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Old 04-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Which stove to install?

Do I run a small household stove/oven? A RV type stove/oven? Maybe just a stove top? How about just a cut-out in the counter where my big Coleman stove could fit. Decisions, decisions.
After trying to decide what king of stove to run, I happened on a deal for a "Camp Chef" stove/oven. It can run on the 1 lb. bottles or be plumbed into the main LP system. I will make a cutout in the counter to fit the stove in. It will be removable for use anywhere else I wanted to take it also. It only has a two burner top, but I think that will be acceptable. It will give me a little more counter space than a regular RV stove would allow. The oven space should be adequate for my needs.
It bought this new with a cover for $180.00
So what-cha-all think?
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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Re: Which stove to install?

I agree with smitty, useage is the key, if you're full timing an oven is a lot more important than if it is short term/vacation type use.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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Re: Which stove to install?

I have a 3 burner stove/oven I will be putting in my bus from our old slide in truck camper. I like the idea of being able to bake something when I want to. FWIW though you can get a foldable coleman oven if you dont think you will use the oven often.

[Thread hijack]How many of ya'll are using tankless waterheaters? Thats the way I intend to go with mine[/threadhijack]
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: Which stove to install?

Go used, guys! I got my apartment-size (26"?) stove (with a hood, which I rewired for 12V) for $125, which included converting it from natural gas to bottled propane and the guy loading it into my truck. It came from an appliance repair place.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:39 PM   #5
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Re: Which stove to install?

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If it was just me.........

Used would be just fine. EVERYTHING is "used" once you take it home anyway....isn't it?

Unfortunately my XYL demands several things be brand new. I thought a used toilet would be OK myself..... but no!

She is willing to indulge my bus conversion dreams IF she gets to pick several things in the bus to HER liking. A NEW stove, reefer, and toilet are 3 of those things.

I'm willing to indulge her demands. She is very helpful/supportive about things I want my way in the bus and she's even willing to help with the construction when she is able.....

What's a new stove worth for THAT???

surplus is not used, try, rvsurplus salvage, bontragers, &tristate surplus, online they are all in the Elkhart In. area,also check your local rv dealers, times are tough and cash is king
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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If it was just me.........

Used would be just fine. EVERYTHING is "used" once you take it home anyway....isn't it?

Unfortunately my XYL demands several things be brand new. I thought a used toilet would be OK myself..... but no!

She is willing to indulge my bus conversion dreams IF she gets to pick several things in the bus to HER liking. A NEW stove, reefer, and toilet are 3 of those things.

I'm willing to indulge her demands. She is very helpful/supportive about things I want my way in the bus and she's even willing to help with the construction when she is able.....

What's a new stove worth for THAT???

My wife is the same way. In the beginning the skoolie idea was a hard sell but once she started thinking about how it will look when done she started liking it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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Re: Which stove to install?

the household basement type of flush up hill toilets are a version of the macerator systems, hopefully without the marine/rv price or the household water requirements
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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Re: Which stove to install?

Vanguy, yes that's the stove. It was an ebay bid item. Should be here in a couple days.
To all, Yes we got to keep the better (or other) halves happy. If she'll be doing the cooking on it, she should choose what she would like to cook on. I think this little stove should work for use. I did consider just a stove top and use one of the coleman fold up ovens. Those work fairly well, but I think a dedicated oven will work better in the long run.
Decided against an apartment stove because of height. That extra room could be used for water heater (as suggested) or a pan drawer below the stove.
Looking into an on demand hot water heater and, one of those macerator toilets would be fantastic, as it does free up toilet placement.
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I still can't figure a way to buy one of those electric marine toilets with the built-in macerator pump without dropping $500 though.

what about something like this connected to a traditional camper toilet http://cgi.ebay.com/Multikwik-Toilet-Ma ... 3:1|294:50
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