Camper Trailer Kitchens: What are my options?

Camper trailer kitchens

Camping trips are an exciting, classically Australian pastime. They offer fantastic opportunities to reconnect with our beautiful country, friends and family. In addition to amazing scenery, barbeques, and making memories, what do all great camping trips have in common? Good quality, practical camper trailer kitchens!

The camper trailer kitchens dilemma

There are a number of different types, models, makes of camper trailer kitchens for sale. Some are made for utes, others camper trailers and caravans. Finding and selecting the right one for you can be quite confusing.

To help reduce the stress and overwhelmingness of choosing the right camper trailer kitchen for you, we’ve narrowed down the options to the three top kitchens available at Dunn and Watson. Have a read of our summary of the pros and cons of each kitchen to see which one is best suited for you and your next camping trip.

Camper trailer kitchen designs

The canopy kitchen

Overview

The canopy kitchen boasts a classic two-door design. Made from durable yet lightweight aluminium the unit also features a stainless steel lid on the bottom drawer. The top drawer is a generously sized space that makes storing just about anything and everything you need easy. It’s significant extension capability makes accessing what you need simple too. All in all the canopy kitchen is a standard way for easy storage without taking up too much space in your ute, four-wheel-driver or camper van. 

Special features

  • Flip out bench

The bottom drawer not only works as a drawer (we know, crazy!) but it also features a handy flip out bench and workspace. The stainless steel lid doubles as a perfect surface for your burner or stove, while the flip out bench is great for popping any utensils, food or other items you need.

  • Clamp rings

Atop this nifty canopy kitchen are multiple clamp rings to strap other items and bags to when you’re ready to hit the road. While compact, this kitchen still takes up space so having a specific capability to store stuff above it is excellent.

Extras

This unit does come with the standard collapsible silicone sink, drainer and bucket.

Drawback

Being more compact in size, the dimensions might not suit everybody. 

Specifications

  • 50kg weight capacity
  • 125kg series locking drawer slides
  • Dimensions in mm: 800 L x 500 W x 500 H

Slide out camper trailer kitchen

Overview

The Dunn and Watson standard slide out kitchen is a classic way to incorporate a useful and practical kitchen to your camping vehicle. Australian designed and locally manufactured, it’s the slide out camp kitchen made by camping enthusiasts for camping enthusiasts. The compact design ensures that you have everything you need to use in the kitchen, including a pull-out bench which can be accessed with the drawer closed or open, and a neat tuck-away mechanism for easy pack-up. Composed of aluminium, these units are both light and sturdy so you get the best of both worlds. It’s also available in left and right hand variations. 

Special features

  • Pull out bench

The nifty pull-out bench offers a truly remarkable amount of space for you to pop a barbeque on top or simply use as a decently sized table or workspace. The greatest part is that, unlike some other designs, you don’t need to have the drawer extended or open to access the pull out bench. Got what you need? Excellent – simply slide the kitchen closed and keep the drawer out and usable. 

  • Full extension

Space! Everyone needs space: to work, to prepare food, to find what you need. The standard slide out kitchen offers an unrivalled full extension capacity making it super operable and practical. 

Extras

This camper kitchen comes with the standard silicon sink, drainer and five-litre bucket too. 

Drawback

The lighter weight capacity may not suit everybody’s needs. 

Specifications

  • 40kg weight capacity
  • 125kg drawer slide
  • Dimensions in mm: 1000 L x 450 W x 389 H

Camper Trailer Kitchen 

Overview

The camper trailer kitchen is a camping enthusiast’s dream! Also locally made, these aluminium drawers are of a superlight weight (we’re talking just 16 kilograms here), which means no strain will be placed on your tailgate hinges. Available in left and right hand versions, they can be mounted right onto an existing trailer and offer a ton of handy storage, all of which can be accessed with ease. In addition to the internal storage, the flip out bench is handy for food prep, and the customisation capability of this kitchen means you can easily convert it into a slide out kitchen as well if that suits your preference. 

Special features

  • Super storage

The more-than-generous internal storage allows campers to store everything they need within arm’s reach. The simple to use operation and smooth extension mechanism means you’ll never struggle locating or accessing what you want.

  • Flip out bench

The sturdy flip out bench is not only a practical addition to this camper kitchen unit, it’s also a convenient one as it doesn’t restrict access to the internal storage space at all. The bench itself is sturdy and strong enough for general usage but sacrifices a potential for heavy duty weight capacity to reduce the amount of stress on the camper tailgate below. 

Extras

The collapsible sink, drainer and bucket are all included in this product also. 

Drawback

Unlike the other models, the pull out drawer and flip out table aren’t as conveniently placed relative to one another. 

Specifications

  • 125kg slide
  • Dimensions in mm: 1000 L x 300 W x 350 H

Conclusion

There you have it, a concise guide to the best options of camper trailer kitchen setups

on the market. Rather conveniently, in addition to stocking these high quality and durable products, Dunn and Watson manufacture and sell the entire range of handy products to completely and utterly fit-out your trailer, camper, ute or four-wheel-drive. Locks, handles, gas struts, fasteners you name it!
If, however, you’re still not sure which camper trailer kitchen is right for your specific vehicle and application or you’re not sure what other accessories and products you need, we can help. Our team is always ready, willing and happy to have a more in-depth, personal chat.  Call us on 1300 210 549 or contact us via email.