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Old 09-27-2002, 12:13 PM   #1
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Cutting Board

On my Scamp 13, I pulled the flatware drawer out, drilled two holes through the bottom near the back, put drawer back in and dropped two bolts thru the holes. Now the drawer pulls almost all the way out, stops and droops little in front (if I want to remove the drawer, I just lift the bolts).

I found (at Target, I think) a plastic cutting board that is exactly the right size to insert at the back of the drawer between the fiberglass cabinet and the drawer sides, with the front edge resting on the drawer front; it is level because of the droopy drawers (no relation to Charles' Drawers).

The back edge of a wooden cutting board could be rabbeted or extended to accomplish the same thing (extension could be sized for the slot, allowing a larger board if preferred). When not in use my board is stowed nearby against the forward edge of the cabinet, on edge on the bottom bunk.

I prefer the drawer-top to a sink-mounted or stove-mounted cutting board, because it's not in my way when I don't need it, I can cook'n cut simultaneously, it provides extra counter space, and I keep a container full of sink stuf in the sink when traveling (stuf is contained in the sink from jumping around), YMMV.

Drawback is if I need to withdraw the board to get something out of the drawer, but I keep my cutting knives in a block secured to the counter top aft of the faucet, so that is very seldom.
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Old 09-27-2002, 12:24 PM   #2
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Draw Stop

Pete,

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That is a great tip about the draw stop bolts. I gotta do that
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:41 PM   #3
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Cutting Boards

I'm got a DIY over-sink cutting board. To me, it's not so much so we've got the cutting board, but it's just for the additional counter space. Perhaps we're still coming off the tent camping too recently, but we've yet to do any cooking in the camper. We just set up our little portable propane stove on a folding table under the awning and do all our cooking and prep work out there.

The only thing we've actually used the sink for is to toss wet dishrags into while on the road. :)
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Old 09-28-2002, 03:51 PM   #4
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As I said, YMMV re: likes and dislikes in kitchen.

When it's hot out or I otherwise don't care to cook inside my Egg or I need more burners, I set up my one-burner Coleman stove on the tailgate of my truck.

I have some ropes and bungees set up to quickly deploy a green tarp between my truck and Egg to cover the tailgate area in sun and rain.

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Old 09-28-2002, 04:06 PM   #5
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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3d9618677cff9Cutboard.jpg/>

Here's a photo of Pete's cutting board (No Rat Zone). Board stows between side of counter and storage box (former water container, normally pushed down so cushion holds it up).

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Old 09-28-2002, 04:16 PM   #6
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Tailgating in Rain

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3d961a66eb644AtCamp.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3d961b4e415eeLadyRats.jpg/>

Above is photo of Rollin' RatHaus with rain shelter over tailgate, and just for the fish, I added a second photo (RatLadies going for a ride on a dog named Lady).


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Old 09-28-2002, 04:39 PM   #7
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Rat ladies

They really ARE rodents. I had pictured little knee biters that looked like rats or even rat terriers. :hap2
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Old 09-28-2002, 09:32 PM   #8
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Reality

Some folks have a hard time with reality and will develop all sorts of rationalizations and delusions to avoid facing the truth...

One lady on the Casita Forum decided that my wife's nickname must be Rats.

If it makes you feel any better, the rats are a.k.a. Long-Tailed Norwegian Hamsters.

Pete and the HamsterLadies (Ratanna, Rattanya and Rattascha)
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Old 09-29-2002, 05:52 AM   #9
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I didn't intend to offend either you or your travelling companions, sorry.
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Old 09-29-2002, 06:14 PM   #10
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Har! I did NOT take offense but confess that I should have made use of ;) .

I'm pretty sure the RatLadies took no offense because they are used to people :chased screaming 'Eeek, rats! Ugh!' as they run away, plus rats can hardly read at all being very nearsighted and I enforce my laptop keyboard as a No Rats Zone....:) It seems that rats are not as universally cherished as, say, Nutria.

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Cute Rats

Hi Pete
If someone had told me years ago that I would ever own a rat much less like one I would have told them they were nuts. BUT
My then 8 year old daughter wanted one so I relented and off we went to get her rat. I must admit though that of all the small animals we have had before and after, he was by far the nicest. He was so intelligent and sociable. He never once dirtied outside his cage. He loved to be held and you almost knew what he was thinking. Smart, Smart little critter. We were all sad when he died.

So you camp with your rats! And I thought that we were the only crazy ones by taking the new bunny with us this past summer. He actually enjoyed camping and was no bother at all. We kept his cage on the top bunk at night.
Nancy
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rats

Har! I'm not exactly "camping" with the rats, we are fulltiming in the Scamp and happen to spend a lot of time in campgrounds. I've had single and multiple rats, and prefer the multiples as they are very social and get lonely alone. By far, males make better LapRats.:wub

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