Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
JEN
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 72
Outside Kitchens

Just wondering if anyone with the outside kitchens have had any issues with dampness in the laminate countertop?
__________________

__________________

2005 Ford F150 Lariat V8 5.4L
2011 Rockwood 2702SS
JEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
Member
 
MPI_Mallard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: McGregor,Ontario/St.Cloud Florida
Posts: 30
We just looked at some trailers at our local rv show last weekend with outdoor kitchens and i gotta' say i'm not impressed. Without really knowing how they fabricate the laminate tops [the sales rep didn't know either] i can only assume they follow industry standards,3/4" indust. grade particle board with plastic laminate adheared with spray-on contact cement wich in my opinion as a master carpenter/cabinet maker would totally unsuited for out-door use. In addition i was surprised how some manufacturers set the hight of the flip-up door at 6'! I can only assume that this feature will go the way of the dodo bird and one has to wonder how much energy went into such a dumb idea.
__________________

__________________
MPI_Mallard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
cheese53073's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 125
MPI Mallard, I'm sorry you feel that way. I happen to enjoy the concept. When we are camping most of our time is spent outdoors whether the weather cooperates or not. The added convenience and ease of acces to our beverages is what drew us to purcashe our unit.
While you have trade experience you are basing you assumptions on little knowledge of the actual product. This can be a very slippery slope. I would think that these counter tops would be made in a similar fashion to the counters inside the units. these weather the seasons quite well and are used in similar environmental conditions as the units are not conditioned year round.
__________________
cheese53073 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,381
Well, what have we here. Neither one knows how the counter tops are constructed, but we are going to argue over it. Oh well, at least a tape measure will verify the door height, and while it may not bother someone that is 5'6", I can see where a 6'4" person wouldn't like it, no more than they would some of the units with the shorter than standard bed.
__________________
LadyWindrider
2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

2008 Work and Play 18LT
LadyWindrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 06:47 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Senoia, GA
Posts: 26
MPI Mallard
Quote:
I can only assume that this feature will go the way of the dodo bird and one has to wonder how much energy went into such a dumb idea.
Really? This happens to be one of the hottest features going the last couple of years. If you are a true camper and enjoy the outdoors why would you not just love the fact that you can do all of your cooking, drinking and dish washing outside.
Other positive aspects are that it does not heat up the inside of the rig, and no grease splatter to deal with inside when cooking items like bacon, sausage, or other things that tend to go pop and make a mess over time.
__________________
Sir Veyor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 09:05 AM   #6
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,716
Sounds like it's time for a poll!

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-it-11224.html
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 10:03 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Dave_Monica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Veyor View Post
If you are a true camper and enjoy the outdoors why would you not just love the fact that you can do all of your cooking, drinking and dish washing outside.
I think your reasoning is why most of us have left tent and pop-up camping behind.

Dave
__________________


Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,381
Well said Dave
__________________
LadyWindrider
2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

2008 Work and Play 18LT
LadyWindrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 01:58 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Senoia, GA
Posts: 26
So you guys don't like being outside?
__________________
Sir Veyor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 02:45 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,260
Has anyone experienced delam with there counter tops inside of there campers? Campers are not made to be tight to where one has full control over the temperatures and humidity, they leak. They are not built like a house and if they were the price would be too high.

The out door kitchens are a new concept to RVing, and people seem to like it because it is different, however it is just another kitchen to clean, but it is cool looking. I do not have one, but just trying to think ahead based on Pro's and Con's. The construction and the material used and how heat and humidity plays apart on how long it will last on the out side. There are people that like to get the newest things and that is fine, they are the testing group and this is when we will see what fails and what doesn't, then hopefully changes will be made to make it better.

It's in your best intrest to check out all of the info on the product before defending or condemning, knowing the facts will help you others here.
__________________

__________________
rockwood06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.