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Old 10-28-2015, 04:28 AM   #1
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Rear kitchen

Looked at a lot of renovated interiors lately, have never seen a wraparound galley area in the rear. We are pondering just that, are there cons to this idea that we're not thinking of? The rear window is below the ideal height for a kitchen countertop, but we can adjust to that (make a dip in the countertop under the window). Basically stovetop (no oven) and bar sink Curbside, micro and storage streetside, fitting the plumbing connections and converter as well. Is this a good idea? Thanks for help past and present

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Old 10-28-2015, 07:06 AM   #2
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It would be easy to cause a very adverse effect on the trailer's towing characteristics by installing heavy items (which include kitchen fixtures and appliances) in the rear of the trailer. Having the correct amount of the trailer's weight on the hitch is critical in avoiding dangerous sway.

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Old 10-28-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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The 61-63 Bambi has the kitchen in the back. That is the reason for the small window in the back.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:29 AM   #4
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These trailers are not quite the "blank canvas" that you might think they are. They fit together like puzzle pieces, and just because you have removed the pieces doesn't mean its easy to start over. For example, You will have various holes in the shell, like for the plumbing vent stacks, the stove vent, the refrigerator chimney, the furnace, and the water heater. If you decide to move all these things around, then you have to patch up the old holes, and create some new ones. Closets and cabinetry are strategically located to hide vent pipes, and ugly appliances (water heaters, converters, furnace, etc.).

The weight issue is a major one as well, and not only for the quality of the towing experience. The 70's era trailers are already known for rot and rear end separation. Positioning a lot of heavy appliances back there is only going to aggravate the situation.

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Old 10-28-2015, 09:33 AM   #5
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I wouldn't want a rear kitchen - too much potential tossing around.
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