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We have found a Montana 3000RK that we like and price is right. My concern is the rear kitchen as it seems that appliances and cabinet contents would bounce and take a beating more than if it were in the center over the axle. I would appreciate hearing from those that HAVE EXPERIENCE with rear kitchens. Thanks!

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People that have them love them. Dishes does not seem to be a major problem. Personally I like looking out of my picture window at the woods, so rear kitchen is not for me. But that is another debate waiting to happen.


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We had a rear kitchen Sabre 31RKTS fiver for 4 years. The only problem we ever had was the pots & pan drawer under the stove; it had a thin bottom panel. I installed a 1/2" thick piece of plywood which corrected the condition. DW alway put little rubber mesh between the dishes to reduce the sliding around, but she still does that with our new center kitchen fiver. We didn't experience any abnormal problems because of being a rear kitchen model. We liked the additional counter space.


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We had 4 TT's before we bought our current FW and this is our first rear kitchen. I can tell no difference and we have gone down some pretty rough back roads.


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Only had my rear kitchen for about 6 months now. We love it. Haven't had any trouble with any of the dishes or anything yet. Like all the counter space.

The only thing I do not like is the position of the couch relative to the TV, the TV is next to the stairs and the couch is in the slide. (most common floor plan for rear kitchen, and others as well).

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The only problem we've had was on our Alaska trip last year. We realized at our first lunch stop that we needed to secure the stuff in the refer. Besides that, not really any problems once you get used to packing your stuff correctly for a rear kitchen. I also had to replace a couple of pantry shelves and their supports. The shelves were too thin and broke with average weight on them.
Sometimes I think I would like a rear picture window, but I'm satisfied with what I have.


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We love our rear kitchen. Had several rigs with midkitchens and got tird of the person trying to cook having to move so people can get by to go from one place to another. Now you just go there and cook with no traffic..


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Our Cameo, that we bought new in 2000, has a rear kitchen. We have pulled this fiver about 90,000 miles and have never had any glass breakage or any problems whatsoever with having the kitchen in the back.


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I've never had a problem with breakage or stuff moving around. We left by mistake a cup of coffee, almost full and when we stopped for lunch, it was still where we had left it. no spillage. I have a Trailer Saver hitch.(air bags built in). Maybe thats why.

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IDman read some of my past posts on this subject....

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