Frequently Asked Questions

General

What’s included with a Nomad Kitchen?


Nomad Kitchen Systems, including the Original Nomad and Nomad Kitchen CV, come with:

  • Stainless steel washbasin
  • Bamboo cutting board
  • Drying rack/storage basket
  • Drawer for storing and operating a two-burner stove (stove sold separately)
  • Adjustable strap to attach a 1 lb. propane tank
  • Hanger hooks for accessories, trash bags, hand towels, utensils, etc.
  • Space for a water tank (water tank sold separately)
  • Plenty of storage space (internal storage bags sold separately)
  • Universal mounting system (secures to your vehicle's existing or bolt-on tiedown anchor points)
  • Riser and leveling shim
  • Sticker pack

The kitchen base price does not include a stove or water tank - although we do sell compatible two-burner stoves and water tanks in our store. The kitchen is compatible with a variety of water tanks and stoves (see below, What stoves fit in the Nomad Kitchen?)




How big are the Nomad Kitchen Systems?


Original Nomad Kitchen - Closed: 25 inches deep, 14 inches tall, and 20 inches wide - Open: 6 feet 1 inch deep, 14 inches tall, and 20 inches wide Nomad Kitchen CV - Closed: 25 inches deep, 7.75 inches tall, and 33.25 inches wide - Open: 4 feet 1 inch deep, 7.75 inches tall, and 33.25inches wide Nomad Pantry Drawer - Closed: 25 inches deep, 7 inches tall, and 20 inches wide - Open: 4 feet 1 inch deep, 7 inches tall, and 20 inches wide Overlander Kit - Closed: 25 inches deep, 14 - 21 inches tall, and 40 inches wide - Open: 6 feet 1 inch deep, 14 - 21 inches tall, and 40 inches wide




What stoves fit in the Nomad Kitchen Systems?


All Nomad Kitchen Systems fits any stove with dimensions up to 14.5" deep, 23.75" wide, and 4.5" high. The slide-out stove drawer space is compatible with many different camp stoves, including (but not limited to):
-Camp Chef: Everest* and Teton -CADAC: 2-Cook
-Coleman: Triton, Compact, and Classic
-Eureka: Ignite, SPRK, and SPRK+
-GSI: Selkirk 460, Selkirk 540, and Pinnacle Pro
-Jetboil: Genesis and HalfGen -Kovea: Slim twin propane stove -Partner Steel Co Camp Partner: 9" 2 burner stove (16", 18", and 22" 2 Burner Stoves should also fit, but have not yet been tested) -Primus: Profile and Kinjia
*The Camp Chef Everest is the largest stove that the Nomad Kitchen was designed to fit. In order to open the Everest you will have to push and flex the side wind guards against both the inside of the stove drawer face and the outside of the clean/prep drawer face with a fair amount of pressure in order to get it to latch. This has the added benefit of holding the stove in place. For a demonstration visit our youtube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a-wVSDDjCI




Where are Nomad Kitchen Systems made?


All Nomad Kitchen Systems are designed and manufactured in California, USA We have attempted to have as many of the Nomad Kitchen's components Made in the USA as possible. Our kitchen's wooden frames, drying rack/storage baskets, propane support straps, and mounting straps are all Made in the USA. Our cutting board is manufactured in the USA from bamboo produced abroad. Our washbasins, drawer slide rails, plastic hangers, and fasteners are made abroad. We continue to look for quality affordable components made domestically, however, some components are just not available at this time.​​




How much do the Nomad Kitchen Systems weigh?


- The Original Nomad Kitchen weighs 56.5 lbs. - The Nomad Compact Kitchen weighs 53.5 lbs. - The Nomad Pantry Drawer weighs 26.5 lbs - The Overlander Kit weighs ~117 lbs Weights reported above do not include a stove or water tank




How much weight can Nomad Kitchen Systems support?


Fully extended, all Nomad Kitchen Systems can support up to 200 lbs. More than enough to support the weight of even the biggest meal. The cabinet portion of the Nomad Kitchen can also easily support up to 200lbs as well. The Nomad Kitchen Pantry Drawer can support up to 100 lbs. Make sure your tie-down anchor points can support the weight of the kitchen along with anything you may place on or in it.




Is Nomad developing a Fridge/Cooler Slide? Can I mount another Slide on top of my Pantry?


Absolutely and yes!

We are hoping to release our own Fridge/Cooler Slide in Fall 2021. We are currently prototyping a Nomad Kitchen fridge/cooler slide that will offer a simple bolt-on (drill free) application into our system's existing top mounts. We plan to make it compatible with all our current and future products.

The Nomad Kitchen Cooler/Fridge Slide that is currently under development is being designed to fit the following electric coolers and fridges, plus others that fit within the slide's 17.5" carrying width.

ARB: 37QT, 50QT

DOMETIC: CFX3-25, CFX3-35, CFX3-45, CFF-35, CFF-45, CF-50

COSTWAY: 55Qt

ENGEL: MR040, MT35F-U1-P, MT45F-U1-P, MT27F, MT17F, MT45F-U1CD-P

ICECO: JP30, JP40, JP50, 44.3QT 3in1 Fridge Freezer, TR45, TR60

NORCOLD: NRF 30

WHYNTER: FM-45G, FMC-350XP, FM-452SG

MOUNTING ANOTHER COMPANY'S FRIDGE SLIDE

There are a few important things to be aware of if you are going to mount another company's fridge/cooler slide to our systems.

The top of our Pantry is 20" wide x 25" deep, so consider the size of the slide you want to mount to your Pantry. Longer slides can be mounted as long as there is room for at least 6 screws to attach it to the top of our Pantry. Depending on the size of the slide, you may need to remove the bolt on footman loops on top of the Pantry and mount the slide over the mounting straps. If so, make sure at least one of the screws used to mount your slide attaches to the Pantry just behind the rear mounting strap to fulfill the strap guide role that the top mounted footman loop plays. Same goes if mounting a slide to the top of one of our Kitchens.

Make sure to secure your Kitchen and/or Pantry drawer via the mounting straps to your vehicle before mounting your fridge sliide on top to ensure the system is secured. Otherwise, you may find too much slack in the mounting straps. Make sure the screws you use to mount the slide do not block the path that we have designated for the straps.

When drilling holes for another company's slide make sure to fully extend the drawer before drilling pilot holes and make sure to use 1/2" long wood screws so the screws do not protrude into the drawer. Longer screws may scratch the drawer and/or countertop insert.

We have spoken with multiple electric cooler and refrigerator slide manufacturers and they all require at least 6 wood screws to ensure the slide is mounted securely.

Drilling holes in any of our Kitchen or Pantry products voids the warranty.





Installation

How do I mount the Nomad Kitchen in my vehicle?


Each Nomad Kitchen comes with our patent-pending universal mounting strap system. We made installation truly simple - our universal mounting system is composed of a custom hook and ratchet strap configuration that securely anchors the kitchen to your vehicle’s cargo tie-down points (standard in most SUVs, wagons, and vans), while keeping straps out of your way. No tools are required: just thread the straps, hook the anchors, and ratchet to secure the Nomad Kitchen. The best part is, Installation is not permanent. The kitchen is designed to be moved in and out, providing full access to your cargo area when needed and makes for an easy transfer from one vehicle to another. If your vehicle does not have anchor points, do not fear, we will be carrying bolt on anchor points in time for summer.




Will the Nomad Kitchen fit in any car?


We can’t guarantee fit in every car, but the Nomad Kitchen is compatible with most SUVs, crossovers, and wagons without any modification. In most cases, if your vehicle has four tie-down anchor points, the Nomad Kitchen will fit. Some vehicles with recessed trunk floors may require a riser to allow clearance for the drawer to slide out. Nomad Kitchens come with two ¾" shims to help clear tailgates and slightly raised trunk sills and to level the kitchen when parked on uneven ground.​ We recommend measuring your trunk to see if you have enough room using our dimensions: 25.5 inches deep (including the red lock tabs), 14.5 inches tall (including 1/2 inch protruding mounting system located above each of the 4 corners), and 22.5 inches wide (including the ratchets).
For a list of vehicles that we have tested the Nomad Kitchen in, and others that the Nomad Kitchen should fit in, please follow the link in the menu above to the "Does it Fit?" page.




Will the Nomad Kitchen fit in a pickup truck or cargo van?


Yes, you can install the Nomad Kitchen in a pickup bed or cargo van floor. Most trucks and vans will come with tie-down anchors. However, in many, the anchor points are not in the most ideal location. For the best fit, we recommend installing tie-down anchor points or D-rings into the floor of your truck bed or cargo van floor. To mount the Nomad Kitchen to a vehicle you need a minimum of 3 tie-down anchor points on or near the floor of your cargo area. If your vehicle does not come with factory installed anchor points or the anchor points are not in an ideal location, here are your options:

In most pickup trucks and cargo vans, you can add D-ring tiedown anchors, almost anywhere in your truck bed or cargo van floor. For creating the most secure mounting system we recommend installing bolt-on tiedown anchors directly below the mounting straps on your kitchen so you can quickly and easily pop it in and out of your favorite spot in your truck or cargo van. You can either install riv-nuts, or for the quickest option, you can use self-tapping screws to install the anchors. You can put new anchors almost anywhere in your truck bed or cargo van floor, just make sure when you are installing the riv-nuts or self-tapping screws that you check under the bed or floor to make sure it's clear of anything important. We recommend using 1/2" or 3/4" self tapping screws and waiting for your kitchen to arrive before you drill any holes so you know exactly where you want to mount it. If you have tiedown tracks or rails on the floor you can add bolt-on anchor hardware and adjust them to line up with the kitchen's side-mounted ratchet strap hooks and you should be good to go. (This is common in some Nissan trucks)




Will the Nomad Kitchen fit in a Minivan?


Minivans have drop-down trunks for storing the 3rd row of seats. This does add some challenges when mounting the Nomad Kitchen, but it is still possible with some creativity. You either build a platform or having one of the 3rd-row seats folded down into the storage compartment. The only challenge is easily accessing enough tie-down anchor points. We recommend installing additional D-rings as you would in a pickup truck bed or cargo van to make mounting and removal more simple in the long run.




Does the Nomad Kitchen need support legs?


No. When mounted properly using our universal mounting straps, Nomad Kitchens and Pantries operate as a cantilever (extends horizontally and is supported at only one end).




How do I level my Nomad Kitchen?


Nomad Kitchens and Pantries come with a bolt on leveling shim to help level your kitchen when your trunk is at a slight slope or to help clear slightly raised trunk sills. This leveling shim can add an incline to help level your kitchen when parked on a slightly uneven surface. However, those familiar with roof top tents, RVs, or vanlife will know that leveling your vehicle with leveling blocks or traction boards will make for a more optimal experience.





Warranty, Return Policy, and Shipping

​​What is the warranty policy on a Nomad Kitchen System?


Your Nomad Kitchen is guaranteed from all manufacturing defects for the first year to the original owner. Warranty does not cover any damage caused by dropping, vehicluar accidents/collisions, or using the kitchen in any way other than suggested by Nomad Kitchen Company LLC. Product failure or damage due to improper installation will not be covered by this warranty. The Nomad Kitchen is a piece of wooden cabinetry and should be treated with the care associated with such products. Check your vehicle’s tie-down anchor point load rating before installing your Nomad Kitchen. Please use caution when moving, installing, or operating your Nomad Kitchen. Improper use can result in injury or damage to your vehicle.

Extent of Warranty Coverage

This Warranty will be null and void if: Installed improperly Any unauthorized modification or alteration is made Any unauthorized or non-standard part is installed Any maintenance or repair is performed during the warranty period by anyone other than an authorized repair shop The suggested weight limit is exceeded ​​
Exclusions

This warranty does not extend to any products: (a) that have been subject to misuse, neglect, abuse, improper storage, accident (other than an accident caused by the product itself), or that have not been properly maintained; (b) that have been modified by any Third Party; or (c) that have been disassembled, serviced, or reassembled by any Third Party. THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND EXCEPT FOR ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN, NOMAD KITCHEN COMPANY LLC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, CONDITION, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.




What is the return policy?


Nomad Kitchen Co will accept return requests for purchases within the first 15 days after delivery. New, unused kitchens in new condition and in their original packaging are eligible for a full refund less the original cost of shipping and restocking fee. Due to safety precautions, kitchens that have had the mounting hardware opened, installed, or attempted to be installed or have been mounted or attempted to be mounted to a vehicle cannot be returned. All merchandise returned to Nomad Kitchen Co must be in original packaging with all original items (e.g., manuals, stickers, mounting hardware, etc.) that came in the box. Nomad Kitchen Co charges a restocking fee for returns of undamaged and non-defective products. The restocking fee is 10% of the full cost of the item. The refund you receive will be net of the restocking fee, shipping expenses, and any applicable taxes. Once a return request is approved, you will have 15 calendar days to return the item to Nomad Kitchen Co. Customers are responsible for the cost of return shipping.




Where do you ship and how much do you charge for shipping?


We offer shipping on all products to any physical address (we do not ship to PO Boxes). If you enter your address at checkout, rates will automatically be calculated.

As a reference guide, the cost to ship the Original Nomad Kitchen, Nomad Kitchen CV, and Pantry Kit to various domestic and international locations are listed below (all prices in USD):

- Western U.S. States (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY) - $89
- Continental U.S. States and D.C. East of the Rockies - $120

- Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico - $224

- Canada and Mexico - $149

- UK and European Union - $319

- Japan - $369

- Oceania - $464

Overlander Kit shipping cost is double what is listed above.

Individual Pantry Drawers cost between 50%-60% of the shipping costs listed above depending on location.

Accessory shipping prices vary depending on the size of the item and shipping destination.

Shipping to locations not listed above are simply more expensive, which we find to be cost prohibitive. We can ship to those locations, but please contact us directly for shipping rates.

All international shipments are Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU). Duties typically are collected by our shipping providers after reaching the country of destination before being delivered to your home address.

Kitchens and Kits are classified as oversized packages.

Shipping prices are subject to change.