I designed one that goes over the sink of my PUP, and it has a battery florescent light for dishwashing (standing in your shadows otherwise), and an extension for the coffee maker and filters and jug water. The box itself holds the dishes/cups, etc., and stores nicely in the aisle when on the road.
We stopped bringing "the box" when we bought our hybrid, a couple of trips later we realized how much we missed it. I like getting up before the kids and having stuff to make coffee outside is really nice. We keep fire starters, marshmallows, whittlin' knives, dutch oven, foil, bbq brushes, lots of misc. stuff you don't want to go in the trailer all the time to get. Ours is covered with stickers from all the places we've been, it's started lots of conversations with neighbors. My dad made ours, he's 82, it will be with us always. I've even brought it to Packer games for tailgating.
I still have a scout box, not my original, that is about 40 years old. I don't know about other areas of the country, but here they're plywood boxes with a deep lid and brass hardware, including corner pieces.
I never liked any box that had anything for organization, because they never worked for me.
I suspect that mine is similar to what North Shore has, a good sturdy box that will last and hold all the things you need, minus the perishables.
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OP, you must be a former Scout!
I knew what you meant right away.
Love the terms. How many people know what a Crackerbarrel is!?
Went to an OA crackerbarrel just a few weeks ago!
My former troop had 5 or 6 chuck boxes at one time (one for each patrol in the troop's heyday). I don't think they have them anymore. They were made from 1/2" plywood and had black pipe legs that screwed into the bottom. Door opened downward and became the main shelf. Each one was divided into 4 or 5 sections and was stocked with the necessary cooking & eating utensils. They were about 4' wide, 2' tall and 2' deep. The door was hinged about 3" up from the bottom so it could sit on the ground or on a table if necessary. One even had iron loops on the sides for a set of unit flags.
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 (V8, 4WD, TP, TRD)
2005 Fleetwod Allegance with axle flip
Honeywell 2000i Generator
Me, DW, DS, DD, Dog & Camping Kitty