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Old 04-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #15
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The official nickname for "modicicacious noxiainfectus" is FARKELING. This is a blend of words "functional" and "sparkling" meaning both occur with the activity.


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Old 04-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #16
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That makes us Farkers!


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Old 06-20-2013, 08:44 PM   #17
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Well...we're gonna find out how much we like having an oven...we apparently are not the most observant people on the planet So... we have a micro/conv/cooktop combo in our Sovereign 21 - frankly I've used the micro maybe 5X in 2 years.... so we decide we want a second larger Airstream -- we find a great deal on a 2012 Serenity 28' - I swear we have looked at those pics a zillion times... walked through it last night ... still didn't notice that it had an oven and no microwave Once we got over the "panic" we started talking about how we could toast garlic bread and the hubby could make his biscuits when we boondock (which we do a lot) we're gonna see how it goes. If we miss the micro we can always get a small one and stash it somewhere....
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:50 PM   #18
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We really want a oven in the 25 Eddie Bauer but all the models we can find only have the convection micro and cook top. The 27s have a oven and slide out micro for the most part.

That is the only reason we want a 27. We don't need the extra storage. Is the oven worth a extra 6 k and 2+ feet of extra weight to tow. I say no.. Wife says yes.

I grill a ton and can do most anything in a oven on a grill but my wife wants the oven to control her meals when she cooks

Sure we could add one on a 25 but then we lose the functional space for the micro.

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Old 03-10-2014, 10:56 PM   #19
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Having had a 25 and a 28, I say get the bigger trailer. No real difference in towing. Not to carrry more stuff, but to not have everything jumbled.

We had ovens in out 3 Airstreams, but virtually never used them. We finaly traded the oven for a cooktop and drawers. Lots better.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:08 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by RMB View Post
My wife and I have been talking about another mod to our 23' International ...Removing the flimsey Dometic stove/oven and replacing with a better quality cooktop ( Force 10 three burner) and using the new space under it to install two new drawers. We wonder if we are being precipitous! Are we infected with the Modificacious virus?

So the question is, how many chefs out there actually use the oven? Has anyone else done this and rued the decision?

Wish I had known before I ordered an oven which we will get in a couple of weeks. Darn. The Airstream we have now only has a micro conv. and I really miss my oven. Have to have an oven.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:23 PM   #21
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After owning the new-to-us 2012 Serenity 28 for 9 months now and having taken at least 10 trips (including a week for Alumafandango) in it, we agree that we love having the oven and don't miss a microwave. We have plenty of room to stash a microwave and we kinda planned on getting a small one, but we still haven't done that and I don't know that we would unless we started full timing down the road. Another huge plus is the oven works when we're boondocking without having to start up the generator!! We are also thoroughly enjoying the extra space as well - we went from 22' to 28' and a half a foot wider so huge difference...we also did a cool mod -- took out the dinette and had a custom countertop with huge cabinet underneath one end installed - gave us more storage and even more space to move around!!

When you're not using the oven, it's also a great place to stash your skillets!!
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:43 PM   #22
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Bottom line, if you want a microwave you have to be plugged in. If you camp without hookups the oven will make more sense. We like and use our oven.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:27 AM   #23
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I'm not anywhere near deciding on an oven or not for my 77's renovation, but I found this cool portable propane oven on Amazon (of course). A viable alternative for those without a built in oven that like to cook outdoors. Camp Chef Camping Outdoor Oven with 2 Burner Camping Stove: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:45 AM   #24
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My wife likes to bake, so we definitely want an oven.

But, our trailer doesn't have the gas oven option. So, we bought a toaster oven that we keep in a closet when we're not using it. The only down side is that it doesn't work without electricity so we have to plan our meals around that limitation (or fire up a generator, but it's easier to just plan to not need it). One up side is that when we know we're going to be camping without electricity, we can leave the toaster oven at home to free up some space in the closet.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:54 AM   #25
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We have an oven, and wouldn't have it any other way. However, "they say" that you can do everything in a convection microwave you can do in a regular oven, but you do have to learn how to use it, and it seems talking to friends that have them that learning is not so easy. But, there is no getting around needing AC power with a microwave.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:32 PM   #26
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I posted this in another thread....but, I ordered my trailer with a Sharp microwave/convection oven. I hated it. Had to have hookups. So, last year I bought an Amana on scratch and dent at JC. After installing it, I found I had room UNDER it for a microwave/convection....Yes, you have to get on your hands and knees to use it (which I had to do with the Sharp anyway), but I've got the best of both worlds. Think oven/no oven really boils down to cooking preference. (I also have a portable induction cooktop!)
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:04 PM   #27
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It really is a personal thing. We have an oven and a microwave and we use them both all the time. My wife and I eat the same menu in the trailer as we do at home - including chocolate chip cookies. It's also a good place to store our giant toaster.

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Old 03-11-2014, 08:18 PM   #28
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Warm brownies on a rainy day, baked potatoes, pizza, fresh cornbread with chili.....just sayin'

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