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Old 12-30-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
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Kitchen--how to maximize space for cooking?

I find this kitchen really small, lol.

Seriously, how can I maximize counter space? Because there is hardly any. I bought a sink drainer thing that has a cutting board on it, that hooks onto the sink. But even so...
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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Drop or folding shelf brackets. We extended the counter top 16". That piece then folds down, out of the way. Not a perfect solution, but it's something.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:47 AM   #3
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I built a 12" shelf from the end of counter by the stove to the back wall just under the side window (perm. bed). I am getting ready to install a shelf in my new to me Scamp DX and I am going with a 16" shelf on this trailer.
On a Casita 17 there is a louver for make up air for the furnace on the rear end of the kitchen counter. You may need to open a lower cabinet door for furnace make up air with a dropped down counter extension when you run the furnace. (Just an observation.)
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Some folks put a cutting board or their sink cover on top of the opened silverware drawer...

Two things about the Liberty floor plan: on the 17', there's a few extra inches of countertop between the sink and stove; and, the galley's close proximity to the bath makes it easy to put a dishpan on the shower floor, for collecting dirty/no longer using utensils, dishes, etc. while doing meal prep. (It might be easy enough to accomplish the latter with an SD - I don't have experience with it.)
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:56 AM   #5
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Thanks--bpfick--it extends outward across the camper?
Eddie--thanks, not sure I want a shelf along my bed...
Mary F that's a good idea!
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:57 AM   #6
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what we did

when remodeling the Scamp Fiver we removed the stove, never use it, prefer grilling or microwave, have added a small toaster oven for our winter trip .... but, by removing the cooktop we now have over 6' of countertop with just the sink at the far end, added a powerstrip above the backsplash, ready for coffeemaker, bullet, etc. Have bot a BUTANE burner but not tried it yet. Microwave permanently mounted above the fridge.
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Or, you can go outside and use a picnic table. Lots of space. ;-)
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We have always found it easier to sit at the dinette to prep food than to work with limited counter space. Then again, we spend as much time as possible outside when camping (isn't that what it's all about) so most if the time we grill whatever we are eating. Occasionally we use a camp stove, like for certain breakfast fare. We have a good sized vinyl mat we put on the usually grungy campground supplied picnic table or the tailgate of our truck to provide outdoor "counter space."


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cchandka that sounds enterprising, but in the SD, the two burners don't really take up *that* much space...I agree w/ you all about outside, but it's been raining endlessly here in GA...
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I was thinking about the side dinette table, too... What about a flip out or slide out extension there? What if the table itself could rotate or slide on a pedestal so you could stand in the aisle to use it as a prep "island"?
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Do you have an option to build up? Here is a photo of a removable shelf I added to my Scamp. The legs attach using velcro, the thin edge of the back of the shelf grabs the wall with velcro. The whole thing comes apart and stores in the closet while we are on the road.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:33 AM   #12
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Rich--is that thing over your stove? Did you make that? That would really help me if I could jerryrig something like that. And then open my drawer and add a cutting board.

I have a stove vent hood over my stove so I don't think I can add anything there.

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Jon, the dinette table seems a little low? Good idea though.

I've got the bed down permanently, so can't move out in that direction.
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Jon, the dinette table seems a little low? Good idea though.
How about this: Garelick Eez-In adjustable table pedestal

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Found it in this old thread: adjustable table pedestals
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