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Old 07-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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New to this RV traveling, any problems cooking in the oven while the MH moving?

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Old 07-23-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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I have cook bake potatoes in the convection oven never turned on gas oven. Things do slide around.

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Old 07-23-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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We use the microwave(non convection) for baked potatoes- use a fork, poke some holes in the potato the put it in a paper sack. Works great but doesn't get skin nice and crispy.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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New to this RV traveling, any problems cooking in the oven while the MH moving?

I suppose it would depend on how straight and smooth the road is, and what you are cooking. A cake would certainly differ from say a pot roast. I personally would not feel secure with something sliding around on an oven rack while traveling. That being said, we sometimes use the microwave for short periods of time to warm things while traveling.

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We used to use a crockpot that was placed in the kitchen sink and also wedged in so as to not slide around. Of course this only worked if you were running the generator.
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I would really hesitate to do more than use the microwave for quick heating. I even will make our sandwiches ahead of time and put them in the frig for unusually long trips so that I don't need to move around a lot while in transit.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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We've never cooled on the moho while it was moving.
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Do NOT use the oven or stove top while traveling down the road!!!!


Cook it the night before and reheat with the microwave. Yes the genny must be on to run the microwave but that's not a bigt deal.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:03 AM   #9
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No never cooked while driving. There is simply too much movement in the MH. I secure everything down and still get stuff sliding around. No way I would feel comfortable with anything on the stove or in the oven.
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The two major issues I see:

Some cookware may not slamming into the oven walls if you hit an uneven road or corner

Liquids may slosh out and make a,, well mell of a hess.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:16 AM   #11
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No, My DW rarely cooks at all. & I cook on the grill. But seriously, I wouldn't trust anything in the oven while traveling. I also wouldn't trust using the crockpot while traveling, If something was to happen & that crockpot came loose & a hot projectile. I would hate to be in that situation.
Can you say "Eat Out". Someday I think this will change for us, but as long as we have the income to allow us this luxury, that is what we decide to do with it.
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The oven will work fine as far as heating goes, and the burner doesn't care if the RV is moving. But the contents of the oven? Not good. the pot or dish will be sliding and banging around and the contents may well spill if any liquid at all is involved. A spill could well lead to a fire and that could well spell disaster. Not a good idea.

Use a crock pot in the sink or a microwave or convection oven while underway (both require an inverter).
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We do not cook while traveling. We did live on a sailboat for over 12 years and did cook while moving but the stove was gimbaled and holders were in place to keep the pots from sliding due to motion. We did not cook during heavy weather but ate cold things. My opinion is RV's are not designed for cooking while traveling. It is so easy to pull off the road and make the meal then continue traveling - less mess & fuss.
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crockpot cooking

We use our crockpot placed in the sink. We turn on the inverter to power it. Works great and dinner is done when you arrive at the next camp ground. Only problem is you have to smell the aroma of the meal as you travel done the road. Where a bib to sop up the saliva.

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