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Old 07-09-2018, 09:56 PM   #1
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cutting board for the top of sink

we have a 2011 rockwood minilite 2502s and it has a double sink and a stove to the side. there is no counter space at all and when cooking it would be nice to have a cutting board or at least a cover for the sink. i have thought about making one but i sure would like one that fit right.any suggestions or do i buy a piece of maple and charge forward. thanks
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:10 PM   #2
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we have a 2011 rockwood minilite 2502s and it has a double sink and a stove to the side. there is no counter space at all and when cooking it would be nice to have a cutting board or at least a cover for the sink. i have thought about making one but i sure would like one that fit right.any suggestions or do i buy a piece of maple and charge forward. thanks

the link below is an idea I posted about three years ago, ... it might be helpful in providing the work space you need, ... DW still loves it today, ...


just a small idea
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:16 PM   #3
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thanks for the tip. it looks like that may be a good alternative. we use the sink a lot too.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:06 PM   #4
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Since our Sprinter doesnít have a glass cover over the stove burners, we got a cutting board at IKEA and I glued and stapled short pieces of 3/4Ē quarter round on the bottom hold it in place on the grate over the burners. Itís easily removed when using the burners. DW likes to use the electric skillet on it.

Iíll try to get some pictures after my nap.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:07 PM   #5
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Sink top cutting board

We bought one of those half-inch thick poly cutting boards at Walmart and cut it to size to fit the sink. Works like a charm. The material is easily worked with regular woodworking tools (saw, drill, file, sandpaper). And it's waterproof.

To start, make a template with stiff cardboard or quarter-inch plywood. Find a small bowl or glass in your kitchen which has the same circumference as the corners of your sink and use it to draw the round corners on your cover (this was easier for me than using a compass). Use a hole saw to cut a finger hole for easy lifting. For a double sink, cut your board in half so you can use one side of the sink while using the other side for extra work surface.
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We bought one of those half-inch thick poly cutting boards at Walmart and cut it to size to fit the sink. Works like a charm. The material is easily worked with regular woodworking tools (saw, drill, file, sandpaper). And it's waterproof.

To start, make a template with stiff cardboard or quarter-inch plywood. Find a small bowl or glass in your kitchen which has the same circumference as the corners of your sink and use it to draw the round corners on your cover (this was easier for me than using a compass). Use a hole saw to cut a finger hole for easy lifting. For a double sink, cut your board in half so you can use one side of the sink while using the5 other side for extra work surface.
We have an island sink. I like the poly idea, easy to clean. I use one side for cutting and the other side kept unmarked for serving with company. I have sink covers, however the surface seems to scratch easily, so when cooking, I cover it up with a board. I also use a large wooden cutting board on my stove top when using my electic skillet if stove is not in use.
Remember to think lightweight on your cutting boards and easy cleanup!
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #7
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My 2016 Coachmen did not come with insert for the sink. What I did was to make a template (under the counter sink) of the cutout size and take to a plastic supply and have them make me a insert out of cutting board material. Helps when you have a small counter top.

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https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Sink-Ma.../dp/B000EDUUGM

We use this. Works great. Adjustable to fit any sink size and can be easily switched from one side of the sink to the other. The rubber feet makes it easy to also use as a cutting board on the table or outside on the picnic table.

You adjust the rubber feet to fit just inside of your sink so that it won't slide around. You only need to be careful not to over-tighten the rubber feet or you'll break out the bottom of the board. (don't ask me how I know that )

Available everywhere - - - Amazon - Walmart - eTrailer - Camping World - your local RV dealers store (that's where I got mine - - - and it didn't have a company logal imprinted on it).

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #9
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Our 2012 micro lite came with a "plastic" insert for the sink to be used as extra counter space
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:19 PM   #10
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My Grey Wolf (1 bowl stainless undermount) came with a sink cover (that matched / sat flush with the countertop). But at my PDI, the woman who went over the trailer with me said "and you're not supposed to travel with these in place", and put it under my dinette seat cushion - where it's been ever since.

Out of sight, out of mind, I guess... sigh.

Re: the poster who showed their cover and said 'cut it in half if you have a divided sink' - I'd cut it in half even with an undivided one. Nice solution, btw.
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