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Old 08-03-2016, 01:14 PM   #11
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PROS: What everybody else said plus it makes it easy to prepare a quick meal on the road and/or when we first arrive at the CG tired & hungry. I always leave a little FW onboard so that we can always wash our hands. Our outdoor sink drains into the black tank so I use it flush & prime the black tank... Resale Value - Before they were more common lots of camping neighbors would stop by to checks ours out & were convinced their next RV would also have one...

CONS: Pros far outweigh cons. However, our stock grill is poor quality & the low pressure SS RV-style grills that would mount in its place are not as good as a portable Weber, etc... Our 2 burners do not heat-up food as fast as the indoor stovetop ones. Not sure why. Like most, ours in in the rear under a bunk so when campsites slope downward in the back the countertop can get rather high. It's another BIG opening that requires a good seal to keep water out... I have adjusted our latches a couple times to keep the seal tight & rain out...

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Old 08-03-2016, 01:20 PM   #12
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Another big fan of the outdoor kitchen here. We do almost all of our cooking outside. Ours has a 2 burner slide out, sink, microwave, and dorm style fridge. We put a small table out for our Weber Q and have it piped to the gas line so other than an oven we have everything we need out there.

As others have said it also keeps the kids from going in and out a million times which means less bugs and mess inside. It never occurred to me to have the fridge run on propane since we always camp with hookups but I guess that could be a negative for some.

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Old 08-03-2016, 01:45 PM   #13
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Have one and love it. Fridge isn't the greatest but no more cooler with beer/ice sitting outside. First one we had with the outside kitchen. Like one poster said, one more thing to remember to winterize.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:54 PM   #14
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Mine just has the grill and the frig but I love it. The only con is that the air conditioning doesn't help.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:55 PM   #15
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we love ours. When we were looking for a new one, it wasn't a "deal breaker" if it had one or not, but now, it may be. It makes cooking, cleaning, etc so much easier and with the fridge also, we don't have people running in and out of the TT. We fill our pots outside for cooking on the stove top, etc. We totally love ours and no issues so far with it.

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Old 08-03-2016, 01:58 PM   #16
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I agree with everyones pro's.

The only con have is ours is set up with half our grey water capacity is to the outside kitchen only. The rest of the camper; inside kitchen, shower, bathroom sink, goes to one tank. The other is outside kitchen sink only. Wish shower was tied to that tank.

Maybe, new project.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:13 PM   #17
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Only con is wishing I had the bigger one with the dorm fridge instead of the mini fridge. All of them I saw with the bigger fridge also had cabinets up top. Would make for a great outside bar.

Ours is the smaller one with the two burner grill, sink and mini fridge and it works great.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:21 PM   #18
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:36 PM   #19
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We just upgraded our 5ver this year.. and a manditory item was an outdoor kitchen.. I used to build a out door kitchen with a fridge, toaster, coffee maker, lights etc.. it took a long time to set up, it would get rained on if there was a large wind and we had to bring in the awning. we had kids steal all our drinks out of the fridge one night etc.

Our new trailer only has a fridge and upper cabinet, but that was all we could get with the trailer model we wanted. Heritage Glen 368flbhk. I added a toaster and Kurig machine and i am happy as a clam.. Being an early riser, I am the first one up in the morning and like to sit outside with the dog and make my breakfast in peace.

I had to mod my kitchen door to add a gas strut since the trailer only had the ability to latch it fully open against the side of the trailer (no roof..)
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:48 PM   #20
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Outside kitchen was a deal maker for me. Having a sink, fridge, cabinets, 120v plugs, and a drop down TV right beside the swung out grill is my "man cave".

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