I am curious as to exactly what the OP expects in a kitchen? We have a smaller MH, and are able to prepare anything we desire. Perhaps if the OP could give specific requirements we could understand the issue better. Does he expect to have counter space for the breadmaker, food processor, espresso machine, toaster oven, ...? Is he a gourmet cook who requires 5 pans, 8 mixing bowls, 2 chopping boards, and sundry other things in order to make even a snack? Are he and his family all the size of offensive linemen, and need a large space in order to move past each other? What is it that he feels he needs in order to be able to use the kitchen? No insult intended, I seriously just wonder.
Perhaps it is time for a few lessons in RV cooking, in order to be able to function in a typical MH kitchen. Maybe he needs to purchase smaller (and fewer) kitchen devices. He could contact a manufacturer such as Winnebago or Rexhall; they are good about modifications and could build him a MH with a 4 foot counter in place of the couch. Today's convection microwaves can do just about anything an oven can, so he could eliminate the oven below the cooktop, to provide storage in its place.
What's wrong with "stubbed my toe"? What else would you say? "I suffered a longitudinal compression injury to my pedal digit"? OK, I have heard "I jammed my toe", but every patient I have treated that had a stubbed toe called it a stubbed toe.
Borrowed Mom's Ford Falcon until I made enough money to buy Grandpa's Studebaker Lark. Moved up to a new Ford Maverick, until someone stole it. Had a Fiat hatchback, forget the model. Then a Ford Pinto, floowed by Mazda GLC, then 303. Ford Escort GT next. Oh, and a Ford Ranger, a few trucks ago.
There are 2 types of diabetes: diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. The former is "sugar diabetes" where you urinate too much due to a failure of insulin to control the sugar level in the blood. The latter is excess urination due to insufficiency of a hormone that controls the kidney function. Before the role of insulin was determined less than a century ago, the only way to know you had DM was to see if the urine was sugary. The 2 conditions have nothing in common except that you pee too much.
Hammerhead, Yep, that bugs me when people pull into the slow lane to interfere with merging traffic. What bugs me even more is when someone on a multilane highway waits to the last second to shoot across all the lanes to exit from the left lane, or enters the road from the entrance ramp and shoots across all the lanes to go straight to the left lane. Never signaling, checking their mirrors, or checking to see if they are cutting other vehicles off.
Things which drive me nuts?: Posters who hijack the thread topic and go off on some tangent.
Also, going into a restaurant that has the "music" (or whatever that obnoxious noise is) turned up so loud that you can't communicate with the server to place your order, let alone trying to communicate with your dining partners. The older I get, the harder it is to hear voices through the background noise.
Mowermech, there actually is a word "preventative." It is a noun; it means a thing that prevents something. If you want to avoid crabgrass, corn gluten is a good preventative. However, the adjective IS preventive. You are absolutely correct. I practice preventive medicine. Washing your vehicle is a good preventive measure against corrosion. Entirely too many people use the noun when they intend the adjective. I place it in the same category as the dimwits who speak of "orientating" the new worker, or being orientated to the new RV. The correct terms are orienting and oriented. I refer to the misuse of such words as extra syllababble.
I agree with those posters who are offended by the frequently improper use of apostrophe s to signify plural. Once again, for the readers who never had the opportunity to learn this in school: apostrophe s is used for plural only following numbers, or letters that stand for themselves, but not for acronyms. One may write: "that sign had four 3's and seven A's." However, the bank had 2 ATMs (ATM stands for automated teller machine.) RNs (registered nurses) need to earn A's and B's in school. We travel in RVs, not RV's. It is never correct to use apostrophe s to signify plural of a word. Educated readers were offended by the uneducated reader's use of reader's when he wrote about readers.
I was at the auto parts store today, and noticed that a fuel cleaner bottle claimed to protect your engine from "the sulfers in fuel." Why didn't someone proofread the label before it was printed? A restaurant chain used to claim to have "tarter sauce" on the fish sandwiches. I told the waitress that my wife wanted plain tart sauce, but I preferred tartest sauce. She looked at the menu, laughed, and told us the company was run by semiliterate troglodytes.
A term that torques my gizzard is when newscasters speak of how events will impact us. Granted, a coming hailstorm may impact me, if I stand unprotected in it, but I am more concerned with how it will affect me. A railworkers' strike may impact us? Does that mean the train might leave the tracks and head for our house? Or will the picketers swing their signs at us?