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Old 02-01-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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I want to remove my oven/stove & install a lowered oven

I have a 2004 Coachman class A. The kitchen counter does not have a lot of space. The stove is above the level of the countertop with the black metal cover that is apprx 1 1/2" above the countertop & therefore uses up usable space. We have a microwave/convection oven and the propane oven & stove. In the 2 years my wife has lived in the RV for job purposes she has only used the oven 1 time. She would like me to remove the oven/stove combo & install a stove that is lowered below the counter top with a cover that would be level with the counter top. This is a minor job for me to do. I have the skill & tools to do this type of cabinetry work with excellent results. However I have one question that I can not find the answer to, & what better place & people to ask. In researching for a new stove top I find there is a choice of slide-in or drop-in stove tops. Which type would I be installing? If it were in a house I would be installing the slide-in, because the drop-in would fit into a hole cut in the countertop with countertop exposed on all 4 sides similiar to a sink. Is this also the same for the rv drop-in? Is there a better brand or are they all similiar? I have not tried to remove the oven/stove yet or even taken a very good look at it. But I would assume the oven & stove are not seperatable & I would need to replace it with just a stove top. Is this correct? Then I would make the area that is left void from the oven into a cabinet. Of course it will be smaller due to the lowered stove taking up some of the space the oven is currently using. Has anyone else done anything similiar to this?
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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Dan,
Your discussion of the drop-in or slide-in sounds like you've got it correct. The slide n will not have any counter top along the front edge.
There should be no reason you couldn't make a cabinet under the new cook top.....where the old oven was.
Our moho has the cook top and microwave/convection setup and has served us well. You could do some shopping at salvage and moho dealers for the new cook top. Some folks have removed them from new or nearly new mohos.......somebody's got them at what is probably a very good price. Good luck and post some pics of the completed job.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Kix, I never gave it a thought about finding a used cooktop. All though I did think about selling mine.

Not to sure when I will do this. But if & when I do I will post pics. We bought 2 Euro recliners today to replace the sofa & small swivel chair. Will do that tomorrow & post up some pics. Being my wife uses the MH for her job, removing the sofa and adding a file cabinet & the recliner in its place will give her some much needed work space.
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Stove/ oven replacement

I just did the opposite procedure , but is very similar. We had a cooktop only, but no oven except for the Micro/convection. Wife wanted an oven, since we boondock a lot. I bought the Wedgewood, 22 inch oven/cooktop combo. Drops in to a recessed area, allowing for even countertop with the rest of counter and more space. Cooktop fits in exact space with same screw holes. Sounds like you will need to lower the support brace 1
1/2 inches to make the smooth transition. check the Wedgewood website for exact install measurments and very good to do the job. I have the prior cooktop, which is in excellent condition I would sell very reasonable. Where are you located?
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Have you thought about going electric like the higher end coachs have? Gives you the counter top and is a easy clean. Alot of them are two burner and recessed in the counter which provides a smooth surface...just a thought...Happy trails..
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Just a thought but what about remounting the stove/oven and lowering it in the opening so it would be flush? Cut the opening the width of the flange then put blocking under the edge of the counter for the stove/oven to rest on and anchor to. I noticed on mine it would put the bottom of the stove close to the top of the cabinet door under it. Measure twice cut once.

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Allyman, I sent you a PM.

Fatmanar, No I had not given it any thought about an electric cooktop. I will need to do a search for one & show it to my DW.

Blue74, Paul, lowering the whole oven & cooktop would be the best & easiest way to go if my circuit panel was not located in the space under my oven. Before I do anything I will open that area up & see just how much room I have between the oven & the electrical wires & breakers, must maintain cooling air space for the oven.
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