I prefer to wash dishes outside. This cheapie invention (parts under $15) makes it easier. The dishpan and storage crate happen to be the same size. Unfortunately, I had bought the drain first and the plumbing got a little elaborate. To have enough room I had to add height with some wood pieces. If you used a simpler hole and plug arrangement you might not need the extra height and the design would be more elegant. I like the real kitchen sink look tho, and the strainer works great. It connects to the portable gray water tank. It takes up some space in the truck, but I think it's worth it.