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View Poll Results: Outside kitchen- like it or hate it?
Do you like the idea of an outside kitchen? 211 57.49%
Don't want an outside kitchen 82 22.34%
Don't care either way 74 20.16%
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:02 AM   #121
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We loved ours! Back in the summer of 2010 we bought a 2011 keystone outback 312BH which was one of the 1st TT's with a outside camp kitchen. That year down at ocean lakes in myrtle beach not one person walked pass our campsite without complimenting on it, and for good reason... Those things are awesome! Last year we traded it for out xlr cause we needed to be able to haul our toys around and not depend on anyone to carry em for us, but we really, really (cant say really enough times) miss ours.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:20 AM   #122
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I agree. If you set up camp and spend time around the RV I can see where the outside kitchen is a convenient thing.

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Old 03-17-2014, 07:34 AM   #123
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Totally neutral. Based on our camping style I doubt it would be used much. No kids...just me and DH, and our "family of choice" couple that camps with us (in their own RV) quite often.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:35 AM   #124
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I thought it was a great idea when I bought my first camper but after about 2 months the cabinets started falling apart due to being made with particle board. This was one of the many reasons the dealer had to buy my original camper back as they replaced the wood under warranty and a month later it was falling apart again. The cheap wood does not like moisture.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:48 AM   #125
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No outside kitchen for us but would like a cargo door that stores a mini fridge...that we would use



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Old 03-17-2014, 08:01 AM   #126
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I thought it was a great idea when I bought my first camper but after about 2 months the cabinets started falling apart due to being made with particle board. This was one of the many reasons the dealer had to buy my original camper back as they replaced the wood under warranty and a month later it was falling apart again. The cheap wood does not like moisture.
Wow. That's too bad. We've got the same trailer as you,and Nova Scotia is a very damp spot,and haven't had any cabinet issues yet.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:25 AM   #127
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That was on my old camper a Cruise Lite the new one we have not had those problems yet and hope that it never happens.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:32 AM   #128
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That was on my old camper a Cruise Lite the new one we have not had those problems yet and hope that it never happens.
That's good. This will be our 4th season with ours. No issues yet.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:10 AM   #129
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Wouldn't be without one. And now with so many floorplans offering it makes finding one that suits your needs that much easier.

This is our second trailer to have one, the first being a 2011 freedom express 292bhds.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:32 AM   #130
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No outside kitchen for us but would like a cargo door that stores a mini fridge...that we would use
Now that I could see a use for. Can't live without my COLD Diet Cokes!

That would save trips in and out of the camper, for sure.

If we cook outside it's on the grill, or over the fire. I'd be a nervous wreck about a heat source so close to the sidewall of the RV *and* the awning overhead. (shrug) Yeah, I know it's done probably thousands of times a day during season, and the RVQ comes with a side mount. I ain't temptin' fate and old Murphy tends to follow me around.

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #131
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Our first camper was a Coleman popup that the stovetop was movable from inside to outside. We loved it and there wasn't much room inside to cook anyways.

When we "upgraded" to our current hybrid, the stovetop was fixed and we could only cook inside. Also didn't have much space inside to cook and actually hated using it.

Now our new upgrade has not only an outside stovetop, but a bumper mounted swing-arm propane grill and a small wash basin with a faucet.

Won't be without another outside kitchen again.

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:09 AM   #132
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I wanted the OS kitchen, the wife did not. so I did not get one with, but we also like the extra room in the rear bedroom that the kitchen takes up, we can sleep 2 more kids in that room. Btw we have had 6 kids in their own sleeping bags on more then one time in that room, 3 girls and 3 boys and they do not like to touch each other
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:21 AM   #133
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Our camper isn't equipped with an outside kitchen, but about 90% of our cooking is done outside on the grill, and a Coleman camp stove. Our outside fridge is a large cooler. All beverages are kept in coolers, and the food is stored in the fridge inside the camper.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:43 AM   #134
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Our first camper was a Coleman popup that the stovetop was movable from inside to outside. We loved it and there wasn't much room inside to cook anyways.



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We camped across from a young family last summer that had a pop-up with the inside/outside stovetop. Mom was out there bright and early every morning cooking breakfast for her husband, FIVE sons, one nephew and her parents who were in a MH next to them.

That was one very dedicated Momma! I was headed to WalMart and walked over to see if she needed anything. She at first said no, then said she could use some more flour tortillas if I didn't mind picking them up for her(she made breakfast burritos every morning). I brought her a couple packages and bartered with her: nope, I won't accept payment but you gotta show me how to make 'em! Now I make 'em here at home on weekends sometimes....for dinner! (supper) Good eatin'!

In a case such as that....I agree...cooking outside is a MUST!
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We camped across from a young family last summer that had a pop-up with the inside/outside stovetop. Mom was out there bright and early every morning cooking breakfast for her husband, FIVE sons, one nephew and her parents who were in a MH next to them.

That was one very dedicated Momma! I was headed to WalMart and walked over to see if she needed anything. She at first said no, then said she could use some more flour tortillas if I didn't mind picking them up for her(she made breakfast burritos every morning). I brought her a couple packages and bartered with her: nope, I won't accept payment but you gotta show me how to make 'em! Now I make 'em here at home on weekends sometimes....for dinner! (supper) Good eatin'!

In a case such as that....I agree...cooking outside is a MUST!
That woman sounds like me,but I'm the husband doing all the cooking outside early in the morning,at noon,at supper,late at night ,whenever.I don't cook much at home,so I really don't mind doing it while we are camping.
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No outside kitchen for us but would like a cargo door that stores a mini fridge...that we would use

I think someone on the forum did just that to their Sierra. Had to have been nerve wracking to cut a whole in the side of the camper!
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Wife always wanted one but we are seldom around the fiver long enough to use it. Our RV is more of a motel room while we travel instead if a destination.

Love our outside kitchen, but this is true for about 1/2 of our trips as we travel.
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I think someone on the forum did just that to their Sierra. Had to have been nerve wracking to cut a whole in the side of the camper!
I do remember that...If ours had the space for one, I'd drive to the factory to have it installed and the flip up cargo door with built in TV with speakers & controls like the MH's!



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Old 03-18-2014, 08:36 AM   #139
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For us, having a outside kitchen is = wasted space on the trailer. If I wanted to cook outside it'll be over a campfire or on bbq grill I brought with us. An ice chest filled with ice, meat for the grill and beverage, is good enough for us. That's the way I learned when I was a teenager when we went camping.
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even if we had the OS kitchen it would only make coffee, because we are out and about and almost always eat at a restaurant, by the time we make it back it is usually dark and are tired
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