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Old 02-17-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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'I' just purchased a 25B25FB with the extended nose cone. The I is emphasized because my wife doesn't like the kitchen layout but compromized on the purchase if I would redesign it. I have to agree the layout of the sink and counter space is real wonky! My first plan would be to replace the double sink with a single sink, fill in the left over hole and resurface. I was also thinking of making the fold up side board a bit larger, and also considered a fold up side board behind the sink that would actually rest behind the cushion in the dinette. BUT, I'm open to comments and I'm sure there many who have redesigned their campers and have great ideas.

Here is a pic of the floor plan as it sits now. http://bigfootrv.com/images/whats_new/25B2...500_25B25FB.jpg

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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If you do away with the double sink doing dishes will be a pain. You will have to use a dish pan for rinsing.

What doesn't she like about the kitchen? Lack of counter space?
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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If you do away with the double sink doing dishes will be a pain. You will have to use a dish pan for rinsing.

What doesn't she like about the kitchen? Lack of counter space?
Rinsing?
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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Not usually a good idea to buy something your wife doesn't like. I would love to have a double sink, preferably stainless steel. The stovetop can be used as extra counter space if you have a suitable cover or cutting board on it. Good luck!
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:00 PM   #5
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Well, first thing I noticed is that whomever is working in the kitchen(assume that is your wife) will get whapped in the Butt everytime the bathroom door opens(assume that will be you, doing that to her).

If it were me, I'd hinge the bathroom door on the other side so that it opens flat against the wall where the exit/entrance door is, which would solve the "whapping" and should make her happier.

I'm kinda leanin with BobB that you broke a cardinal rule....
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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rinse
tr.v. rinsed, rins·ing, rins·es
1. To wash lightly with water.
2. To remove (soap, for example) by washing lightly in water.
n.
1. The act of washing lightly.
2. A solution, such as water, used in rinsing.

Of course there is always paper plates, plastic flatware....but then there are still those pesky pots and pans. Or eat out all the time but I still like my coffee in the morning....
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Well, first thing I noticed is that whomever is working in the kitchen(assume that is your wife) will get whapped in the Butt everytime the bathroom door opens(assume that will be you, doing that to her).

If it were me, I'd hinge the bathroom door on the other side so that it opens flat against the wall where the exit/entrance door is, which would solve the "whapping" and should make her happier.
I'd put a sliding door in if the bathroom wall next to the toilet is long enough. That way it's never in the way. Making it swig the other way...whoever is in the kitchen is still going to have to dance.

I'll second the stove cover. They come in a cutting board style, kind of heavy but very nice to work on.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:37 PM   #8
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Yes the bathroom door is a potential problem and I was considering putting a folding door in place of the swing door.

The problem with the sink is you have to reach over the other sink and it is not directly accessable from the front of the counter thus making it hard to use efficently. As well the counter space is small and access again is quite limited. Like the idea of a wooden chopping block big enough to cover the stove top.
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How much time do you spend in there?
What are you doing that takes so much time?
Come camping time the kitchen is MINE, ALL MINE. Make it the way YOU want it.
Why aren't you making supper to give her a holiday?
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:30 PM   #11
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I saw an RV with a kitchen layout very similar but the double sink was on an angle and the countertop was made out of Karadon. The sink was an under cabinet mount and had two Karadon inserts to cover most of the opening. Looked really nice.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:32 PM   #12
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How much time do you spend in there?
What are you doing that takes so much time?
Come camping time the kitchen is MINE, ALL MINE. Make it the way YOU want it.
Why aren't you making supper to give her a holiday?
Ouch! I suppose some of us like to cook and others microwave and my wife does the cooking and the kitchen is hers,
whether I like it or not.
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We put a cutting board over our sink, so we could use it as counter top when we don't need to wash anything. Maybe you can make a cutting board cover for one side of the sink so it is there when you need it, but counter top when you don't. We found an inexpensive cutting board that is just the right size at biglots. Good luck with what ever you decide to do!
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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.
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