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Old 10-09-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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Stovetop - No Ignition for Burners?

Hello, all.

You may have seen my posts before - I have a Waterfall 819 from Riverside RVs. It's a great unit, overall, but there's a few items that have me a bit disappointed.

First, I don't like the power system, so I'm switching out to a Furrion 30 amp unit with separate power cable, rather than the mousehole that I currently have (complete with mice). I'm hopeful that I'll be able to do this conversion this week, as winter is fast approaching here in Wisconsin.

Second, and the reason for my post, is that my stove lacks any sort of ignition system. It's a small, 2 burner unit. The dealer indicated I'd need to use matches or a lighter, so it's no shocker, but it IS annoying. Anybody else have a modern Travel Trailer with no ignition on the burners? Anybody upgrade the unit to have ignition or switch it out completely?

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Old 10-09-2016, 11:18 AM   #2
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I have a 2016 Bullet 269RLS with a three burner stove and oven and it doesn't have any ignition system either other than the long BBQ lighter we use. I'll be watching here to learn, too.

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Old 10-09-2016, 02:24 PM   #3
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If you're slightly mechanical minded. You could modify a bbq ignition system to operate as an ignition system. I have read here on irv. forum about this very subject to ignite an oven pilot. You may want to try it. ....Dusty
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:50 PM   #4
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I bought a piezo ignitor with wires and knob on eBay. The burners can be replaced with the factory ignitor, but that is expensive. I made brackets and installed BBQ parts at each original burner. Here is an example: Atwood 56096 Wedgewood Range Stove Piezo Igniter 51344 Knob 57553 Wire Kit | eBay
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:56 PM   #5
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As for the electrical inlet, I did away with the stupid detachable cord and hard wired it. Here is how I did it: Story_17319 by lynnmor | Photobucket
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:52 PM   #6
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I was pretty surprised that my 2016 5th wheel (Keystone Hideout) didn't have an igniter on the burners and EVERY older trailer I've ever owned did. That being said, keeping a gun style lighter next to the stove and lighting "manually" is really not much of a hassle. In fact, I'm confident I've taken more time responding to this post than I will spend "manually" igniting the burners for the next 20 years
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:41 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by lynnmor View Post
As for the electrical inlet, I did away with the stupid detachable cord and hard wired it. Here is how I did it: Story_17319 by lynnmor | Photobucket
Ironically, I had a hardwired system and I am switching to a detachable type. I occasionally forget to close the mouse hole door. Testing out the trailer in my yard, I left the door open and a mouse family accessed the cord cubby hole. We thought we had the mice removed, yet when we camped and I actually remembered to close the door, a trapped mouse tried to gnaw through the door and cable. When we left our campsite, we opened the door to feed the cable in and there was the mouse, starving and dehydrated. It ran back inside and, then sometime later in the trip, it died. Made a great vacation, let me tell you.

I've ordered a Furrion conversion kit for RVs and Boats. It locks the cord into the receptacle so it can't be accidentally detached, making it effectively hard wired. However, it also gives a completely enclosed power access that prevents ingress from outside critters.

Pics this weekend, once I get it installed. No luck on getting any information from Suburban on my manually lit stove top, but I'll keep plugging away.

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