Kitchen units for camper trailers..

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 17:44
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Evening all...
We're about to have an off road trailer built (at last) to fit a tent top to, it's going to have 15" tyres 7 leaf eye to eye springs with shockies, the sides will be 500 mm.
Now to get to the question, the kitchen unit will slide out from the back with the stove mounted on the top section of the unit (similar to the Drifta units), my lord and master is concerned that the stove will be very high for her to use with comfort, being verticly challenged as she is. How high are they normally? and how do you get around the height problem (without using a milk crate). If anyone has any good picies or sites would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:46

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:46
Hullo Boo,
Drifta kitchens have 3 models. A swing out that costs about $650, a pull out $900 and a pull out free standing with swing down legs to set up camp kitchen wherever you want it for about $990. The units themselves are 430mm high so depending on the trailer height you work it out. The free standing one is independently height adjustable. I thought about building my own setup that's why I've got the brochures. Hope this may help a bit. Rus. ps Their website is as you would probably work out.
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Follow Up By: Wisey (NSW) - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 17:46

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 17:46
R & M

Did you end up building your own? I am looking at the drifta model for my ute.
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Reply By: D-Jack - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 14:09

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 14:09

Have the stove dropped a little in the design - maybe a part of the top shelf can flip up to expose the stove, then when you want the bench space but no stove, put the lid down.

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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:38

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:38
Andy, no we haven't built our own. I looked at all the other projects on the go and I realistically decided that although it would be fun to build, I would most likely get 3/4 the way through and lose interest. We will save and buy one second hand. I was going to use the tub that came off the back of the Navara and build an off road chassis to fit underneath. That's as far as I've got. Rus.
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Reply By: Boo - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:58

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:58
Thanks for the feedback people, the design we've come up with does have the stove top flush with the top of the kitchen box and after doing some remeasuring today the height problem may not be as bad as we first thought as we think the top of the kitchen bench and stove top will sit around 1100mm from the ground, I assume this is similar to other peoples setups.
Thanks, Boo.
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Follow Up By: shawie - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 21:23

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 21:23

I built my own kitchen, can't afford a drifta. Cost me about $150, made from 12mm ply, stretches the length of the trailer 6Ft and around 400mmx400mm. Has a flip up lid which exposes the stove or when down can be a benchtop.

Three fold down doors at the front with shelving. The entire unit slides out of the trailer with legs that slide down and held in place by grub screws to support unit.

Hope this helps, unit can be knocked up in a couple of hours.

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Follow Up By: HeyDad - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 21:23

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 21:23
just a note to remember. The Kitchen bench we all use at home is based upon 900mm thus the camper would be 200mm higher.

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