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Old 02-17-2009, 08:34 PM   #15
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Is there room to move the sink closer to the outside wall to gain more counter space that way? As has been mentioned, a removable cover for one of the sinks would also add counter space. Another way to increase counter space is a cutting board which will fit on an opened drawer.
The old saying "if Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" is even more true in the close quarters of an RV.
Please keep us posted on your ultimate solutions,
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:38 PM   #16
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If you don't need three burners, maybe a two-burner stovetop, mounted front to back, would save you a few inches of counter space.
It looks like a nice trailer. Good Luck!
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:00 PM   #17
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rinse
tr.v. rinsed, rins·ing, rins·es
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2. To remove (soap, for example) by washing lightly in water.
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2. A solution, such as water, used in rinsing.
I just wash 'n wipe when camping. I don't think I have seen anyone who bothers to rinse. If the weather is nice, I prefer to do them outside anyway.
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I don't want you to think that I'm stepping on toes. When we camp I do the cooking, otherwise for her it's same old, same old. This is just a bit of a break for her. At home it's HERS, ALL HERS and I'm just in the way.
I too do most of the cooking when we leave the house, whether in a trailer or deep in the backcountry. I really enjoy it. At home, I do very little cooking.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:28 PM   #20
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Dogs are great for the pre wash rinse,
have not had one yet that likes licking the soap off after washing.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:39 AM   #21
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The problem with the sink is [b]you have to reach over the other sink and it is not directly accessible from the front of the counter thus making it hard to use efficiently.
Have you considered rebuilding the base cabinetry; swapping the [b]locations of the range and sink? Also, instead of arranging them in an "L" (at right angle to each other) make them both face the same direction: toward the Refrig?
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:02 AM   #22
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Oh, my! A bedroom, parlor, kitchen, dinette and bathroom!! That ain't an RV, it's a home!
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:48 AM   #23
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We went from the 4 burner stove in the Boler and 17.5 Bigfoot down to the 3 burner in the new trailer. Don't think I want to get rid of another burner.

Kurt & Ann K.

Moving the sink to the outside wall doesn't really help as I would still have to reach way over the counter to reach the sink. This sink does come with a cover/cutting board for one sink.

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We have 4 dogs and they do most of the pre-wash rinse. We also use paper plates and plastic cutlery when boondocking to save on water.

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I talked to a technician at the RV dealer where I bought the trailer. He explained how the cabnetry was put together. Everything seems to be interconnected so once you start it all has to come out. I don't think I want to tear it down unless there is no other option.

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I started with a 13 Boler and had to boil water to do dishes and my wife used to have a sponge bath. We then went to the 17' Boler with a shower and hot water heater. My wife was in heaven. We then graduated sideways to the 17.5' Bigfoot with the same amenities. Now we have the 25' because my wife doesn't like taking the bed apart every morning and putting it back together every night. So for those who have said I got to keep the wife happy, I have been trying.

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A suggestion for a simple modification: hinge a worktop extension behind the sink, so that when hinged up it doesn't interfere with anything (except the view, so you might want to make it removable) and when hinged down it provides an enlarged worktop area. It doesn't make the kitchen any more ergonomic, but then you don't have to dismantle half the kitchen!

(hinged up on the left, hinged down on the right)

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Frederick could post a photo of the very similar arrangement used in the FiberStream.

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:32 AM   #25
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Here's a link to some pictures of the layout (angled sink) that I mentioned earlier. It's a truck camper but all the more reason for efficient use of space.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:25 PM   #26
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Tamid,

My .02 cents worth

If an extra sink is an issue, drop a cutting board [so it sits flush with the counter top] in the side you don't want to use!.... but don't carve up a new unit..... ...especially if you might only use it a few weeks a year...

Again, only my .02 cents worth from a duo Big Foot owner like yourself.

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