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Old 03-12-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about building one of these for quite a while now - so I finally did it. Took it to Edisto Beach State Park (South Carolina) over the past weekend. The weather was great and the chuck box worked as intended
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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Wow! That's a beauty! I see a coffee pot on top and a toaster oven inside. Is the burner stove a separate table that you bring along? It's hard to tell from the photo. The campground must be spectacular if the number of conch shells is any indication!
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The table is a basic plastic topped fold-up. I've made cutouts in the top for the stove and a sink. The whole set-up makes a handy outdoor kitchen. The attached pic may show it a bit better.

Edisto is a great little beach! The conch collection is outside of the park, a bit further down the island on a preserve where shell collecting is not allowed. The off shoot is that beach goers at the preserve decorate driftwood with a variety of shells. It's a fun place to visit.
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I have the same table ( I think - sure looks familiar ) and it weighs a ton all by itself.
Have you weighed yours and all the appliances?
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:18 AM   #5
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Glenn, you probably do have the same table, they're ubiquitous! And yes, it is hefty. I'm not sure I even want to know what it all weighs - the knowledge might lead to spending $$$.

(At some future date I plan to replace it with a lighter, aluminum framed unit)
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I leave mine at home because of the weight. I have a folding aluminum table of the same dimensions and I don't recommend it either. The table top is some sort of pressed cardboard with a plastic coating. It sags under its own weight, becoming a light weight swimming pool in the rain.
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I was looking for a chuckbox also to provide organization and storage for some of my cooking gear. During my research, I found what is called a CampMate chuckbox. It was discontinued about 7 years ago, but I was able to find one on Craigslist for a reasonable price. It is not too heavy or unwieldy and holds an amazing amount. The top of the unit can be used as a sink.
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Steve & Jana, WOW great Job on your chuck wagon set up. Hany especially on a long stay. Alice Love the CampMate! They should still be making these.
This is the set up I use, Then have another set up for week long stays.
Got the table at yardsale for $12. what a find.
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Nice looking camp kitchen and chuck box. Any problem with raccoons?
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:26 PM   #10
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Those Campmates are rare and desirable. We have an old plywood homemade chuck box that came with a used popup we bought in the mid 70's. Still have it in our 2nd popup, a '73 Starcraft. For our winter snowbird site we have one of those folding tables with the hanging storage pouches underneath. There's a company making aluminum chuck boxes in a couple different sizes. Nice but expensive!
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mounted to the back

nice setup, sure to make friends at breakfast time.
at first i though the box was mounted to the back of the trailer, perhaps to a rear hitch mount like for a bike rack. That may be an interesting setup, like a teardrop, if you could get it road worthy!
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There is a Campmate Chuck box on Ebay now @ $98.
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And another over $200!! 3 days bidding left on the $98 one?
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