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Old 02-01-2019, 05:59 PM   #41
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1/3 Outside, 1/3 with stove inside, 1/3 restaurants. We travel to experience local foods, so we cook local, or find a local restaurant that specializes in local cuisine.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:46 PM   #42
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Cooked mostly outside with Oliver. Small galley. Cook mostly inside with Bigfoot, bigger galley and better stove/oven venting. All we do outside is grill. Too much trouble packing all the outdoor stuff away when in bear country, which is about half the time.
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:48 AM   #43
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I think it depends on how your galley is equipped as well. We cook probably 50/50 indoors and out, but I've done the SAM-1 Range Hood Fan conversion, and also installed a Dickinson Marine cooktop. So meal prep indoors is quick, and even strong cooking odors get evacuated immediately.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:04 AM   #44
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I approach cooking when camping just like I do at home.. Simple breakfast (grits eggs) ect inside, and supper outside or , preferably , at a local, non-chain eatery.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:04 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by Brian5305 View Post
While we are fairly new to our Scamp (purchased fall of 2017), and have only used it for a couple dozen days total, we do cook inside. Stove top, oven & broiler. I guess we are not particularly concerned about lingering odors - the food we prepare smells good, and we haven't noticed lingering offensive odors! We do have a range hood. We also cook with a single burner butane stove outside as well as over the fire (pit).
Looking at the picture you posted, yours does not look like any Scamp I've previously seen. Is that an older deluxe layout or has it been modified? It has enough galley space to do some real cooking! It would be fairly easy to add a thin backsplash over the rat fur to keep it clean in the galley.

Now I'm curious what the rest of your trailer looks like...
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:00 PM   #46
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We cook inside unless we are catching and cooking fish. Simple meals and lots of soups and salads. We try to portion things so thereís not leftovers. We camp in New Mexico and ice and snow storms are not uncommon.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:06 PM   #47
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We do both depending on the circumstances. We make everything from tea to coffee to eggs to crepes inside. I bought it with a kitchen so that I could use the kitchen, especially when on the way to our destination and at a rest area or walmart etc.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:56 PM   #48
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We mainly cook outside. We carry a Coleman stove, grill, crock pot, and small toaster oven for simple meals. On rainy days we use the toaster oven indoors or go explore a new restaurant if we are close to a town. We also make coffee every morning inside. (Took the microwave out a few years ago, we hardly ever use it.)
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:01 PM   #49
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I cook in our 13 ft Casita every meal which requires it. I love my cooking, enjoy the lovely aromas and have never been bothered by it. I run the stove fan as well as the ceiling fan. Itís so convenient and donít have to be concerned about wind or rain. Of course we eat outside unless .... well a lot of reasons for eating cozy inside in our itty bitty dinette
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:04 PM   #50
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We don't hesatite to cook inside and use whatever we need, stove or microwave or hotplate. That's why we bought a camper and no longer use a tent. We do perfer to use our grill outside whenever we can tho.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:11 AM   #51
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I Cook in my trailer...

Iím always surprised how many have, but donít use the features of their trailers (bathrooms & kitchens). To each his own, but I cook 2/3 of our meals in our trailer (I do love cooking outside, but not lugging everything in/out). I use the exhaust fan and have no problem with lingering smells, but donít usually cook greasy/splattery foods. Iím pretty tidy so no problems whatsoever. I love my trailer and use it to the fullest!
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:55 PM   #52
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We have a 1988 Boler 1300, finished with "rat fur" inside, in nearly new condition. We're been told that it was never cooked inside by the two prior owners and we have done likewise - we want to keep it looking (and smelling) new. Plus, I enjoy cooking outside!!
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:00 AM   #53
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We just recently acquired our Casita and don't plan on cooking inside except for boiling coffee water and maybe heating up soup when the weather is bad. We have previously put over 175K miles on a truck camper, since 2005, and used an old Coleman 2 burner stove and a small charcoal grill for 99% of our cooking, outside, when on the road with that rig. Didn't want the camper to smell like a burger joint. I don't know, but think, the Casita's carpet covering would absorb food smells in a big way if you cooked in the trailer a lot; but then I could be wrong on that as we are new to casitas.
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:36 AM   #54
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While we own an Escape now, our previous trailer was a 1998 Casita. We were the 2nd or 3rd owner and it didnít have any smells when we bought it, nor when we sold it, and I cooked a lot of meals in that little galley. Perhaps it depends on if you fry or do a lot of cooking with oils? I cooked all kinds of soups, stews, spaghetti sauce, etc, etc, and really, it was fine. I have a really sensitive nose, and can pick up all kinds of scents, and when we would open our trailer at the beginning of the season I would specifically smell for mold or any kinds of odors.

Just use your exhaust/Max Fan folks.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:31 PM   #55
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there's a *very* good way to de-stink things that do get nasty smells, be they mold or cooking or whatever... remove everything from the trailer, go ahead and clean all hard surfaces, vacuum what you can... rent a 'ozone generator' from a local tool rental place, close the vents and windows, leave all the cabinets open, put the ozone generator inside, with its cord hanging out the closed door, and plug it in from outside, leave it running like 4 hours, then unplug it, wait 4 hours or so, then prop open the door to let the trailer ventilate overnight DO NOT GO INSIDE OR BREATH THE AIR COMING OUT OF IT. read any and all warnings that come with the ozone generator before hand, of course.

this will *completely* neutralize any organic smells... works great on things like a used car thats been smoked in, too. with a car, set the hvac to recirculate with the fan on low when you do this to get smells out of the heater core and ac evaportator.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:55 AM   #56
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We prepare almost every meal inside our Escape, either on the range or in the oven. The only cooking we do outside is the Instant Pot, on a folding table under the awning, plugged in to the trailerís exterior outlet. It releases a ton of steam when itís done, and we donít want that inside our waterproof egg.

Always run the range hood vent when cooking and we have no issues with lingering odors. Also no issues with flies or yellow jackets or hornets who also think the eats smell good and try to invite themselves over.

Everything cleans up easy with a spritz of 50/50 distilled vinegar and water and a couple of paper towels.
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:51 PM   #57
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Cooking Inside & Out

I realize this post is quite old, but thought I would add my two cents anyway. I have a Casita, and find that the exhaust fan is sufficient to rid the trailer of the odors created by cooking. However, I do avoid cooking messy foods (bacon, for instance) inside the trailer.

There have been plenty of cold mornings when a pot of coffee and some eggs prepared inside the Casita were just the ticket. I don't have a microwave, but will often re-heat leftovers in a pan on the inside stove.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:37 PM   #58
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However, I do avoid cooking messy foods (bacon, for instance) inside the trailer.
I cook bacon inside my Scamp, but I buy the pre-cooked bacon from Costco, it doesn't splatter at all. But I realize some may not like it. I like it, it gets crisp quickly.
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Old 07-28-2020, 02:28 AM   #59
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I didn't cook anything in my Casita, but I did warm stuff up in the Microwave. This last remodel I took out the stove and moved the microwave to a more convenient place. We also do most of our cooking at home in the Microwave or the grill outside, so that works best on the road as well. We also found that when we were traveling to get someplace, we stopped more at fast foods to be able to where we were going. When we were sight seeing we often ate at restaurants while wandering around.
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:23 AM   #60
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Happier Camper started out as a small fg rental company renting out bolers, 13and 15 trilliums 13 and 16 scamps ,a17 burro and a Perris pacer ,all were great trailers and renters loved but the biggest complaint we got was the kitchen was a waste of space And were never used . This is what led to the idea of having a modular interior with a kitchen that can be used in the trailer or outside the trailer or for the trips when you donít plan to do either you can just leave it home and hope your neighbors will cook for you.
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