Outside Kitchen

Ready to start cooking. Preparing meals outside is a great RV tradition.

One of my favorite parts of RVing is the food.  Getting out with family and putting together a great meal.  I know this sounds challenging with a small travel trailer, but it isn’t.  Just requires some careful planning.  Regardless of the size of unit, I find outdoors is the place to prepare a big meal.  My goal here is to provide some inspiration for others when setting up an outside kitchen for their RV. 

All compartments on our Sonic 150 VRB will accommodate the small “action packer”.

The Sonic 150 VRB that I am using has more practical storage than many larger RV’s that I have used.  The outside storage compartments are the perfect size to accommodate small action packer totes.  It’s a great way to stay organized.  Especially for hoses and cords as they get tangled when just put loose into a compartment. 

This camp kitchen has been around for 50 years. Shown here with a Northern Spirit I used a few years ago.

I use a Coleman camp kitchen.  It has been in the family since I was a kid.  It folds up into a case that fits perfectly under the sofa.  We do carry the Kuma camp kitchen in our parts department at Trailblazer RV.  It is lighter and easier to store.  I just can’t part with the old one. 

Added a outdoor faucet to use with the kitchen.

One of the many modifications I have made to the Sonic is a outside water outlet.  I find it so much easier to have running hot and cold water at the outside kitchen.  The layout of the Sonic makes the addition of the outside water a simple install as the plumbing is in the perfect spot. 

Low pressure quick couple. For running low pressure appliances. Standard feature on the Sonic.
I use a barbeque that has low pressure and regulated high pressure attachment. The high pressure control can be used with small disposable cylinder. Handy for picnics away from camp.

The Sonic comes standard with a low-pressure propane hook-up at the rear of the unit.  I have a low-pressure and high-pressure hook-up for my barbeque.  We sell a stainless-steel version of my barbeque in our parts department.  The advantage of a barbeque that works on either high or low pressure is that it can be used with a portable propane bottle if you want to take it on a picnic or tailgate party. 

I also installed a high-pressure connector at the propane tank.  I have an assortment of hoses and tees that I can use off the high-pressure side of the trailer’s propane system.  This allows me to use a stove with high output burners.  We like to take our stove top rice cooker and wok.  These items work better with lots of heat.  The pressure inside a propane tank is 100-200 PSI.  This is regulated down to less than one half a PSI.  Any fitting on the high-pressure side of the system are threaded primus fittings.  The low-pressure side can use quick coupler fittings.  It is extremely important to get professional advice on using propane appliances with your RV’s propane system.  At Trailblazer RV we carry a great selection of propane fittings and can help assemble a safe and effective setup.

Campfire is a great place to grill.

Over the last 10 years the number of RV sites with power have increased.  When I am heading to a site with power hook-up, we bring an air fryer.  It is a great way to make many great camping treats.  From fried chicken to French fries the air fryer can be a welcome addition to the outside kitchen.  We chose a Ninja air fryer for its large capacity and convenient carrying case.  It fits comfortably in an outside storage compartment. 

Another great cooking feature outdoors is the campfire.  We carry a grill in our parts department that works great over the campfire.  Especially the round metal fire pits.  A great addition to the cooking arsenal. 

Whether camping for the weekend or weeks on end.  Cooking outside is a great RV tradition.