Originally Posted by 4slice
Despite the real concerns brought up regarding granite, it is feasible if done right.
If you are really into food, a granite counter top is much more useful than the alternatives. (If you're not into making your own pasta, pastry, or candy, the this won't matter--move along, corian and other materials are quite adequate. )
As you'll see from others on this forum, using granite or even marble is a reasonable alternative; all you have to do is have it fabricated and install it correctly (see postings above).
I wouldn't install stone unless the size of my Airstream allowed a surface area capable of the aforementioned pasta, pastry or candy fabrication.
I will say that preparing pasta, pastry or candy in your Airstream and presenting the finished product to your wife and her gal pals will get you a lot farther into their affections than any macho TV, trailer, or sporting goods management skills will get you. You pull off a stunt like that and you've got a free pass for as many early morning fishing or late afternoon tavern sessions as you want.
And isn't that what it's all about?
(Tim of Tool Time will back me up on this).