January 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm #1568wcammackParticipant
As I wait out the cold season up here in Vermont, I’m starting to plan out what I want my kitchen to look like for my camper. I opted to design my own, instead of going with the galley module option provided by CLC. I’m curious what other people have done with the galley space. I’m a professional cook, so I really want to maximize the space for cooking. I do like all the storage the CLC galley module has, but I want a little more flexibility with the space for cooking. I’m thinking about constructing an additional counter that would hook onto the edge of the galley and extend outward, forming a sort of L-shaped kitchen. Other features I’m thinking I’ll include are a Coleman two burner gas stovetop, a large cutting board, and maybe a space for a water jug. Also just trying to figure out how to maximize storage space (I have lots of cooking gear like a dutch oven, emersion blender, pasta roller, etc.)…
Anyways, I’d love to see/hear what others have come up with. I’m open to any suggestions or ideas, Thanks!February 17, 2020 at 1:09 pm #2901wudboatVTParticipant
Wondering how your kitchen turned out. I’m in the pre-build “phase” and also considering doing something a little more custom than the CLC option. Share photos if you can.February 21, 2020 at 4:03 am #2907
I only just saw this post so sorry for the late response – maybe some of this info might still be useful.
I think building your own kitchen is a good idea.While the CLC module looks good it is very expensive for what it is and in practice I found that the comparment sizes (e.g. the plate shelf) were too small for the camping wares that I already have and indeed a bit small for any decent sized plates anyway. I did modify mine slightly by using the space where the speakers go for a built in cutlery drawer on one side and and additional open storage area on the other.
What I have found to be the biggest problem is keeping stuff in place during transit. The TD is very light and my trailer suspension quite firm so it bounces quite a bit on the road meaning that literally everything, even the cutlery within the dividers in the drawer, rearranges itself during the journey. If I were doing it again I would make my own module and consider how everything I wanted to leave in the trailer could be secured for transit.
To combat some of this I have added a vertical plate rack into which plates slot firmly and a magnetic spice/condiment rack to hold jars in place. I’ll take some pictures and post when I next uncover the TD in case they might be of use (it is under cover for the winter so not easily accessible). I also use a Coleman two burner unleaded stove which fits okay in front of the galley module. I attached four sucker feet to it which hold it very firmly in place at all times so it can stay in the galley area during transit but can still be removed for cleaning up if necessary.
Hope the build is going well.
AndrewFebruary 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm #2913February 24, 2020 at 4:20 pm #2914February 24, 2020 at 4:20 pm #2915February 24, 2020 at 4:23 pm #2917February 24, 2020 at 4:24 pm #2918February 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm #2920February 24, 2020 at 4:26 pm #2921February 24, 2020 at 4:44 pm #2924wudboatVTParticipant
Hey, thanks. I love the suction cups and magnets. Great ideas!
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