View Poll Results: Outside kitchen- like it or hate it?
Do you like the idea of an outside kitchen? 211 57.49%
Don't want an outside kitchen 82 22.34%
Don't care either way 74 20.16%
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #51
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We got the PT Tracer 230FBS last month and the outdoor kitchen was a big reason the wife agreed to buying a TT. She cooks all the time and even gives cooking lessons once in a while, she rarely wants to go out for meals. Most of what she cooks is very spicy and has robust aromas so the outdoor kitchen is ideal for us.

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Old 07-15-2011, 02:17 PM   #52
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Depending on your RV style outside kitchens can be valuable. In my case I wouldn't use it but then I camp solo and one kitchen is enough for me. Besides I really don't like to cook to start with either.

Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 07-15-2011, 03:15 PM   #53
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wish our motorhome had one
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:51 PM   #54
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Just picked up our 365saq two weeks ago, and we are( as I'm typing this) on our maiden voyage with it. So far, my wife loves the outside kitchen. We've received a lot of nice compliments on it too. The only complaint is the height of the opening from the ground level - but then my wife is vertically challenged I built her a 6" high platform out of treated lumber (6 x 4 area made up of four 2 x 3 sections for easy transporting in the back of the pickup)' and she'p says it's just right for her now. Having the back bathroom works out great for the grandkids - keeping the traffic out of the main area of trailer, and keeping the A/C loss to a minimum with them going in and out.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #55
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I voted I don't want, but that is the type of camping I do. Besides the cost of the addition the other thing I don't like is the loss of space or storage.

On the other hand if you are tailgater or the like then maybe its ok for you.

Just don't let the government tell you to have one!!!
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #56
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Food is such an important part of everyone's life. Cooking is always an adventure and coupled with RVing, it just doesn't get any better. Most campers/RVs don't have enough "kitchen space" in them for my preference. Therefore, I have kluged together my own outdoor kitchen (campchef 3 burner stove w/bbq box, kitchen table/workstation w/utensil rack and paper tower holder, tackle box full of spices). I put the whole thing under a EZ-up canopy and that's my kitchen. I'll cook indoors if need be, but there's nothing like the smell of bacon and fried potatoes in the morning wafting through the campground. When the weather doesn't fight me, I'll cook over the campfire.
Short answer: Yes, I love an outdoor kitchen.

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:24 PM   #57
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I'm also vertically challenged. I use a small step step stool to reach the top shelf of the cabinet. Other than that, I can reach everything. We have TONS of storage in our unit even with our outside kitchen.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:38 PM   #58
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I have a lacrosse 318 with an outside kitchen and the outside kitchen is what sold me on the camper..... my wife died unexpectedly in jan and I have four kids that love to go camping. The outside kitchen keeps so much dirt outside! Everytime a kid wants a drink they just get it from the outside kitchen. For my situation ....its perfect!
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #59
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I like BBQ so outdoor kitchen is useless to me. I do everything on the grill. Meat, Corn, Potatoes, beans, etc. Kitchens are no place for a man

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:47 PM   #60
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Love the extra storage in cabinets
Love the extra room in the fridge
Wished I would have realized I had two LP connections so I could use the grill and stove instead of bringing out an electric skillet and blowing the service breaker
Wish there was a folding step somewhere because with my wife being 5'1" the counter, cabinets, stove, and fridge are all too high for her

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