Sunday, March 26, 2023


How many dinner plates do you keep in your RV?

If you own an RV, or have at least spent time in one, you know that kitchen storage is limited (very limited). Some newbie RVers will try and cram all their kitchen appliances and gadgets from their sticks and bricks home in their RVs, and will quickly learn that isn’t possible.

How many dinner plates do you keep in your RV? Enough for guests? Or just enough for you or you and your partner? Perhaps you only use paper or disposable plates, in which case, those don’t count.

Please tell us in the poll below. Thanks for voting!


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Jan Kuester
2 years ago

We keep place settings for 4

2 years ago

Have 6 plates, 4 bowls, 4 cups. If we have more we use paper

Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago

We have four plastic plates, several paper plates and bowls, and metal eating utensils. Nothing that can shatter if dropped.

Rory R
2 years ago

We have a 4 place setting of Corelle, if we have more than 2 guests, we go to paper plates, saves water and clean up.

Roy Davis
2 years ago

We have a Corelle dinnerware service for 8 in our RV that we’ve had for over30 years. We got it when we had our bunkhouse travel trailer and had a minimum of 3 kids with us. It’s just the 2 of us now so we should take some out, but we can go longer without running the dishwasher. Ya, we got one of those.

2 years ago

We started out with some lovely Corelle, but, after dropping a bowl in the stairwell and having it explode into many sharp shards, we switched to melamine, plus some similar Nordic ware plates that are microwaveable.

Gene Bjerke
2 years ago

There are only two of us but we have dishes and silver for three (I have no idea why we do it that way). Of course, we have four highball glasses for sociability.

Lois Johnson
2 years ago

What I keep is 2 sets of 4 each. We have a fifth

Wayne Caldwell
2 years ago

Four Correll and a stack of paper plates.

2 years ago

8 settings of Corelle. We rarely serve 8 but do use some of the extra plates and bowls for serving platters. We also have a nesting set of bowls that can be used for serving or storage and two large serving bowls for salads/pasta/mashed potato type of serving.

2 years ago

but lately we’ve been using Chinette “paper” plates.

2 years ago

We carry 4 settings of Correlle. these are used mainly for dinners. We also have a stack of quality paper plates and bowls for everything else that doesn’t require using a sharp knife, sandwiches, etc.
I would love to carry only melamine, but they cannot be used in a microwave.

James LaGasse
2 years ago

We keep a mixture of paper goods and regular plates, cups and bowls, when traveling straight through paper is easier but once settled for a while we use regular plates.

2 years ago

Ceramic complete set of 8. Never had a issue.

Kurt Shoemaker Sr
2 years ago

Four plastic plates, four plastic bowls…only because sometimes the two grandkids come along.

Bob Love
2 years ago

We have 6, all plastic micro-safe – 2 slightly smaller, 4 larger, all somewhat deep. Either size can go upside-down on top of the other as spatter-guard in micro, and can stack two meals at a time as well. Substitute bowls for tall meals.

2 years ago

We are big-time foodies. 8 place settings of Corelle. Plus assorted bowls, small & large (for pasta).

2 years ago

You’ll find a set of 6 Corella (dinner, sandwich & bowls) in our RV. They’re lightweight and durable and have been through three RVs with us. Paper plates are used on occasion, but the Corella are easy to wash and store.

Last edited 2 years ago by LiVan_Life
Jeffrey Myers
2 years ago

When first bought rv, got set of dishes for 8. Too many and too heavy! Replaced with plastic set for 4. Much better. And daughter got the first set.

2 years ago

We like to use our melamine plates. We have a set of 10, handy to use and easy to clean, as well as serving off of them as a platter. We only use paper for no-cook meals, like sandwiches & chips. We try very hard to ( LEAVE NO TRACE ) and will not even burn paper plates. 😉

Simon & Parker
2 years ago
Reply to  Einar

We looked at the melamine, but decided against them since they can’t go in the microwave. womp womp. 🙁 We got some clearance Corelle.

We also got 8″ plates instead of proper dinner plates. They are easier to clean and store….and who needs 10″ worth of food anyway?

2 years ago
Reply to  Simon & Parker

I agree with you on 8″ plates for meals. Simple way to cut back on too large serving. Besides, you can always have seconds.
Paper with frizzbes for support in our coach.

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