By Chuck Woodbury
I recently spent two weeks traveling in a 1997, 21-foot Born Free Class C motorhome. It's not mine, but a friend's. Frankly, I'm glad it's not mine because the kitchen design is wacko! Granted, this is not a big rig where the purpose is full time living. But, with its reputation for quality, I would have expected a more intelligent kitchen design from Born Free. The major problem is the stove. It has only two burners, both beneath the built-in microvave -- one in front that is easy to get to, and the other toward the wall where it's a challenge to reach back and below the microwave when the front burner is going: It would be very easy to burn your hand doing so. Frankly, I found using this kitchen to prepare a meal to be more of a struggle than a pleasure. My point is that if you enjoy cooking, be sure to buy an RV where the kitchen is designed intelligently. Otherwise, you may find the preparation of a hot meal more trouble than it's worth.