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Old 09-23-2016, 08:14 AM   #11
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dont forget the eSpresso maschine for those long late night or all night drives!

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Old 09-23-2016, 09:53 AM   #12
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Such good info! Thank you all and hope the conversation continues.

I have not yet decided on a gennie. I have been eyeing solar although I did not know you could run a generator while driving? We have the typical RV stove and I've read to put a ceramic tiles to balance the heat.

I am really torn. Not using the oven and going with burners only only costs me the oven feature but gives me extra needed drawers. Toaster oven sounds interesting and I need to learn more about the convection ovens.

Powerwise I've been leaning towards solar and propane... Guess I need to really investigate generators. Haven't really looked at price and features / benefits.

***Forgot to mention I live in Central Oregon where its like sunny over 300 days a year. Really helped push the solar idea.***
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:59 AM   #13
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We have:
Two burner propane cooktop

Chest freezer as fridge under the lift up kitchen countertop section for several extra feet of counterspace

Small ceramic kitchen sink

10 gal propane h2o heater

French press style pyrex coffee maker

Getting ready to put in the flat top wood stove tonight(we can cook on it as well)

And remember you can always use a dutch oven on a burner or inside a wood stove if you're feeling adventurous or if you don't want a dedicated oven to save some space... So far our setup has worked out really well for us. My goal was to use the least amount of electricity possible, so only my fridge is running on the juice.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:41 AM   #14
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Lots of ways to skin a cat. Although we have only 10 feet of living space we have a full kitchen including a 4 burner stove with oven, microwave, toaster, two basin sink, rice cooker, fan driven range hood and a below the counter frig. We use all of it.

mmmm- fresh baked apple pie!
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:01 PM   #15
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Looks like you have everything you need. I love that pop-up top! How did you do that?
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #16
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Lots of ways to skin a cat. Although we have only 10 feet of living space we have a full kitchen including a 4 burner stove with oven, microwave, toaster, two basin sink, rice cooker, fan driven range hood and a below the counter frig. We use all of it.

mmmm- fresh baked apple pie!
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Hummmm, only thing I see missing is a bottle of Vino.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:31 PM   #17
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Ha! Lets see-----second shelf left side of frig----along with sip size samples of Cazadores tequila, and Tanqueray gin. Help yourself!
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:45 PM   #18
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that is one great looking bus!!!
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:14 PM   #19
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The wife and I have made up our minds (so far) and decided to CL our atwood stove/oven and go with a 3 burner propane counter insert unit. For an oven we are going to use a toaster oven. Some of them are very nice with some great features. We keep the drawer space and for the times we need an oven we will have a convection toaster oven.

Thanks for the input everyone.

We also decided to CL our current water tank for a different size but also are thinking we will put our hot water heater under the floor of the bus. This gives us more kitchen space and we can be creative with how to deal with draining and tempuratures.

Anyone ever place their water heater under their bus? We are thinking of boxing it in but using the space under the floor where the bus skin is still covering.
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:56 PM   #20
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Looks like you have everything you need. I love that pop-up top! How did you do that?
YEAH! That's a genius idea for people who don't want to raise the entire roof!

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