Thanks for the links! I built a larger cutting board yesterday with magnets that should be strong enough to keep the board mounted to the inside of the swing out door on the back. I'll need to test the idea on the trails but the magnets make removing the cutting board from the fender quite difficult so I think it'll work.Thanks and yes! We absolutely had the same idea... set up a quick, easy, efficient, effective kitchen without putting holes into the new trailer!
For the kitchen counter, we just drilled two holes in the board and attached it with carriage bolts, washers and wingnuts to the two tie down points on the side of the trailer. The board itself was 3/4 "birch" plywood, just jigsawed it, sanded the edges, and saturated it with cutting board oil (mineral oil). Too soft to be a true cutting board but much lighter/cheaper. It gets stowed in the main compartment between the two slide-outs. Here's closeups:
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As for the stove, we absolutely love our Eureka Ignite Plus, because it's large enough to fit 2 12" pans side by side. Amazingly, it fit in the compartment! We just removed the locking handle on the slide-out. Btw it's on sale until tomorrow at REI:
Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Stove
And then the paper towel holder and spice racks... my partner found these and they're absolutely perfect. She found them on Amazon, and they've proven to have nice strong magnets. There are a couple different versions to suit your needs, so maybe look around on Amazon for similar items. We stow some of them on the inside of the door of the main compartment.
Magnetic paper towel holder and spice racks
Also she found a set of small magnetic hooks on Amazon that have been invaluable for hanging up various items when we camp. Something like these:
Magnetic hooks 22 lbs
Btw, the two stacking Sterilite drawers in the kitchen compartment have been perfect for us. Still leaves a bit of room on the sides and in front of it to stow awkward items. Highly recommended! We store all our cups, bowls and plates in there, plus a great set of nesting mixing bowls and miscellaneous kitchen items. We store our cutlery in a tray above the drawers. I believe these are the ones, but would have to double check the size:
Sterilite stacking drawer
Best of luck in building your setup! Let us know if you have any more questions. We've been extremely happy with keeping it low-tech, simple and inexpensive.
I still need to treat the wood with Boos Block oil but posting some photos as is now. I might round out the corner by the stove like yours, going to try it like this once and then decide.
I'm definitely ordering that paper towel shelf, that thing looks perfect, thanks again!
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