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Old 04-09-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Yanking The Oven !!!

Just a thought rite now, but, has anyone removed their oven ? For me (bad back ) it's real pain to almost to lay on the floor to lite it, the wife complains about the smell of propane after doing so, and we hardly ever use it, Just seems like the space could be put to better use. Would still want to keep the stove top.

Any thoughts ?????

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Old 04-09-2016, 12:55 PM   #2
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Oven = storage space

I had the same issue. Just put in a convection/microwave.

Handy folks have removed them & made nice cabinets.

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Old 04-09-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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I'll second NRR. Remove it and put in a nice storage area. If you don't have one get a convection microwave.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:48 PM   #4
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Get rid of the oven. This is what can happen if you don't get the oven pilot light lit and find out about it after and try to start it again. Notice there are no burn marks anywhere
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:00 PM   #5
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When we bought ours it came with a stove top, no oven, and a convection microwave. We really thought we needed/wanted an oven. Our dealer told us to buy it this way, try it out and if we found that we really still wanted the oven he would put one in at his cost. We have had it for two years now and have not missed the oven at all. We seldom cook in the MH anyway, as I BBQ most meats, and my wife has been able to bake cookies ect in the Microwave. So far I would still prefer the drawer space over the oven.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:20 PM   #6
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I am the odd one that loves my little propane oven. We dry camp a lot, and I use it once or twice a week at least. I use my microwave to store kitchen towels! I especially love to roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower in it. I bought some smaller pans that work better for just the two of us. I have made a few cakes and cobblers, but I generally use my Dutch ovens for those, especially the little 8" which works for the two of us.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:25 PM   #7
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We use our propane oven frequently, not only to bake things. Some things just taste better when baked or reheated in an oven. We also dry camp some. We could use the microwave by powering it with our inverter, but rarely do so
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:26 PM   #8
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Never used mine ever, we use the nuwave oven for everything
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:43 PM   #9
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We use our propane oven all the time. I'm 45 so bending down to light it isn't a big deal. We dry camp often so it is obviously the best choice. If you are careful and have any sense at all you won't end up like the trashed RV in pictures above. If you ask me, Darwin found them... common sense folks
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:21 PM   #11
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If I ever took my oven out of my camper, my wife would make me a very unhappy camper. You can go to almost any hardware store that sells parts for a BBQ and add a separate igniter either to your existing ignitor or add an igniter from the BBQ just a push button that will light your stove and oven also. Not hard to do and you will not have to bend over anymore. Advice from a 65 year old with a bad back. Enjoy camping. Dusty
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The last RV with an oven was our '98 Santara, none of the rest that followed (2000 Dutch Star, 2002 Dutch Star and now the Magna) have had them. Went to the Advantium micro/convection units as factory order and haven't been sorry yet.
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Only things my wife wanted or cared about in our last purchase, a queen bed, at least three burners on the stove, and an oven. She loves to bake and it's used on every trip. We have more storage space than we use so even if we didn't use the oven it would stay.

A convection microwave is pretty useless when you like to boondock.
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We have a convection/microwave and no oven in our unit. When run in convection mode it works just like an oven. We baked potatoes wrapped in tin foil last night and muffins this morning. Only reason for a gas oven is boondock baking without having to run the generator. And if you do allot of that it could be a good reason.

My wife is pretty fussy about ovens and she is sold on the convection microwave. She has found bake times in convection mode to be about the same as a gas oven. It seems to do a more even job baking than the small gas ovens. Strangely enough she has found use for the extra storage vs having a gas oven and microwave so there is that bonus as well.


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