Let's be honest. There are a few downsides to cooking in your RV. Suffocating that precious cool air in the cabin? Check. Having the whole RV smell like food? Sometimes not ideal. So, as Summer ratchets up the heat, we prefer to do things the smart way: Fire things up outside. And these five RVs are our favorites to do just that.
1. OPUS Camper OP4
Even the best outdoor RV kitchens can feel a little two-dimensional. Not the OP4. It's a pop-up camper in every sense with kitchen surfaces and amenities that roll out, prop up, and impress—going three-dimensional to give you extra space to work your culinary magic. And, with its LED exterior lights, cooking after dark has never been easier.
ROK OF AGES
2. Ember RV Overland Micro ROK
Our buddy Nate says that having the kitchen outside erases any temptation of just chillin' in the cabin. The Overland Micro ROK (Rear Outdoor Kitchen) gets that and kicks you outside—like a good mom. Further, its features show a clever mastery of the essentials: cooking space, shade, and cool drinks.
THE ULTIMATE TAILGATE
3. Lance 2075 Travel Trailer
In outdoor cooking, we're often rankled by the absence of counter space. The Lance 2075 solves that by placing the kitchen across the full-width of the 8-foot tailgate, which is covered by an awning.
TOUR LITTLE CLASS C SECRET
4. Entegra Coach Odyssey 26M
Class As, Bs, and Cs are not known for their outdoor kitchens. But like the mythic (and mischievous) Odysseus, this Odyssey 26M has some tricks up its sleeves (including a Jayco-branded bottle opener on the cooktop drawer).
STOP, POP, AND ROLL OUT
5. Winnebago EKKO
When you're ready to get dinner going, just follow the drill: 1) Put it in park; 2) Pop the outdoor kitchen latch open; and 3) Roll out the EKKO's ultrasweet kitchen suite. The design is clever and involves a lot of sleight of hand with now-you-see-me-now-you-don't features.