I am not a fan of white plastic "Formica" look-alike materials in furniture, though RVs made of white plastic are the best. Too many RV manufacturers use particle board for interior woodwork; its cheap, looks like junk, doesn't hold fasteners well, is cheap, is very heavy, is ugly in its natural state, and did I say cheap. Particle board is made sawdust bound together with copious amounts inexpensive adhesive usually covered with some form of vinyl to hide it. All that said it comes in large cheap sheets and industrial automated manufacture is very easy and quick. I don't like it.
So I chose to replace our Scamp's dinette table with a somewhat more natural product, veneer core red oak plywood. I paid $32.00 for a 4 x 4 by 3/4 sheet at Menards. Like particle board it comes in large flat sheets, is easy to work with, and while not as cheap as particle board is still on the inexpensive side. Also its quite beautiful with no more than a clear polyurethane finish. This combination also allows much easier repair after a decade or two of use than vinyl covered particle board with its vinyl edgebanding.
A not insignificant benefit it that plywood is about 60% the weight
of particle board. Our Scamp
is now 20 pounds lighter.
I have attached a cell phone picture to show the new table.
Happy camping. John