Life is a series of compromises...
When we had a Coleman WestLake PUP, we never used the inside stove, only the outside. Wife doesn't like to cook inside, and she worries about bears. I ended up rebuilding the platform it mounted on because the original particle board disintegrated. Even with the rebuild, there were issues:
- cleaning wasn't easy. It didn't disassemble in an easy-to-clean fashion.
- the gas line on the camper seldom has the full pressure that non-RV camp stoves like to use. So you have to use something made for the lower pressure (much higher cost).
- cooking against the side of the camper is OK if you have aluminum exterior, not so good if it's a different material. Under the awning is nice, but a table or prep surface is normally not as close to the camper side as would be handy.
With the move to an A-frame camper this year, we store the unused outside grill that came with the camper in the garage, along with the port-a-potty. We use a 2 burner LP camp stove with the disposable bottles at the picnic tale (under an EZ-up). We are much happier with this arrangement. FWIW, it's not a Coleman stove because all the Coleman camp stoves I have owned have developed propane leaks at either end of the metal fuel line that is external to the stove. I have a stove I picked up in Canada decades ago that works wonderfully at all altitudes.
We carry a griddle, raised ridge griddle with grease trap to simulate a grill, frying pan, and 2 pots for cooking duties.
just our thoughts, choices, and experiences; yours may differ
Keeping it simple...
2014 Rockwood A122
2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan with WDH/anti-sway
camped 4 weekends so far this year, Labor Day in Ridgway is next