For the glamper - my (mostly) PVC pipe under-awning kitchen

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    We've been camping with a similar arrangement for several years now but I've recently perfected the product and must say it works rather nicely. I have also made an extended counter for my Santa Fe's outside stove that works very nicely and gives one that all-important extra counter space. Let me know if you want a copy of the .pdf of this kitchen and I'll try to get one off to you. It's made of 3/4 and 1/2 inch PVC pipe and two bread-racks from a commercial bakery. [​IMG]
     
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    That is super nifty!!! I'd love to do that. Do you have a list of materials? It looks so useful and breaks down easily. Love it :)
     
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    You have made yourself one fantastic camp kitchen!
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Great idea.. Thanks for sharing
     
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    I'll have to get on a materials list and construction details but it is pretty straight forward. You have to get the racks first then build to suit them. I had two of these that I formed in an L-shape but that was a bit much. The extended side mounted outside stove/counter is lighter and easier to haul and set up. Here is a pic of the packing up - we had an old sleeping bag that the whole thing slips into and that keeps it from scuffing the trailer's cabinets.
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    That is neat. I see in another post here someone has something similar but also has a tilted awning on the top...

    Roy Ken
     
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    I saw that Roy, I use my PUP's awning then put a blue tarp out towards the back and one out to the door side to add about 400 sq ft to the kitchen area outside the PUP so I didn't need the awning on the kitchen. We support the tarps onto the PUP's awning and prop the corners with posts salvaged from a failed easy-up. We also have a Camp Chef "range" that sits on a nesting shelf set under the tarp that gives us two more burners and a very nice oven. We tend to be the gathering site for our large extended family camping reunions so this might not be for everyone.
     
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    That's really nice but too much for me. We camp in bear country most of the time and all food-related things have to be packed away in the TV every night. I see plenty of people who don't do that and that's fine, let brother bruin go and visit them instead of me!! [:O] Our cooking gear is all small, simple and quick to stow.
     
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    I'm with you. I live in (black) bear country so I know from experience what they can do and how sensitive their sense of smell is. We also camp in bear country but the campground we use has not had a big problem with the bruins. We do put our food and trash up and wash up everything after eating and we've not had any issues even with the ubiquitous skunks and coons. I'd prefer light camping as well if I was moving around a lot and not having as many as 30 in my campsite for dinner, but . . .
     
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    Actually, I've retired this kitchen. I have another one that is much more useful. Instead of baker's racks, I have two 6' Lifetime brand folding tables that make much better counter/prep space, don't let stuff drift/drip onto the lower racks and are much lighter to haul - maybe half the weight of this one. I'll post on it soon but it is all PVC pipe and fittings, with the exception of three EMT conduit inside cross members as stiffeners. It looks much the same but it is a lot easier to store and haul and can be put up or broken down in less than 10 minutes. Watch for the post if you are interested.
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    I LOVE THIS!! SUPER GREAT* IDEA !!! Thank You Soo much.
    Do you need my email . I'd love a copy how to do this!
    Thank You Again
     
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    Be happy to send it to you. PM me. There is a copy in Resources you can download though. It is the revised version, much better than the first - based on two Lifetime tables you can get at Lowes or Home Depot, etc. I think I still have the original plans too, but they are much heavier and it is not as easy to get the bakers racks than the tables. etc.
     
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    I'm new here as well... I don't know how to pm on here yet. lol
    A couple of questions if you dont mind
    Thats a great idea...:)
    How long is the set up and, about, what is approx. Weight....:)
     
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    I can set it up or tear it down in less than 20 minutes. Mostly it just pops together. The current design probably weighs about 30 lbs - most of that weight is the two tables the rest is pretty much PVC pipe and a bit of hardware. The old design was heavier, maybe 65 lbs - most of that weight was the four heavy baker's racks - each is probably twice the weight of one table.
     
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