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Old 07-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #41
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:33 AM   #42
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Just bought a 266RBS with the full outdoor kitchen and have only made one trip but 100% of the cooking was completed outside. This was something much like yourself did we want bunks or a kitchen and because we have no children took the kitchen and very glad we did. If you are able to go with the longer camper that offers both do it would be my advice!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:13 AM   #43
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We love the outdoor kitchen on our Springdale. That was the selling point for me and have not regretted it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #44
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We have an outside kitchen and we love it. We added a Dometic ice machine that we keep in the outside kitchen also. We never have to worry about buying ice again and most all of our cooking and tailgating is done outside at the kitchen. Don't know what we ever did without it...
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #45
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We have an outside kitchen and we love it. We added a Dometic ice machine that we keep in the outside kitchen also. We never have to worry about buying ice again and most all of our cooking and tailgating is done outside at the kitchen. Don't know what we ever did without it...
What size water tank are you using for an ice maker? I would love to have one, but I don't have a very large tank.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #46
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I love ours. Now that we have it, I'll never have another camper without it. We have been doing most of the cooking outside. It's a bummer to have a 110 fridge, but oh well. My only complaint is that the BBQ grill hose doesn't completely reach around to the kitchen, but I'm going to buy a longer one since Keystone is being goofy about it.

We have the same kitchen in our 312bh. I did not like having to empty the fridge for travel, so I am adding an inverter to power the 110v fridge. The truck will keep the camper's battery charged while travelling, and adding a second battery to the camper should be enough power for a weekend of dry camping. And with the inverter, we will have 110v power for other things.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:40 PM   #47
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We have the same kitchen in our 312bh. I did not like having to empty the fridge for travel, so I am adding an inverter to power the 110v fridge. The truck will keep the camper's battery charged while travelling, and adding a second battery to the camper should be enough power for a weekend of dry camping. And with the inverter, we will have 110v power for other things.
Where are you mounting the inverter and how big of one are you using. I thought about it, but I was concerned about all the bouncing around while the fridge was running.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:50 AM   #48
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We have a 2012 Sundance 3300CK with an outside kitchen with what I would assume is the same Danby fridge. I can't say that I've ever had your issues with mine. Seems to always work fine.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:56 AM   #49
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We have a Sunset Trail 25RB we use for family trips. Can't imagine not having an outside kitchen on a family style camper.

Ours has the sink, fridge, couple drawers, a wee bit of counter space and a place for a TV. The grill is bumper attached.

We use it all - great for the kids to have the drinks in the outside fridge (beer too for the oldies).

The TV outside in this compartment is an idea I hadn't thought we'd use - but it was really nice to have the game on while we were cookin', chattin' and drinkin' - bonus is it's shaded from the sun.

Don't like the idea of a cooktop in these things though. I like some choice where I put my heat, so I have a camp stove with a portable table/workstation for that.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #50
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I miss my outdoor kitchen,we had a 30 ft Outback that had the outdoor kitchen an we loved it,my Cougar 31 RKS dose not have the outdoor kitchen and i do miss it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:51 AM   #51
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Love outside kitchen

We keep so much heat, traffic, dirt, mess out of the unit with the outside kitchen. The big cabinet and fridges on my 303TG make it much easeir to plan the packing process, to keep the food we use outside, outside so we're not back and forth.

My kids wash their hands freqently outside. BONUS!!

We love that the outside sink drains to the black tank, keeps the tank from being all solids, so it flushes out cleaner. I also drain the hot water into the black tank through the outside kitchen before the last dump before hitting the road. Cleans it out really well.

We don't often use coolers anymore, because of our outside fridge (beer/pop/condiments/etc..). Even though it's 110V only, if we kept it shut while on the road; everything keeps pretty cool for a pretty long time, and we just plug back in when we get home.

In now our third season, for the most part, we pack it in the spring, and re-stock enroute to our destinations every weekend. It's so much easier than pack/unpack, moving things around to fit everything, etc.. as we were used to when we had only one fridge, and not as much cabinet space.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #52
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We have a Sprinter 311, and we just had our third outing in it. The outside kitchen is fantastic. We plan on going with small groups (most of my wife's family are RV'ers). The outside kitchen is great for "hosting" at night, we make coffee and wash hands, etc, etc. We keep drinks outside for the kids and some adult beverages. It's just very, very convenient. I'm not sure I would give it up.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:51 AM   #53
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We keep so much heat, traffic, dirt, mess out of the unit with the outside kitchen. The big cabinet and fridges on my 303TG make it much easeir to plan the packing process, to keep the food we use outside, outside so we're not back and forth.

My kids wash their hands freqently outside. BONUS!!

We love that the outside sink drains to the black tank, keeps the tank from being all solids, so it flushes out cleaner. I also drain the hot water into the black tank through the outside kitchen before the last dump before hitting the road. Cleans it out really well.

We don't often use coolers anymore, because of our outside fridge (beer/pop/condiments/etc..). Even though it's 110V only, if we kept it shut while on the road; everything keeps pretty cool for a pretty long time, and we just plug back in when we get home.

In now our third season, for the most part, we pack it in the spring, and re-stock enroute to our destinations every weekend. It's so much easier than pack/unpack, moving things around to fit everything, etc.. as we were used to when we had only one fridge, and not as much cabinet space.
We are planning for an outside kitchen, can you please post an image of yours??
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #54
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Here is mine in a Sprinter 311bhs. I will not have another camper without one!!

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #55
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This like asking "What's the best _________?" You are going to get a variety of answers, all of them with personal opinions. The best thing is for you to personally decide which features YOU think you will like and pursue a floor plan accordingly.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #56
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We have a Laredo 291TG, we use the outdoor kitchen all the time. I donít think we have ever cooked inside.
I think the outdoor kitchen is the best selling feature of the OUTBACK 312BH. It allows everyone to stay outside and spend time together. I have the outdoor kitchen has grill, burner and fridge and think its awesome!

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #57
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+1000 for the outdoor kitchen. We've only had our 303tg out once so far this season and I can't imagine not having it. We used the oven once to make some cinnamon rolls for breakfast and that was only because it was pouring rain outside and I didn't feel like cooking in the rain.

If it was up to me I would love an option of just deleting the oven/stove altogether for more counter space. As long as you have a microwave inside you can always get something cooked in a pinch if it's raining outside.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #58
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Love the outside kitchen, 2nd camper with one. Use fridge for mostly drinks, cuts down on going inside. Also used while cooking etc., but we usually move all but drinks back to the inside fridge when we close up. Plug in when we get home and all is good.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #59
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311bhs here with outdoor kitchen, curious what others with similar use for skillet/pan as the outdoor stove will not handle larger pots, pans, or skillet.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #60
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Our last kitchen had no stove withit just the swing out location for the stove so we used a Coleman stove and griddle. The new one is smaller so the griddle does not fit well. We had down sized many pans and will probably get a smaller square griddle. When we need something more we have a Coleman griddle we can pull out.
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