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Old 02-26-2021, 02:00 PM   #21
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I usually cook all the meat outside on the grill, weather permitting. But we do cook indoors, often daily.
We have a range hood although it never got the external vent kit so the exhaust just goes through the filter and back into the room. We always turn on the fantastic fan that is directly over the kitchen island and it sucks everything out pretty well. We certainly cook in our kitchen at home...I don't see all that much difference.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:00 PM   #22
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Bacon and eggs almost every morning. Use the fan, open windows, clean up after. No different than at home. Odors will stick around for a while; you'll never smell them later in the day.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:02 PM   #23
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We've cooked every meal inside and have had no issues with smells. I've stir fried shrimp, chicken, cooked spag. bol, etc. It's far more convenient, especially when it comes to a glass of wine which is often a no-no in a lot of campgrounds!
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:03 PM   #24
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We cook outside on our Coleman Roadtrip, we have most of the attachments, two burners for pots and pans, large griddle and small griddle and the cast iron grill grates.
We use the over for pizza some times.
The air borne grease sticks to the walls and surfaces. It gets into the AC ducts and filters . Itís really not worth dealing with the mess and the smells.
We do have a stove top perk coffee pot we use while Boondocking, makes RV smell great in the morning.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:10 PM   #25
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Yes, that's why it has a kitchen.
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Pretty much anything I do in my sticks and bricks I also do in my RV. It's mine, I paid for it and I'll use it the way it's meant to be used.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:15 PM   #26
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Pretty much anything I do in my sticks and bricks I also do in my RV. It's mine, I paid for it and I'll use it the way it's meant to be used.
Xn+1. We use ours, too.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:19 PM   #27
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We cook outdoors as much as possible, when we do have to cook in,(rain etc), we try to limit it to low odor stuff like pasta. One handy thing we did bring along is an insta-pot that we plug in outside.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:25 PM   #28
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No cooking in your camper? A few years ago I saw a post here saying that for the best resale, the black tank shouldn't be used. Our RV is to be used for our convenience.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:27 PM   #29
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So it's a mixed bag. I appreciate all of the feedback. I'm thinking that a little bit of both, with more outside cooking, will do the trick. Besides, I plan on camping during the spring, summer and fall. I would much rather be outside cooking.

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Old 02-26-2021, 02:50 PM   #30
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No cooking in your camper? A few years ago I saw a post here saying that for the best resale, the black tank shouldn't be used. Our RV is to be used for our convenience.
No #1 and No # 2. And forget cooking Chlili

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Old 02-26-2021, 03:36 PM   #31
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The biggest deciding factor for us when choosing our RV was the outdoor kitchen. I love outdoor cooking and when I'm using the Blackstone I get to meet all kinds of amazing people who want to check out what I have going on. We also have an induction cooktop and the outdoor BBQ grill that came with the unit so there is nothing that I can't cook outside. Of course the outdoor TV and fridge full of beers help

Having said that, we did cook one meal inside (tacos) due to a very heavy rainstorm in Utah several years ago, and I wouldn't hesitate to cook indoors if necessary. I agree with everyone who says the RV is meant to be used and enjoyed any way you want.
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:41 PM   #32
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Lived full time for 18 months travel all over the southern half of the US cooked inside and out.(thats why they put ŗ kitchen inside). The extra heat and humility is handeled by the AC and open windows. Any ordors are haneled by open Windows, AC and good house keeping.
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:44 PM   #33
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Have cooked inside and out for 30+ years of camping. If it has an inside kitchen, use it.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:15 PM   #34
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When camping, we use the stove and microwave to heat up items. If something is to be fried in a pan, I use the outdoor Coleman stove. Cooking any kind of meat is usually BBQ on the Weber table-top gas grill. We do bacon on the grill as all the grease runs down to the bottom caught in a tuna can. I really like our outdoor kitchen for a clean serving area and washing hands with hot water and soap while cooking. Having a refrigerator and TV in the outdoor kitchen is so nice, along with a drawer for spices and BBQ tools. Can't beat a cupboard for paper towels and bug spray. I was not impressed when shown the outdoor kitchen at purchase but now it makes cooking outdoors so convenient.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:16 PM   #35
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I have never understood the idea of buying something, and then not using it in order to preserve the resale value. I see it here, with the cooking, and the black tank usage, I see it on motorcycle forums, I *really* see it on some car forums - where there always seems to be a cadre of members who claim that the only reason they bought the car was to wash it daily in unicorn tears, and do a "paint correction" (whatever THAT means) anytime a butterfly farts within 100 yards of it.

I get taking care of things so that they hold their value as much as possible/practical, but I don't understand how that has come to be the primary consideration for so many people.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:22 PM   #36
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I couldn't agree more. Why buy a nice RV and then behave like your back tenting? I do take care of everything and keep things clean and don't do things that beats everything up.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:23 PM   #37
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YMMV, but I buy things for my use, not to resell. As others have said, that's why they come with fans, windows, and ACs, then just clean up afterwards.

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Old 02-26-2021, 04:28 PM   #38
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Cooking smells will not penetrate the surfaces inside the camper. Grease on the other hand will be an issue. Use the vent hood or ceiling vent if you have them. Camp fire smoke is more of an issue than cooking. Both can be eliminated by airing out the coach after a camping trip for an hour or two. Our 3 year old camper still smells new inside and we use all the features it came with.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:30 PM   #39
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Most of our meals are planned for the outdoor kitchen and grill and it's a rarity that we use the oven itself. Stovetop yes, oven not so much but when called upon it's ready to go...

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Old 02-26-2021, 04:35 PM   #40
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The worst smell to me is a campfire smoke. That does soak up in any fabric bedding, curtains, couch. It all smells like living in a chimney. Hate campfire smoke. Think it is so thoughtless to be in a tight camping area and people burning 24 hours every minute blowing toward another persons RV.
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