Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-26-2021, 10:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
vseasport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Buena Vista, Baja California Sur
Posts: 233
Who has a full galley?

Negotiated a two month trip with my wife. She resisted at first but has gotten her stride and now we have been on the road for 4 months enjoying American. She loves to cook and the other day complained it is hard to be creative in the half galley our 38 Phaeton provides. I never considered trading it off but if we could find a rig with full kitchen that is no longer than 38' I could be persuaded. Is such an animal out there?
vseasport is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-26-2021, 10:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Fiesta48's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,644
Describe full galley.
__________________
Full Timers.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E on a Freightliner XCS chassis with a Cummins ISL9 pulling 1 and/or 2 motorcycles, '07 Honda Accord OR a 17' Runabout Boat.
Fiesta48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 10:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Johnson City, TX
Posts: 1,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiesta48 View Post
Describe full galley.
Don't feel bad, I was wondering the same thing. And before anyone picks on my little trailer, I've also owned a 40' DP and a Super C.
__________________
2018 Rockwood 2304DS Ultra Light pulled by 2018 Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel 4x4
RobbieH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 10:34 AM   #4
Senior Member


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Hoodsport Wa
Posts: 1,700
One thing we did on our previous Mini Winnie was to add fold down wing extensions on the countertop. Gave it much more work space. But yeah, add me to the list of "full galley?". Cooktop, fridge, convection oven/microwave combo, toaster, coffee pot and outside burner and bbq, I'm set.
__________________
2000 Alpine 36 FDS #74058
04 Jeep Wrangler TJ
"On the road to find out..."
Alpine36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 02:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1,139
What is 1/2 galley as I there is only counter space on 1 side of the coach.
__________________
New to us 2000 Monaco executive 40 500hp tag
Biljol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
vseasport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Buena Vista, Baja California Sur
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiesta48 View Post
Describe full galley.
Yeah, Guess I should have been a little more descriptive.

Counter space is probably number one. Number two is a larger cook top. Ours is a small 3 burner job. The burners are so close together it won't accommodate 3 pots and barely one pot and a fry pan. We don't have an oven (which would be nice) but make do with the convection microwave and I recently purchased a Traeger pellet cooker that has been wonderful. Our side by side fridge is okay not great. I didn't realize a two way doesn't have the depth. Pantry is small as well. We are able to get everything crammed in but it would be nice to be able to spread out a little.

There is just two of us without pets. Lots of room in the basement. even with a spare tire for the motorhome and toad plus 2 BBQ's, a mountain of spare parts and tools. Closets in the bedroom are adequate, bathroom is perfect with 2 vanities and large shower.

The only bone of contention is the small galley. This is our first class A rig. We purchased it 2 years ago with 23,000 miles. Now it has 43,000 so we have been enjoying it.
vseasport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:19 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 24,462
Some floor plans devote more space to the galley; others the bath or the bedroom or the lounge. You can have any space you like larger and better equipped, but you can't have all of them unless the coach gets bigger. So take your pick. Many folks sacrifice galley space for other features, so your selection of floor plans that meet your spec may be limited.


My 40 ft coach had a nice size galley, 8 ft for double sink & cooktop and workspace, with overhead convection oven and a pantry & more counter in an El at the end. Not exactly a chef's delight, but not shabby either.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2004_american_tradition_40v_floorplan.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	52.0 KB
ID:	337364  
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:23 PM   #8
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 34,693
Blog Entries: 1
There's only so much room in any RV. Having a large kitchen counter with large appliances (aside from the residential fridge) is not something I've seen, especially in a motorhome. The most counterspace I ever had was in our rear kitchen 5th wheel. I had a counter that went all across the 8ft back, part way up the PS as well as a centered peninsula which had decent counterspace on either side of the sink.
__________________
Lori (& Dave, my spirit guide) - FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2018 Phaeton XSH 40 IH & 2014 CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
2006 Bounder 36Z, 2004 Cougar 285EFS 5-r, 2000 Aerolite 25FBR TT
There is great need for a sarcasm font.
NLOVNIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
docj's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 7,455
One of the reasons we chose our Beaver is the "enormous" (by MH standards) L-shaped kitchen with the stove and microwave/convection oven at right angles to the main counter and the sinks at a ~30 degree angle to the main. The net result is almost as if you can "step into" the work area. The entire kitchen sits on the living room slideout so no cabinets are blocked even with the slide retracted.

To provide a perspective on the size of the kitchen work area, out on the counter we routinely keep a large Breville toaster oven with air fryer, a coffee maker, blending and Cuisinart. We have more counter space than in some homes I've seen!
__________________
Joel (AKA docj)--
RV Technology Specialist
2000 40' Beaver Patriot Thunder Princeton CAT C-12
docj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:38 PM   #10
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9,378
I highly recommend leaving the cover on the stove, if it has one. If not, you could make one and turn it into a cutting surface for example.

I have not seen our burners more than twice in the last four years as the wife lifted the cover to clean. I cook, I clean, She cleans. You get the idea.

We use two induction plates/cookers. But rarely do we actually use two at a time except on holidays. The advantage of the induction is two fold. You get immediate heat and you do not have a fire hazard such as a flame.

If you are cooking something that needs to simmer, just move the cooker into a corner out of the way and you have as much counter as is available. We have sink covers and keep one side covered until cleanup usually. That gives me a really decent area.

I must admit that we removed a small couch/love seat and installed a nice apartment sized dishwasher. The covered the rest of the area with counter tops and installed a hidden garbage can, pantry, and place to put the food processor and mixer.

This has given me several extra square feet to work with but I rarely spread out that much.

I had a commercial quality setup in my sticks and bricks so had massive areas to play with and it has taken a long long time for me to make smaller everything.

As a professional chef/cook in a previous life I do appreciate the sacrifices but love cooking inside and watching the smile on my wifes face when something new comes out.
__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
400 Isl, 400 HP/// Now 450 HP
2016 Ford F150 Limited V6 with Ready Brake
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:42 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 153
Portable induction burners?
__________________
2008 Carriage Carri-Lite 36 DFQ
2015 3500HD High Country DRW
08Carriage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:42 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,039
The big change for us was the Residential Fridge (Samsung RF18). It seems huge compared to previous two way fridge. Once cooled down, it seems pretty efficient. Makes lots of ice.

We have learned to work with convection oven. Having the right size pans/sheets is key. We have a toaster, Keurig coffee maker, bullet blender, soda stream etc.

We use Blackstone Grill outside.
__________________
2016 Fleetwood Bounder 33C. Towing 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
F454941
Elwood58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 06:41 PM   #13
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9,378
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08Carriage View Post
Portable induction burners?
https://reviews.orlandosentinel.com/...ction-cooktops


Not burners. You do need the proper cookware. They must have a magnetic metal to work. A simple magnet test will usually let you know if your pan or pot will work with it.

The surface cools incredibly fast when you remove the cookware. No chance of a fire either. You can set precise temperatures which is really nice. Want to boil something gently, just set the temp.

I also use a pressure cooker and an air fryer often. Great tools and they can be stored easily.
__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
400 Isl, 400 HP/// Now 450 HP
2016 Ford F150 Limited V6 with Ready Brake
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 09:46 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
153stars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Braidwood Il.
Posts: 3,786
I think current Monaco owners group Crown Royale owner upgrade thread . He put in full size home cook top maybe it's even 36". Many coaches are equipped with slide out or flip up extra counter top space.
EDIT its on this page
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/our-1989-monaco-crown-royale-build-460850.html


Our 1989 Monaco Crown Royale Build
__________________
95 Monaco Crown Royale
M11 400hp, 4060 trans.
Aquahot, Generac Guardian7.5k
153stars is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gray tank rotten eggs smell - galley tank - only 2/3 full? pilotchip iRV2.com General Discussion 6 10-04-2020 10:57 AM
Addressing Galley Sink vs. Galley Cabinet Issue in 2018 45B LWBAZ Entegra Owner's Forum 20 08-07-2019 08:13 AM
galley slide Christopher Cratch Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 1 01-14-2009 11:02 PM
Galley cabinet pulling away from wall Garbageman Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 03-22-2007 06:27 AM
Water leak behind my galley, rectified. JJ Hamick Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 11-09-2006 01:19 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.