One RVer described the problem as, 'Like flipping pancakes with your dishes.' Others have had similar complaints. What is it? It's a reported problem where the kitchen (galley) is located in the rear of a fifth wheel trailer.
The theory is with the kitchen cabinets located aft of the trailer axles, a 'whol lot of shakin' goin' on' for anything not "nailed down" in the rear of the rig. Hence, dishes, cooking utensils, and other lightweight objects in the cabinets are "tossed" from the bouncing motion of the rig.
We've always been "rear living room" fiver folks, and have never had problems with broken dishes. Yeah, we've had a couple of trips through "refrigerator upchuck hell," when we've failed to secure the refrigerator door before hitting a washboard road. Making scrambled eggs with fruit, soda, and a gallon of milk on your galley floor isn't a recommended procedure. Still, we have plenty of cabinets in the living room of our rig. At one time we had a small "walkman" type CD-player mounted on the wall above the living room floor and have found it hanging by its wiring, so maybe there is something to this.
This could be a major concern for newby fifth wheel folks, so we turn to the collective wisdom of our readers. What are your experiences with rear kitchen fifth wheels?
Photos: Fifth Wheel: melvinprice Humpty: brookenovak both on flickr.com
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