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Old 09-21-2015, 12:13 PM   #1
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Bigger sink in 19?

Hi...

Our build sheet is due next week!!! Gosh that went fast!

We have a 17' and would like a bigger sink in the 19'. Has anyone done this? If so, are you happy with the decision? Is it worth losing some counter space for a bigger sink? What model did you get?

Thanks for your thoughts!

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Old 09-21-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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Problem is the limited counter space, a bigger sink would make space even smaller.
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You would also lose space in the cabinet under the sink.
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You would also lose space in the cabinet under the sink.
Good point. Hadn't thought of that.
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You would also lose space in the cabinet under the sink.
Not enough to worry about though.

However, I wouldn't do it. Honest. The counter space in the 19' is limited enough. But I would turn a two-burner stove to portrait to gain as much counter space as is possible!
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:08 AM   #6
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Get yourself a small wash basin. You can use it to wash, rinse, or put your small dish drying rack in. Super versatile. Essentially doubles the size of your sink. And when it's not being used, stores nicely in the cabinet.

http://www.amazon.com/STERILITE-0657...ic+water+basin
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If you're considering a larger sink, I'd look at ones with roughly the same footprint, but deeper. You don't lose any counter space, and only a couple inches underneath. A deeper sink was on our radar when we were working on the build sheet, and I did find one at Lowes in BC when I visited the factory before our build started. In the end, the stock sink looked fine, so we didn't bother.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:32 AM   #8
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Another issue with a sink larger than the largest dish you would want to soak, is that it takes more heated water to fill it up, not only drawing a bit more propane every time, but using more of your water supply. Of course, this only applies to boondocking, but lots of us do plenty of that.

One of the most efficient shaper with this consideration in mind is a round sink that is somewhat larger than your plates, eliminating wasted space in the corners. Something we are considering. They also look cool too.

We always have a wash basin or two along, as we tend to mostly wash dishes outside. I imagine we may do more inside a ways into the future, another consideration is getting one that a wash basin would just barely slip into, maybe being held by the rim of it.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:47 AM   #9
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My friend who has a trailer suggested to me that I find a sink that will fit a wash pan as suggested above, she washed in there and then carries the water to wherever to dispose of it when she is boon docking.

Also, someone on an earlier thread suggested Ikea for a round inexpensive sink...we are also going to get a one hole faucet offset from center to save some space.

So many choices!!!!
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:38 PM   #10
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My problem with a round sink it that is the same width across in every direction (the very definition of round), so it doesn't fit a long object unless it is very large. I find a rectangular sink (with rounded corners) more generally useful. Of course, a rectangular dishpan can be the solution; we find having one in a single-sink kitchen very useful: wash in the dishpan on the counter, rinse in the sink, carry loose stuff from the counter in the dishpan while going down the road.
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