ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Camping Tables For RVs, Travel Trailers, Class Cs or 5th Wheels

Updated on October 5, 2014

Camping Tables - May Not Be A Necessity But Are A Nice Camping Accessory.

I just bought a new 2013 Shadow Cruiser travel trailer (which is, as I type this, in the shop - that's another article - sigh) and was thrilled to be given a great camping table as a camper warming present. Since I got it, it's become a staple when setting up my outdoor living room.

Outdoor camping tables are useful for about everything. One of my quandaries was what to do with a hot pot coming off the campfire. I didn't want to put it on the ground as I have a bunch of dogs who come camping with me and, after a few cocktails, I certainly didn't want to trip over the thing. So, my camping table was put to good use as my portable table is made of lightweight aluminum and the perfect place to park a hot pot.

In this Squidoo article, I'll show you a nice selection of camping tables that any RV owner would love. What a wonderful Christmas, birthday, or - even better - Memorial Day present. Just the right way to start off the camping season for a summer full of fun.

Photo credit: All photos on Camping Tables for RVs were taken by me with the exception of items I've spotlighted for sale on In fact, that gorgeous man there above is my better half, John. You can't see the camping table right now as it's set up between our camping chairs, but it was holding a few cocktails after a busy day of relaxing.

By the way, here's another article you might like about camping. It's about my Camco Little Red Camp Fire - I love this thing! The Camco Little Red Camp Fire - Perfect For When Real Fires Aren't Allowed.

Come visit my own website -

I've become so good at finding the very best travel trailer necessities that I started my own website:

I also have another website you might be interested in. That one is: because RVs are just boats on land! There's a lot of good gifts that work for both environments.

camping tables and camp stoves
camping tables and camp stoves
Coleman Pack-Away 4-in-1 Adjustable Height Folding Camping Table
Coleman Pack-Away 4-in-1 Adjustable Height Folding Camping Table

This is actually a set of 2 folding camping tables. You can set them end to end to create a longer, banquet table, use them separately as side tables or create a square configuration with the 2 tables.


Our Camping Table Was With Us On Our First Journey Home....

....And We Put It To Good Use.

The very long route that you see above is the route we took in the new travel trailer from Tucson, AZ (where I bought the camper) to Maryland, where we reside. All along that path, we toted our wonderful portable camping table; it held, in no particular order (or maybe so...):

1. Cocktails

2. Dinner

3. Lanterns in the evening or bug candles

4. A hot pot or two

In the past, we've used large logs to perch such items as above but, with the gift of my camping table? We raised the word 'camping' to a new level.

I own the Coleman 4-in-1 camping table to the right there. It's saved us many times when we didn't have a picnic table at the campsite. It's incredibly versatile and lightweight also - something RVers love.

World Outdoor Products Original QUATRO FOUR Six Person Lightweight Aluminum Adjustable Portable Folding Table.
World Outdoor Products Original QUATRO FOUR Six Person Lightweight Aluminum Adjustable Portable Folding Table.

This lightweight camping table is perfect for boating, RVing, tailgating or picnicking. This folding table can also be configured so it's shorter (coffee table height) or full size (counter height).


Side Tables Are A Nice Additional To An Outdoor Living Room

I actually lucked across two of those camping tables (in the pic on the right) at Costco one day, and, the added benefit were they were cheap. They're easy to put together (ie, even I can do it) and they're perfectly fine for holding an afternoon happy hour drink and a small plate.

Mine are canvas like the amazon item above. I like that they're very lightweight, but they're not the sturdiest camping tables ever.

Update: within a month, I yearned for heavier duty camping side tables and succeeded by purchasing the GSI Outdoor Macro Table you see there below.

Click the link in the text to the left there to see more information about this camping side table.
Click the link in the text to the left there to see more information about this camping side table.

Serving a Picnic? I Got Ya Covered.

Stansport Heavy Duty Picnic Table and Bench Set
Stansport Heavy Duty Picnic Table and Bench Set

Most of the campsites that we stayed in on our first trip in the camper had some sort of table, but none as nice as this heavy duty picnic table. Beware though, if your RV needs a lighter load, this might not be the table for you as it weighs in at 43 lbs.


A Few Nice Camping Chairs Can Complete The Scene

Everyone who has owned a camper will tell you that a good camping chair is paramount to comfort on camping trips. And, since I own an RV, I'm now an expert on comfy chairs.

I have the La Fuma chairs (anti gravity camping chairs) below and simply love them. I also have a few of the padded chairs like those below for variety. And, to top it off, I love my portable hammock.

Bliss Hammocks BH-805C Foldable Hammock and Stand with Canopy
Bliss Hammocks BH-805C Foldable Hammock and Stand with Canopy

The only thing missing from this folding hammock is a place to put that cold beer....


Camping Chairs With Attached Tables - Kill Two Birds With One Stone.

The below camping chairs have their own portable camping tables built right in. The tables are just the right size to hold a cold beverage and a nice snack, like s'mores (yes, they count as a snack) or, ok, cheese and crackers.

Note: it isn't said without a bit of bitterness that these camping chairs and tables are all right-handed. What about the other 10% of us???

ONIVA - a Picnic Time brand Portable Folding Sports Chair, Navy
ONIVA - a Picnic Time brand Portable Folding Sports Chair, Navy

This sturdy camping chair holds anyone up to 300 lbs and their cocktail too on the attached table. There's also a thousand pockets (ok, a slight exaggeration) so that you can stash your suntan lotion, sunglasses, and even a snack or two.


A Portable Travel Bar Is Another Necessity - At Least, In Our Book!

tables for camping
tables for camping

John and I take our travel bar along on all of our trips, camping or not. But, in the travel trailer, being able to store a few bottles of hootch in a secure environment makes for a much nicer evening than having to clean up bottles broken in transit (voice of experience here). In fact, we love our portable bar so much, I wrote a couple of articles about it. Here 'tis:

Top 15 Travel Bars For Those On The Go
John and I have a travel bar set and love to tote it along on our car trips (it's too difficult to take on flights these days) - no, we don't use it while drivi...

Travel Bar Accessories
Travel bars are all the rage in this day and age of martinis, manhattans (my preferred poison), or any cocktail you can imagine. I make the best manhattan aroun...

Please leave me comments so I know you dropped by my little slice of the internet. Thanks in advance.

Do you enjoy camping? - Like giving comments?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      9 months ago

      We are looking at RV's and you tips are great. Makes me want to get going.

    • gottaloveit2 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 months ago

      Thanks, Caryn. I appreciate your kind words.

    • profile image


      10 months ago

      Loved reading all your tips!

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      If we had one of those nifty bar sets, I'd enjoy it even more.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)