Kitchen Kit/Chuck Box

This is the kitchen I built last saturday. It's based on an IKEA cupboard called "PS". I cut off the legs and chopped the top so it fits in my trailer. It's not finished now, I'll add a sink and an extension for the cooker, but my wife already is very happy with it.

Happy wife, happy life :)

Markus
 

Corey

OverCamping Specialist
I bought this Friday, it should ship Thursday or Friday of this week.
They are customizing it for me by adding two cables like my wood chuckbox has.
This way the door will not flop down, and can be held horizontally to use it for a food prep surface with my cutting board.
https://trailkitchens.com/collections/portable-camp-kitchens/products/king-charles

This weighs a lot less than my current beast, but I will have to cut back on what I carry.
Plus there is no door on top like my current one to house the stove.
They have the stove on the bottom in their pics, but I will use that for plates/bowls/etc.
 
This is the kitchen I built last saturday. It's based on an IKEA cupboard called "PS". I cut off the legs and chopped the top so it fits in my trailer. It's not finished now, I'll add a sink and an extension for the cooker, but my wife already is very happy with it.

Happy wife, happy life :)

Markus
I like this. Any details or build pictures? How did you do the top?
 

Corey

OverCamping Specialist
After we got back from vacation up at Mount Rainier National Park the second week of August, I began the hunt for a smaller/lighter chuckbox.
I did not rally care for the other wooden offerings on the market, and I was going to pull the expensive trigger on the Kanz Kitchen, but he is pretty much out of business for now.

Then I came across the King Charles Chuckbox by Trail Kitchens who make assorted camping kitchen setups.
I spoke with them about adding a cable to the front door to hold it horizontal like my wooden one, and they said they could do that.
This way I can set a cutting board on there and chop away.
I wanted an upper compartment added to house the stove like on my old chuckbox, but they could not do that they said.



You can put a stove all the way on the bottom as seen on Trail Kitchens website, but I am using that for plates/bowls, etc.
I will have to hunt for a bag for the Camp Chef Denali stove.
Camp Chef has one, but they are out of stock, so I may have to look elsewhere for one.

Overall I am very pleased with the new chuckbox.
Fully loaded it weighs less than the empty wooden chuckbox.
The wooden one loaded weighs in between 80 to 100 lbs, simply too much for me to be lifting in and out of the rig these days.

I may look in the future to the FJ Cruiser plate system by Goose Gear, and add in their fridge slide module with a drawer on top.
Where they show the fridge, I could just put the new chuckbox in there instead.
This way I could slide out the chuckbox and actually cook off the back of the rig.
That will take a lot of planning though, as I would have to delete my current cargobox, and go with a drawer system of theirs on the other side of the fridge or kitchen module.

Links:

Trail Kitchens Website

The King Charles Chuckbox

Pics and one video:



You do loose the upper stove compartment like I had on the wooden chuckbox built by member Pat Lambert, but this new box is so easy to lift, even fully loaded





My old silverware tray fit just fine in the upper pull out tray, and it has more sections than the one they included



The old paper towel holder works (yeahhhhhhhh), but alas the one for a hand towel will not work



Inside shot of the sections, and I fit just about everything I had in the old chuckbox
I did switch from the heavy Magma 10 piece cookset to the GSI Pinnacle Base Camper non stick Large and Small cookset.
Customer service there did a test fit for me and found that all the pots from the small set will nestle in with the large set just fine.
I found the large set I had the pots were just too big if you only had to heat up a small item.

 
After we got back from vacation up at Mount Rainier National Park the second week of August, I began the hunt for a smaller/lighter chuckbox.
I did not rally care for the other wooden offerings on the market, and I was going to pull the expensive trigger on the Kanz Kitchen, but he is pretty much out of business for now.

Then I came across the King Charles Chuckbox by Trail Kitchens who make assorted camping kitchen setups.
I spoke with them about adding a cable to the front door to hold it horizontal like my wooden one, and they said they could do that.
This way I can set a cutting board on there and chop away.
I wanted an upper compartment added to house the stove like on my old chuckbox, but they could not do that they said.



You can put a stove all the way on the bottom as seen on Trail Kitchens website, but I am using that for plates/bowls, etc.
I will have to hunt for a bag for the Camp Chef Denali stove.
Camp Chef has one, but they are out of stock, so I may have to look elsewhere for one.

Overall I am very pleased with the new chuckbox.
Fully loaded it weighs less than the empty wooden chuckbox.
The wooden one loaded weighs in between 80 to 100 lbs, simply too much for me to be lifting in and out of the rig these days.

I may look in the future to the FJ Cruiser plate system by Goose Gear, and add in their fridge slide module with a drawer on top.
Where they show the fridge, I could just put the new chuckbox in there instead.
This way I could slide out the chuckbox and actually cook off the back of the rig.
That will take a lot of planning though, as I would have to delete my current cargobox, and go with a drawer system of theirs on the other side of the fridge or kitchen module.

Links:

Trail Kitchens Website

The King Charles Chuckbox

Pics and one video:



You do loose the upper stove compartment like I had on the wooden chuckbox built by member Pat Lambert, but this new box is so easy to lift, even fully loaded





My old silverware tray fit just fine in the upper pull out tray, and it has more sections than the one they included



The old paper towel holder works (yeahhhhhhhh), but alas the one for a hand towel will not work



Inside shot of the sections, and I fit just about everything I had in the old chuckbox
I did switch from the heavy Magma 10 piece cookset to the GSI Pinnacle Base Camper non stick Large and Small cookset.
Customer service there did a test fit for me and found that all the pots from the small set will nestle in with the large set just fine.
I found the large set I had the pots were just too big if you only had to heat up a small item.

thank you for your great Video ~~
 

Corey

OverCamping Specialist

Corey

OverCamping Specialist
Well, I placed an order for the Blue Ridge one, thanks again for the link.
They were getting ready to ship the Camp Chef bag via Amazon, hopefully I got it canceled in time, but they already charged me :D

The Blue Ridge one is so much nicer.
My Denali stove has about the same dims as the Everest, so hopefully it is a good fit.
 
Well, I placed an order for the Blue Ridge one, thanks again for the link.
They were getting ready to ship the Camp Chef bag via Amazon, hopefully I got it canceled in time, but they already charged me :D

The Blue Ridge one is so much nicer.
My Denali stove has about the same dims as the Everest, so hopefully it is a good fit.
You should be able to return the Amazon purchase if you weren't able to cancel in time.

Just cite the web description as being inaccurate and there should be no charge to return.


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Corey

OverCamping Specialist
You should be able to return the Amazon purchase if you weren't able to cancel in time.

Just cite the web description as being inaccurate and there should be no charge to return.


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Thanks, got it in time, and they should be reversing the charge, I do not think it ever went through all the way since it did not ship.
The Blue Ridge one shows up Wednesday.
 
Hope you like it.

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how it works; https://youtu.be/91_USNHoAuQ
The chuck box in the movie is a mockup, not the finished chuck box in the pictures.

Hi,

we got the price down to 795 euro incl. VAT.
This is great news for us and maybe for you too.

We are not (with great regret) shipping to the US at the moment.
There are some improvements/modifications, so we want to sell the ”left overs” in Europe and then make a new (better)batch which can be shipped to the US.

This is just to inform you that we made some improvement in price, . . and quality

;-)

It will take some time to produce the new kitchens, I wil keep you all posted.

We made a sort of a movie to show how it works.
Don’t mention my dog and me being nervous ;-), there were many curious people around on this field.

https://youtu.be/phtic7xzHzM

Best Regards,
Hans