Thanks for the response Steve.
Funny you should mention the countertop size, and the possibility of extending it over the furnace location.
I asked the wife about this just last night.... and her response was simple.
"it probably needs more cabinet space as it is!"
So I think she is okay with the countertop space.
And it is the same size as our current camper, and it does work great.
IMO the dining table will be utilized quite a bit during food prep and cleanup. As we currently do not have a dining table.
Im still considering FRP. But I REALLY dont like the UV problem. I really wish there was an inexpensive and readily available UV resistant FRP on the market.
Cold camping creates a big need for indoor kitchens and toilets. Beyond the obvious problems associated with trying to cook or pee in a blizzard, being able to keep the doors and windows shut is a large efficiency benefit.
Open the door once in '10 degree weather and you can basically kiss all of that warm interior air goodbye. So the furnace has to burn that much more propane to re-heat things.
I was hoping to work in a slight crown for the roof, but it creates a host of problems. Primary one being insulation. The foam insulation does not do bends very well. At all. And unless I raise the overall camper height, I would have to lower the wall height. I dont see either being an option right now. So the front roof portion will remain flat. Though it will be framed and skinned very strong, to avoid any sagging that would result in moisture ponding.