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Old 07-28-2016, 08:30 AM   #43
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What brand/model MH do you have?

Shopping for a new class a to replace our class c - What brand/model do you have? Thanks

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I have an outdoor kitchen on mine but its not a bunk house. I still like it. Small fridge and sink only though with some counter space. And luckily for me on my tall body frame, I'm not hitting the corners of "whatever" you call it when the door cabinet is open. I still pull out a table and a charcoal pit though for convenience sake to use. I could do without the outdoor tv system and speakers, since I never use it. But to each their own.
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Sorry, question was for another poster. But - We are looking to replace our class c with a smaller class a. Been looking for a year and have zeroed in on a new for 2017 Winnebago Vista 29VE. Has a great outdoor kitchen & TV option. Small but well laid out for our needs. Test drove one as was impressed with the ride and manuverability. As for bunks, it has an optional overhead bunk that could sleep a couple of the children. Sticker is about 115K
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:02 PM   #45
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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.
The only thing missing from that for me is a drop down bunk over the front. I have more kids than the bunks and I absolutely HATE giving up my table or couch for a kid to sleep on. Also, I've been told I snore and the drop down bunk is perfect for when it's just my wife and I (and at 6'4" - 240# I think the bunks are out )

Otherwise, that 40G looks super nice. A lot of manufacturers seem to be adding the drop down bunks to their models so maybe in the future. I'm probably still a couple years away from having enough time to justify the money for the DP.
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So, why do so few Class A units have outdoor kitchens? Of course, needing bunks greatly limits my choices but I'm still surprised. I'd love to hear from anyone that has found a great bunkhouse with an outdoor kitchen.
Bought a 16 Coachmen Pursuit 30,(entry level but lots of features) has a drop down bunk over the captains chairs that is big enough for adult, and an outdoor kitchen/stainless grill combo with gas hookup. I agree with others the elec refer is a bit of a letdown, but I put overflow beverages in it, and if we are plugged in or running gen it works fine. Has sink and cabinet and is next to the outdoor tv for keeping on eye on the game whilst grilling. My wife had to have it, but I use it, go figure. Happy overall, and frankly everyone that sees it loves the idea.

My favorite was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway behind an accident, I got out, opened the side compartment and got a cold soda from the outside fridge. Got a bunch of thumbs up from the cars around me.
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What is in evidence here is that the super majority of RVers are pretty much happy with what they have. Accepts that maintence is an ongoing part of RVing.
Takes Pride in what they have and will drop what they are doing to help fellow RVers. Is RVing great or what.
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Bought a 16 Coachmen Pursuit 30,(entry level but lots of features) has a drop down bunk over the captains chairs that is big enough for adult, and an outdoor kitchen/stainless grill combo with gas hookup. I agree with others the elec refer is a bit of a letdown, but I put overflow beverages in it, and if we are plugged in or running gen it works fine. Has sink and cabinet and is next to the outdoor tv for keeping on eye on the game whilst grilling. My wife had to have it, but I use it, go figure. Happy overall, and frankly everyone that sees it loves the idea.

My favorite was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway behind an accident, I got out, opened the side compartment and got a cold soda from the outside fridge. Got a bunch of thumbs up from the cars around me.

Double thumbs up for beer!
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Then you would probably love a 2009 Newmar All Star!!! The kitchen opens up to the outside.

Here is one that MHSRV had at one point

Used 2009 Newmar All Star
Whooo Hooooo! Awesome....
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I have a class A with the typical 3 burner gas stove. I have used it once in two years. I carry an induction cooktop that I use almost exclusively. I weighs less than 5 pounds and stores away easily. If there's something messy or stinky to cook, I take it outside and cook on the picnic table. I wish my motorhome offered an induction cooktop as an option. I also have the typical electric glass top stove in my home. I haven't used it in two years either. The induction is so easy and heats up food almost instantaneously.

Here's a tip if you like to grill hamburgers, steaks or whatever. Get a cast iron grill pan from Wallyworld. It has ribs on the bottom and cooks food just like you did it on a gas or charcoal grill. They cost about $20. Again, these work on induction cooktops too.

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I have a Coleman kitchen that I set up when camping for any length of time! We like to cook too, and I really don't like cooking inside in our Flair! It has a sink, a place to set a camp-stove, but we have a gas grill and shelving for those things I want at hand while preparing a meal. It folds up, fits under the bed and I love it!
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We don't cook that much accept between places and once we reach our destiny its all about someone else cooking something different . When our kids were small we cooked nonstop it seemed lol and spent a lot of time tent camping in the Ozarks ! We are really into laid back and taking it easy now !!
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Here's a tip if you like to grill hamburgers, steaks or whatever. Get a cast iron grill pan from Wallyworld. It has ribs on the bottom and cooks food just like you did it on a gas or charcoal grill. They cost about $20. Again, these work on induction cooktops too.
Absolutely love our induction hot plate. I also love using cast iron cookware. But I never tried cast iron on the induction. Never occurred to me. That I gotta try. Great tip!

My class A didn't come with an outdoor kitchen, but I added a fridge, ice maker and turned the bay with pegboard into a place to hang pots and pans and grilling tools. My Green Mountain smoker also folds up and slides nicely into a bay as well. And while cooking, my TV, which sits by my fridge, slides ride out too. Seems like a lot of space to devote to an outdoor kitchen, but we do bbq competitions so it's all a must-have.
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I think the real answer as to why there aren't exterior kitchens on a Class A relates to how they are constructed. Look closely and you will see that a significant portion of the sidewall has slide outs. There is also the chassis frame running the length of the coach roughly at waist level. Above the rail is the living space and below the "basement". Some coaches have a slide tray in the basement holding a fridge and a cooking element. Not really what you would want as a cook. I suspect that is why you won't likely find a functional exterior kitchen in a class A. You are likely best off with the fifth wheel and the setup you have now. Good luck,
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Then you would probably love a 2009 Newmar All Star!!! The kitchen opens up to the outside.

Here is one that MHSRV had at one point

Used 2009 Newmar All Star
Great looking unit. Lots of very upscale looking stuff.

I must be missing something however. It looks to me that the access to the kitchen is too high. The floor looks to be near chest level. How do people access and use that kitchen? Sorry to be so confused, but either that kitchen needs to slide out and then go down like an elevator, or you will need some sort of steps and platform outside to get into it.

The only thing I can think of is that someone is in the kitchen handing stuff out. Nice as a food truck concept, but I don't think this is an outside kitchen.

I am guessing I am missing something. Please educate me.
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Here's the brochure for that above-linked 2009 Newmar. You're correct. If you look at Picture #14, it seems it's a separate additional inside kitchen in the rear of the motorhome where you would just serve the food on the shelf. There's a pullout grill below. To me, that's just wasted space. I'm sure it didn't sell well.

https://www.newmarcorp.com/wp-conten...mebrochure.pdf
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