Originally Posted by BroncoHauler
Originally Posted by HappyCamper
.... We have a chuck box that SMB built a special cabinet to hold. It can be used inside the van or outside. Once in camp, we set it up on the table, add a portable stove and a water cube and we have a great camping kitchen...
Come on, you can't tease us like that and then not post any pictures.
I looked online and couldn't find this unit for sale. Here is a link to a similar unit but the product is 'no longer available': http://www.outdoorbasics.com/outdoor...=2006_f30cb2af
The box was still being made about 4 years ago when I bought one for my son from Sportsman's Warehouse. Unfortunately, they changed the top and the new design won't work in our cabinet. The top hinges on the sides (2 overlapping pieces). It would not be possible to open the box while mounted in the van.
Sadly I didn't have any photos out camping but did have the unit inside for a full clean out after a 2+ week trip. Just like camp food, it's not quite as good at home. But I took a few photos to give you the idea.
We usually put the chuck box on a bench seat on the picnic table but you can also position it on a picnic table or even on the ground. Setting up the kitchen including connecting the stove to a 7 lb propane tank, filling the water cube, spreading the tablecloth, etc., takes one person less than 5 minutes.
Remember, this is an 18 year old van ... not a shiny new one.
To bring this back on topic, wouldn't a working hot water faucet be the perfect addition! I love the Coleman's spigot design. Now, to figure out how to make one with a more reliable system ....