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Old 10-23-2007, 11:50 PM   #15
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Bob, did you actually add a panel to yours? Do you knock your elbow?

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Hi, Shari. No, I did not add a panel to my trailer's kitchen area. In my trailer, at the end of the stove top, is my door so it would not be necessary. But in trying to solve the 34'er concern, I think I would add this panel and get used to it rather than catch my drapes or couch on fire. Almost, but not the same, my microwave oven is right next to my sink to the right side and I don't hit it while I'm doing dishes; I know it's there and work around it.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:59 PM   #16
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a folding metal splash screen that goes over/under the stove cover when not in use could work too.

also a sheet of clear/smoked acrylic...oh wait that stuff melts...

oh, just give the sofa end sitter an umbrella...

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:07 AM   #17
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A solution would be to add a plexiglass splash gaurd to the end of the counter and my 94. 25' Classic actually had one added by the P.O even though the stove was next to the door. The real solution would be for the designers at Airstream to take a look at the existing design, maybe consult a few owners who actually cook and determine if this is truly the best location for a stove. It was at the other end of the counter in earlier floorplans, it would be interesting to know why they changed it.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:26 PM   #18
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Curtains can easily be changed to mini-blinds... I personally love the chrome blinds that are in the Internationals. And in the models I've been looking at, I think the stove is at the back. BUT, what really bugs me, as a great cook, is that there is either wood-work or fabric behind the cooking area in most of the classics and not a stainless backsplash and surround... stainless is so easy to clean, which is why it's used in professional kitchens.
Now that you've brought this to my attention however, I will be paying even closer attention to this stove issue, since I'm sure to be overwhelmed when going to actually make the purchase.
Having a written list of the MUST HAVEs... this will definitely be added to it.
Thank you. I too want to hear more people pipe up.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #19
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stove cover

Just to show that it has been done...at least back in 62'. This stove cover folds over the stove counter when not in use, then opens and locks vertically and opens to become another counter on the right side of the stove. It was formica on the inside and slighty burnt and since has been changed to stainless.
I worry about the reupholstered couch even though it is not right up against the stove. If I am cooking something that splatters,I will fold it up vertical. If really concerned, throw a cover over the couch also.

Being a lefty, (handed) I do not seem to do any elbow knocking.

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Curtains can easily be changed to mini-blinds...there is either wood-work or fabric behind the cooking area in most of the classics and not a stainless backsplash and surround...
depends on the year.

all of the classics from the last several years have aluminium (interior skin) behind the range tops...

some have a small piece on the side as well, that really should be a full wall covering.

i've not seen fabric or wood behind any rangetops on classics going back 20 years.

but some do have a wood spice rack behind the range top, which is covered when the range is in use.

the classics have accordion day/nite shades AND curtains...

except in the galley area where there is a metal mini blind.

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Old 02-10-2008, 01:51 PM   #21
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I wonder if the ones I've seen with fabric and (full) woodwork (that are still newer, within the last 5 years) have been re-done that way by the owners then... Curious why someone would actually do that. Seriously, it's scary! Glad to know they don't just come that way and so that if I do find a used one in that condition it was a previous owner who made the change and unless it's an absolute bargain of a deal that would save me enough money to be able to re-do the kitchen area to a safe level of satisfaction they would not be making a sale off of me.
thanks for the input 2air' - you are a gem around here!
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Just to show that it has been done...at least back in 62'. This stove cover folds over the stove counter when not in use, then opens and locks vertically and opens to become another counter on the right side of the stove. It was formica on the inside and slighty burnt and since has been changed to stainless.
I worry about the reupholstered couch even though it is not right up against the stove. If I am cooking something that splatters,I will fold it up vertical. If really concerned, throw a cover over the couch also.

Being a lefty, (handed) I do not seem to do any elbow knocking.

Gary

What a great idea... seems A/S had already thought of it then forgot about it...

Heck, just get Artstream to come up with a design and when you open the top to cook, you've got instant art!
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Not just AS...

We've been through literally hundreds of SOBs in the past few years going with friends to RV shows and you'd be amazed!!! at the number of class A (really expensive ones) that have the same stovetop next to the couch setup! Do they think the stove is just for decoration????
My favorite RV at our last show??? ...the 30ft Classic w/so....

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Only use the two burners on the left side of the stove.
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