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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:14 AM

Been lurking around here a bit and considering moving up from a pop-up to a travel trailer. If I go with an Outback I am considering purchasing either a 27RSDS or a 29BHS. I believe each of these come with an outside camp kitchen.

Could you tell if, in your experience, you find this option useful? It seems like a neat idea but I'm just wondering how much use it would get. I do like the idea of a sink and running water under the awning where I would be making coffee, etc.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:26 AM

I love the outside camp kitchen. I always use it for making the family breakfast. It was a large reason for my Outback purchase. A copy cat line, Max Lite, had the same thing but it was a piece of junk. The Outback is solid and stores securely.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:26 AM

If by outdoor camp kitchen you are talking about the stove and sink that folds out from the side of the trailer -- well every Outback i have ever seen has it -- of course its a special order feature -- but i think that all the dealers have got smart and have ordered them...

we love ours -- takes the heat and the smell OUTSIDE instead of messing up the inside -- and the sink outside is great for doing dirty washups you dont want to bring inside...

just remember though that the outside cutting board is not an actual cutting board but a DRINK BAR...

but to answer your question -- we use ours every chance we get --

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:34 AM

Same here...use it all the time. We have even steamed shrimp on it...Don't want those smells in the camper!!!!!


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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:55 AM

We've got an '05 with just the stove, no sink. We use the stove almost every trip. I go camping to be outside and enjoy the views, so I dislike cooking inside. And, as others have pointed out, cooking outside keeps the smells outside.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:01 AM

I love the outside stove and sink so much (along with my Weber 200) that Im seriously considering removing the oven and stove from the inside and making the area into a storage closet or adding a small "beverage" fridge. I havent used the inside stove yet and realistically dont think I ever will.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:03 AM

It is one of the key features that sold the Outback to my DW. She loves the outside kitchen. As well I am an early riser, I can make coffee in the morning without waking up everybody in the trailer. JR
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:19 AM

Never seen an Outback without the outside stove, also never seen an Outback that did not have all the 'options'.

We also use it, but you might have to 'mod' the cable that holds it so you can level it better. Simple mod.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:24 AM

Can't live without the outside kitchen area. LOVE to make my morning coffee outside (to not wake the kids) and enjoy my peace and quiet in the cool mornings (rest of campground is usually asleep). We also cook dinner outside to minimize mess/smell in trailer.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:59 AM

Very convenient for bbq'ing - just setup the bbq on a table next to the outdoor stove and you can cook everything in one place.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:55 AM

thumbleft I love it. Always used a colemen till i bought the OB
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:06 PM

A co-worker with many moons more TT camping than I (thats not saying a lot) had told me not use it due to the rise of the heat/steam possibley messing the awning up. Have any of you seen this? We would like to use it for all the reasons you have mentioned on this thread. The distance between the two looked to me to have plenty of "breathing" room to prevent such things from having any effect.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:08 PM

Our 2004 25FBS did not come with the outside cook center. The dinette was in the spot where they normally are. It did have an outdoor shower on the back side which I loved for cleaning and rinsing things off.

We traded it in on a 27RLS and now have the cook center but no outdoor shower. The cook center comes with a spiral hose but I don't like spraying water all over under the awing where we walk. I bought a 15' hose and run it under the TT to the back side and use the sprayer there.

I did like the outdoor shower. You could hang the shower head on the holder and use both hands to wash things. I may try to install one on the backside next to the hot water heater.

We were doing a multi-family cookout last weekend and someone asked for a cutting board so I pulled out my 2 1/2 footer and laid it on the table. They were impressed.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:12 PM


We are using ours more and more, at least the stove. My DW never really cared for the one on our pop-up, so we did not really use the Outback unit our first season. We seem to have 'discovered' it now though, and are using it more frequently.

Still have not used the sink. Just can't see it as being that useful. Good place to put utensils though! :dunno:

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:16 PM

I don't think the rise of heat and steam should be large problems. I haven't heard of anyone complaining about it but I have to admit I don't use my awning that often...

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