Rig Roundup: 7 RVs With Chef-Approved Kitchens

Nov 21, 2022 | Rigs

Rig Roundup: 7 RVs With Chef-Approved Kitchens

Who says cooking in an RV has to be a cramped experience? These rigs boast spacious kitchen setups equipped with everything you need for culinary success at the campground.

By Amanda Adler

The kitchen area in the Fleetwood Discovery LXE 36HQ. | Photo courtesy of Fleetwood RV

A gourmet kitchen is a wonderful addition to any home, but chefs wanting luxe cabinetry, modern appliances, and sleek countertops know these upscale finishes generally come with a hefty price tag. However, that’s not stopping today’s RV manufacturers from designing kitchens with luxurious standards in mind. 

Those looking to make a gourmet feast on the go will find several RV options with everything they need to achieve culinary success—some with even more bells and whistles than they have at home.

Important Features to Look for in RV Kitchens

When determining which RV kitchen is right for you, here are a few key considerations:

Size

Your kitchen doesn’t have to be sizable to craft the cuisine of your dreams, but if you generally cook with others, or view your kitchen as a gathering place for friends and family, you’ll want to select a model that leaves plenty of room to maneuver.

Storage Space

Are you an avid baker who plans to pack a stand mixer? Or do you only need a drawer big enough for your immersion blender? Understanding how much cabinet and refrigerator space is required for your “must-have” tools and ingredients is key.

Layout

Any cook will tell you that having a well-planned workflow in their kitchen is vital to success. RV kitchens offer a variety of layouts, ranging from galley style to L-shaped to those offering lengthy islands with plenty of prep space. Think about how you’ll use your kitchen and determine which floor plan has the best flow for your style.

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RVs We Love With Chef-Approved Kitchens

Whether you’re planning to assemble a full Thanksgiving feast or looking to be the ultimate grill master come game day, these rigs offer everything you need to make Michelin star-worthy meals on the road.

A large U-shaped RV kitchen with dining area.
The kitchen area in the Palomino Columbus 388FK. | Photo courtesy of Palomino RV

Palomino Columbus 388FK

The Palomino Columbus 388FK is a front kitchen fifth wheel floor plan, which provides the most possible storage. You’ll feel like you’re traveling with your kitchen from home as you maneuver through this spacious workspace, which includes barstool seating at the high-top kitchen table that overlooks the rig’s main living space.

SPECS
UVW 13,744 pounds
GVWR 16,743 pounds
Hitch Weight 2,367 pounds
Exterior Length 41 feet, 2 inches
Exterior Height 13 feet, 6 inches
Fresh Water Tank 75 gallons
Black Tank 39 gallons
Gray Tank 75 gallons
MSRP N/A
The floorplan for this RV shows a sizeable 5th wheel layout, complete with a large kitchen.
Photo courtesy of Palomino RV

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Featuring a full-system water purifier, along with a residential-size microwave and refrigerator with an ice maker and 1,000-watt inverter, this kitchen offers all of the extras that you’d expect in a chic home.

More information on this RV with a spacious kitchen can be found here.


Ample countertop space leads to additional storage space featuring a wine rack.
The kitchen area in the Keystone Residence 401LOFT. | Photo courtesy of Keystone RV

Keystone Residence 401LOFT

Destination trailers are designed with spacious living and sleeping spaces, and the kitchen in the Keystone Residence 401LOFT is certainly big enough to easily cook for the whole family. Boasting a modern design, tons of cabinets, and even a built-in wine rack, this model is ideal for bringing everyone together for decadent multi-course celebrations.

SPECS
UVW 12,516 pounds
GVWR 14,000 pounds
Hitch Weight 1,795 pounds
Exterior Length 40 feet, 8 inches
Exterior Height 13 feet, 5 inches
Fresh Water Tank 53 gallons
Black Tank 39 gallons
Gray Tank 71 gallons
MSRP $87,891
A 2-story floorplan showcases the large size of this travel trailer floorplan.
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Messy cooks will relish this rig, which comes standard with a central vacuum system, including a 30-foot collapsible hose, mesh storage bag, and disposable vacuum bags that make cleaning up a breeze.

More information on this RV with a spacious kitchen can be found here.


A modern kitchen with an island is the centerpiece of this RV.
The kitchen area in the Fleetwood Discovery LXE 36HQ. | Photo courtesy of Fleetwood RVs

Fleetwood Discovery LXE 36HQ

The Fleetwood Discovery 36HQ offers an island workspace that’s rare to find in a Class A motorhome. Hidden in the island is a true extravagance that any RVer would covet: a dishwasher. Add this to the convection microwave and induction cooktop, and you have the ultimate setup for crafting tasty treats while traveling.

SPECS
GVWR 36,400 pounds
Hitch Weight Rating 10,000 pounds
Fuel Type Diesel
Chassis Freightliner Freedom Bridge
Fuel Capacity 100 gallons
Exterior Length 36 feet, 9 inches
Exterior Height 12 feet, 10 inches
Fresh Water Tank 105 gallons
Black Tank 50 gallons
Gray Tank 75 gallons
MSRP $481,064
The floorplan for this Class A motorhome features a kitchen island complete with dishwasher.
Photo courtesy of Fleetwood RVs

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Adding to the rig’s functionality is the dining space that easily adapts from a two-seater breakfast bar to a larger dinette suitable for sharing a meal with friends.

More information on this RV with a spacious kitchen can be found here.


Crossroads Volante VL370BR

The Crossroads Volante VL370BR offers the perfect setup to host endless get-togethers. Located next to the rig’s spacious kitchen you’ll find an expansive wet bar area, complete with high-top seating for four, along with a second television for the ultimate watch party.

SPECS
UVW 10,784 pounds
GVWR 13,950 pounds
Hitch Weight: 1,950 pounds
Exterior Length 41 feet
Exterior Height 12 feet, 11 inches
Fresh Water Tank 51 gallons
Black Tank 39 gallons
Gray Tank 78 gallons
MSRP $66,314
The floorplan for this 5th Wheel RV reveals a huge indoor entertaining space, complete with an enormous L-shaped bar.
Photo courtesy of Crossroads RV

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

This fifth wheel floor plan offers a second fridge in the bar area, providing additional space for all of your favorite chilled beverages.

More information on this RV with a spacious kitchen can be found here.


KZ Sportster 301THR

Travel trailer toy haulers need to pack a lot into their relatively small frame. While this often means compromising on kitchen space, the KZ Sportster 301THR is the exception, providing a sizable L-shaped kitchen layout with plenty of counter space and openness. 

SPECS
UVW 8,070 pounds
GVWR 11,000 pounds
Hitch Weight 1,370 pounds
Exterior Length 35 feet, 10 inches
Exterior Height 12 feet, 3 inches
Fresh Water Tank 75 gallons
Black Tank 32 gallons
Gray Tank 64 gallons
MSRP N/A
This Toy Hauler floorplan has a surprisingly large and functional L-shaped kitchen.
Photo courtesy of KZ RV

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Create more dining and sleeping space with the “Sit-and-Sleep” dinette and bedding option, or add an optional generator to keep your party rolling, no matter where you’re parked for the night.

More information on this RV with a spacious kitchen can be found here.

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An exterior door lifts up to reveal a well-appointed outside kitchen area, complete with fridge, cooking and prep space, and even a TV.
The outdoor kitchen area in the Forest River Forester 2861DS. | Photo courtesy of Forest River

Forest River Forester 2861DS

Step inside the Forest River Forester 2861DS, and you’ll find a small, functional interior cooking space. Where this rig really shines—especially in comparison to other Class Cs on the market—is the huge outdoor kitchen. Offering a larger-than-usual exterior fridge, cooktop, sink, prep space, and built-in storage, this substantial work area is sure to please the grill master in your family. 

SPECS
GVWR 14,500 pounds
Hitch Weight Rating 7,500 pounds
Fuel Type Gas
Chassis Ford E-450
Fuel Capacity 55 gallons
Exterior Length 30 feet, 9 inches
Exterior Height 11 feet, 3 inches
Fresh Water Tank 44 gallons
Black Tank 9 gallons
Gray Tank 39 gallons
MSRP N/A
The floorplan for this Class C motorhome depicts a cozy living space with a versatile outdoor entertaining area.
Photo courtesy of Forest River

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

The grill space on this rig is so sizable it even has room to hide away an outdoor TV, making this RV a true tailgater’s dream.

More information on this RV with a spacious kitchen can be found here.

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A long RV kitchen layout maximizes space thanks to ample storage and seemingly endless countertops.
The kitchen area in the Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE. | Photo courtesy of Grand Design RVs

Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE

Looking to maximize your cooking space without investing in a big rig? Then check out the Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE, which proves that sometimes the best gifts come in small packages. Though this rig measures less than 22 feet, you’ll find it boasts counter space and storage galore, leaving you all the room you need to prep even the heftiest of meals.

SPECS
UVW 4,674 pounds
GVWR 6,395 pounds
Hitch Weight 480 pounds
Exterior Length 21 feet, 11 inches
Exterior Height 10 feet, 10 inches
Fresh Water Tank 43 gallons
Black Tank 37 gallons
Gray Tank 45 gallons
MSRP $42,068
This small, couples travel trailer RV offers a relatively large kitchen area.
Photo courtesy of Grand Design RVs

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Swap out the booth dinette for the optional theater seating with a removable table, and you’ll be dining in comfort in no time.

More information on this RV with a spacious kitchen can be found here.


Togo RV is part of a joint venture, partially owned by THOR Industries, Inc., of which Crossroads RV, Keystone RV, and KZ RV are subsidiaries.

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Amanda Adler

Amanda Adler is a writer who splits her time between traveling the U.S. in her RV and soaking up the air conditioning in her home in Orlando, Florida. While on the road she seeks out national parks, theme parks, kid- and dog-friendly hiking trails, and local businesses that tout their wares as being “craft,” “artisanal” or “bespoke.”

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