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Old 07-26-2016, 03:20 PM   #29
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Just double checked with my DW and she agrees. Neither one of us has seen anyone actually use their outside kitchen. I'm sure many do, we just haven't seen them.
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I prefer to eat out and have the extra bay space.
Same for us!
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:31 PM   #31
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We have a 5 burner grill and a couple induction countertop models. Most of our cooking is outdoors.
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:34 PM   #32
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FWIW We cook in all the time and grill out some of the time. An outside kitchen would be a $5000 waste of money when all we need is a $5 portable gas grill we got at a yard sale. ;-)
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:05 PM   #33
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Thanks everyone for the advice and ideas. Just to clarify, I totally agree a grill next to the coach is a terrible idea. I have a mini-webber that I use all the time. The outdoor kitchen on my 5th just has burners and a sink which is really all I'd be looking for. IMO, the 110V fridge is useless (especially in a 5th wheel w/o a generator) so I took it out in favor of a cooler. Gotta have the adult beverages on ice

Really, the main thing I like is the sink to wash hands after dumping and after handling raw food when grilling. The burners and grill are easy enough to setup with camp stuff. Also, I have to disagree about this massive amount of storage I'm giving up. The cabinets and shelves in the outdoor kitchen are great storage spots for all kinds of things both cooking related and not.

In the end, I think the best answer to my question is that more people use TTs and 5th wheels to camp and class A's to travel. There's just not the demand for the outdoor kitchen in the class A. At 44 I'm probably younger than a lot of class A folks and with the young kids I'm outside a lot when traveling/camping. So, outdoor cooking is just the way it is. Plus, the more hours the kids are outside the less damage the inside of the RV suffers
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:47 AM   #34
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Have to agree with the trailers for camping and the motorhomes for travel.


Most of our food prep is inside and I use tongs for throwing stuff on the grill. A handful of paper towels takes up the slack when hands are used. Not as elegant as an outside kitchen but it works for us.
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Really, the main thing I like is the sink to wash hands after dumping and after handling raw food when grilling.
Perhaps not as convenient, but my utility compartment has hot and cold water and soap is easy to store in that compartment.

My paper towels are right next door to that compartment so washing of hands is convenient after dumping or cleaning the grill.

I have even done a dog bath at that location on occasion.
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Just curious - what make/model class a with outdoor kitchen do you have?
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Just curious - what make/model class a with outdoor kitchen do you have?
Not sure if this was directed towards me? I have a 5th wheel with an outdoor kitchen. Someone referenced a Class A DP Fleetwood 40G that has an outdoor kitchen. I wish I had one
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Not sure if this was directed towards me? I have a 5th wheel with an outdoor kitchen. Someone referenced a Class A DP Fleetwood 40G that has an outdoor kitchen. I wish I had one
In your OP, you mentioned that you were interested in a bunkhouse that had an outdoor kitchen, I thought the Discovery 40G would fit your requirements. It clearly does for us.
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Met a lot of people over the past three years that love the outdoor kitchen and mounted BBQ grill. We had that outdoor kitchen set up and TV on a unit that I only kept for about 6 months, used it once and would not do it again. For me it was a waste of space. The fridge was 110v and unless I ran generator between hookups it took forever to cool down, To make it worse, the controls were on the back side of the unit and a pain to access. I'd much rather drag out the Weber Q and its stand and using an extended hose, plug it into the main tank. We have the outside TV on the Itasca 35F we bought two plus years ago and have yet to use it.
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I have yet to see anyone using the outside TV. It's just looks good on the showroom floor.
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Use ours on a regular basis. Nice to sit out and watch the game. Real bonus while grilling and a game is on.
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I've seen many high end coaches, Prevost conversions, with out door kitchens on slide trays. They do take up a lot of storage room, which is at a premium on most Class As, so that may be the biggest deterrent for the manufacturers.

Also could be just simply that Class As are aimed at a different type of RVer as opposed to the 5vers and TT crowd. Different strokes........

We are searching for a larger Class A and an outdoor kitchen would not turn me off as long as there was still ample storage available.
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