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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

Does someone have the dims of an original Westfalia sink stove unit (height x width x depth)? I'm thinking about building a custom sink & stove cabinet for my tintop, and I'd like to keep it about the same size.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

That's perfect Kam.

Question: on the width, is the 35.5" the max you can have it before it hits the deployed bed?

Also, for folks who own a Westy, what would you change on the stove/sink cabinet? Height, depth, move space for a different fridge, etc?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

tjet wrote:

Question: on the width, is the 35.5" the max you can have it before it hits the deployed bed?


Pretty much.

tjet wrote:
Also, for folks who own a Westy, what would you change on the stove/sink cabinet? Height, depth, move space for a different fridge, etc?


The Westy kitchen is fine for me. But if I were starting from scratch I'd make the sink a little larger and have a corner drain to allow for a proper-size drawer, change the stove grate style, and put an adjustable shelf in the cabinet. As for the fridge, for me, I'd put a drawer above a Truckfridge.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

So a sink like this one vs the Westy round one?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

I’d put a drawer below a truckfridge. btdt. If you put a tf65 up high it will fit flush to the cabinet since it is above the ridge on the floor.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

tjet wrote:
Question: on the width, is the 35.5" the max you can have it before it hits the deployed bed?

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Technically, the deployed bed and the fridge cabinet don't interfere with one another, so the cabinet could be longer. But if the bed were any longer, or the fridge located further rearward, the bed would prevent the fridge door from opening/closing.

Which really complicates drinking beer in bed ...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

I’d would like a higher than 2.75 inches for the top, then I would have ease to put a soap dispenser.

The soap dispenser reservoir then would be under the sink, and the arm would goes in the sink, as we see often in a house kitchen.

An idea - hope it helps.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

maco70 wrote:
I’d would like a higher than 2.75 inches for the top, then I would have ease to put a soap dispenser.

The soap dispenser reservoir then would be under the sink, and the arm would goes in the sink, as we see often in a house kitchen.

An idea - hope it helps.


Here's one.
Member 1621 his install.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

Ever tried to wash your face in that sink? It's like camping out in the Barbie Camper. Who's head can actually fit in there? LOL

Part of that problem is the stove/sink lid - it's in the way. If I were rebuilding the stove/sink, I think would have a lid that could work with a hinge and also be detachable. Maybe even use the detached lid as a table.

A larger sink would be nice. You could fit one in by only using one larger burner for the stove. I rarely ever use two burners at once and a larger burner would get the job done faster and take up half the space.

There are some really nice sink/burner combos out there. Some also have lids that are much less bulky than the Westy one.

I put a drawer underneath my TF49 mostly because it's rectangular shaped and not oval shaped like the sink drawer. I thought that if those two shapes were side by side (drawer at the top of fridge) it would look odd.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

maco70 wrote:
I’d would like a higher than 2.75 inches for the top, then I would have ease to put a soap dispenser.

The soap dispenser reservoir then would be under the sink, and the arm would goes in the sink, as we see often in a house kitchen.

An idea - hope it helps.


Good info. I'm going to put that into consideration. Thanks

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Ever tried to wash your face in that sink? It's like camping out in the Barbie Camper. Who's head can actually fit in there? LOL

Part of that problem is the stove/sink lid - it's in the way. If I were rebuilding the stove/sink, I think would have a lid that could work with a hinge and also be detachable. Maybe even use the detached lid as a table.

A larger sink would be nice. You could fit one in by only using one larger burner for the stove. I rarely ever use two burners at once and a larger burner would get the job done faster and take up half the space.

There are some really nice sink/burner combos out there. Some also have lids that are much less bulky than the Westy one.

I put a drawer underneath my TF49 mostly because it's rectangular shaped and not oval shaped like the sink drawer. I thought that if those two shapes were side by side (drawer at the top of fridge) it would look odd.


Good point. I just bought this sink in the classifieds. It's out of a Country Homes van. Measures 11-3/4 x 12-3/4. 5" deep.

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Thanks for the input on the Truckfridge and cooking burner use. Those two subjects will be on another post.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

izzydog wrote:
Ever tried to wash your face in that sink? It's like camping out in the Barbie Camper. Who's head can actually fit in there? LOL


For me, it's plates. Just barely smaller than the sink; if one is set in the sink by itself, let an hour of cussing begin.😂

izzydog wrote:
I put a drawer underneath my TF49 mostly because it's rectangular shaped and not oval shaped like the sink drawer.


That looks really nice.👍
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

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Also, for folks who own a Westy, what would you change on the stove/sink cabinet? Height, depth, move space for a different fridge, etc?


On the Westy kitchen I'd probably make it 6" taller for a better working heiht and to provide more storage.

I'd make much better use of the storage space using drawers and pullouts that allow for more use of the space. There are too many vacant spaces in a Westy cabinet.

I really like having front-loading fridge v. a top-loader.

The square sink makes sense.

I like the cover over the sink/stove but also see great designs that make a flat workspace with covers that remove from the stove and sink.

There are some great ideas floating around in the kitchen threads.

Nacho has awesome cabinets. Superb design and execution and three(!) burner stove.

http://www.drivenachodrive.com/about-nacho/virtual-cabinets-for-a-real-world-nacho-bus/
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I'm looking forward to seeing what you build!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

Dang, that's really nice...

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This is more my speed

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:20 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

tjet wrote:

This is more my speed

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I would love to have one of these in my Tintop as well

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:15 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Sink / Stove Dimensions Reply with quote

So I've been pondering over the overall size of my custom sink / stove cabinet for my tintop passenger van. I've been scratching my head on the stove height because of my current "low" ceiling. I came up with the idea to make it adjustable from aprox 28" to 36" by sliding out the counter top & putting it in lower grooves.

The unit itself will be 34" high by 36" wide. Eventually, after I install a poptop or highroof, I can raise the unit 2 more inches with blocks to a total height of 36", which incidentally, is the most common stove height in the US. The 34 & 36" heights would be flush with the counter. The width measurement is approximate, dependent on z-bed clearance.

I'm still working on the details for the Truckfridge placement, drawers, and a recessed folding leaf on the aft side.

The side panel facing the sliding door will have a removable screen to fill in the adjustable height gap.

I will make a mock up first to see if I like or hate it.

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