Any info on Chuckwagon Kitchens

Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 14:23
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Just a quick query,

I remember seeing some info about a portable kitchen called a chuckwagon (or similar). I have tried to find their web site but can't anymore.

Does anyone recommend them, or something similar? Does anyone know where to buy them?

Cheers

Chris
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 14:55

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 14:55
Chuckwagon , as I recall , was a series of large drawers contained in a cabinet. Not unlike the draw systems for the back of vehicles.

Like this

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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:33

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:33
Portable kitchen could be the drifta. www.drifta.com.au
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Follow Up By: chris_legend_25 - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:52

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:52
Drifta...thats the one!
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:54

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:54
If its drifta you are talking about , they are exceptional. Absolutely highly recommended , but . . . . $$$$$$$$$$$$$

I ended up building my own , loosely based on the Drifta.

If you cant or dont want to build your own . . . drifta is certainly the go
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:52

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:52
Chris - I have one for my LC100 with Engel fridge, two x 20 litre water containers, and drawers. I love it very much - it was expensive and it is heavy but worth it, we think. Does take up a lot of room. Flappa's link is correct. Ours came from Adelaide.
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Reply By: chris_legend_25 - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:53

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:53
Sorry folks - I think I meant the Drifta - the portable kitchen thing-a-me-bob.

Any one used / got one of these?
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 17:05

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 17:05
Chris, as it happens we have BOTH the Chuckwagon and the Drifta!. Both excellent products. The only downside of the Drifta is that the varnish does not like getting wet. We have one of the earlier ones so Luke may have changed the varnish process by now I know he was selling touch up sparay cans at one point. No big deal, just sand back and re-finish. Marine grade ply has not warped or anything. The product was bounced around in a trailer half way around australia and is up to the task. The price is actually pretty good value IMHO for the quality of the product and the amount of little tricks in making it. Mind you I couldn't make one myself if I tried.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 17:10

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 17:10
Thats the point with the Drifta kitchen.

They are really nothing super special that a halfway decent home handyman couldn't build one themselves , but , if you cant or wont , then these ARE the business.

I dont think there is a lot of competition though ?
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:42

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:42
I have a Drifta 200 and I throw it in the back of my Cruiser....love it. Makes life easy, and is not much larger than the boxers I built a while back to carry everything that the Drifta now carries.

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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 01:01

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 01:01
I am in the process of designing my own 'drifter' style kitchen for the camper trailer. Measuring 2000x420x370. Advantage of designing your own means you can consider what you want to fit in it and have it fit exactly (like microwave, 3 burner, camp oven/bbq grate etc) to maximise space. So long that I need support at the end and in middle., but will fit exactly how I want it with the exact room in the trailer to spare when in transit. Not that hard to make if you are good at getting exact measurements. Hard part is desigining. Looking forward to not always having to pull out tubs of food/cooking stuff etc, just pull out even stopping on the side of the road and everything is there for you. Wife is excited too to have a lovely laminated bench top for food prep/dishes etc.

I agree though, with the amount of work that goes into them they are pretty good value for money.

D-Jack
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