but it’s a pain to access things using the bord under the cushion.

  2. I’m looking forward to your emails. My biggest issue with RV’s is the “DINING BOOTHS”, I detest them! Any MOD’s regarding this subject would be greatly appreciated!! THANK YOU

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