Originally Posted by bikendan
welcome to FRF, Ed!
just one question, isn't the Salem you are buying a park model?
those aren't really intended for places to use dutch ovens, like state parks.
i'm confused because what you are buying is mainly used for seasonal sites, which aren't exactly like a state or national park.
they aren't really made for typical RV'ing.
that's why they're called destination trailers or park models. they're designed to be taken to a spot and left there for extended periods. not for traveling the country with.
Indeed it is a Park Model! I thought I described pretty clearly that it might get moved no more than 3 times in its lifetime and that aggressive travel trailering was not my intention.
As I said, my interests are living in an RV Park for extended periods, minimalizing my footprint and finding a near-optimum place for a retirement base. I love cooking so hope for a park with a sense of community where I can grill up some ribs all night and enjoy fishing and friends the next day.
Dutch ovens are fantastic, versatile cooking devices even in an ultra-modern kitchen. It's hard to imagine living in an RV Park without one. Wherever I live I smoke, grill and bake. My guess is that I'll get the 10" in both a flat bottom and camp oven style for beans, roasting, casseroles and cornbread. My anticipation is to cook most of my food outdoors except maybe for some breakfast.
A little research will indicate that this is increasingly becoming a retirement option for a large segment of seniors. Whether you're snowbirding, traveling with the trailer or positioning it as a small footprint home one estimate said as many as 15% of those over 60 are expected to be living in these style units by 2020.