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Old 08-04-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Electric range

Where can I get one of the new electric cooktops the new style Campers are using? My Argosy was gutted and I want to install an electric cooktop if possible.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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Are you willing to fire-up a gen-set at 7:00 am, just to make a pot of coffee?
Or, will you only camp were there are electrical hook-ups?
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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We only go where theres shore power available. We never used the gas oven/range in our other trailer....we used a toaster oven, I kinda wanted something mounted permanently.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:48 AM   #4
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Electric range

I would suggest extreme caution as most that I have seen are designed for modern motorhomes with large generators that are capable of producing 240-volt AC. In most campgrounds the maximum is 50-AMP 120-Volt. If a cooktop is found in 120-Volt AC, then the question would be Amperage draw, and the impact it would have on other appliances such as the air conditioner that could be utilized simultaneously -- I suspect that all other 120-Volt appliances would have to be idle when the range elements were in use.

Good luc with your investigation!

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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The new campers I saw on the rec show had electric ranges in them, they were the new style small towable travel trailers, 110 volt. I don't want to rock the boat with a gas v electric, we just want convienance.
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The electrical power in RV parks that offer 50 AMP service is 240 volt. That is why if you have a 30 amp service in your AS and wanted to plug into a 50 amp service, you have to have an adapter. The adapter is actually droping one leg of the 240 volt service to supply only 120 volt for your 30 apm unit. 240 volt service is made up of 2 seperate 120 volt lines and a nuetral line. Each of the 120 volt lines can supply the 30 amp service needed if an adapter is used
A 30 amp service, even throught it is a 3 wire unit, has only one leg of 120 volts, one leg of nuetral and one leg is a safty ground. the 30 amps service plugs are wired the same as a regular heavy duty extention cord. 1 hot, 1 nuetral & 1 saftey ground.

50 amp service does NOT use a saftey ground, therefor there is only 3 wires, 2 hot & 1 nuetral.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:16 AM   #7
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I'll get the correct information from the RV dealer and post it for everyone, the next time I'm out that way.
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Guess I live in a bubble. I'm interested to hear about electric. Don't want to change, just learn. The only range I had heard of is the Suburban Ceran, which has one 115 vac electric and two gas burners (my dads RV).......looking forward to the info.
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I enjoy cooking. I don't enjoy doing it on a electric stove top.
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Same here, hate cooking on electric.....
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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I installed a new Frigidare electric cooktop 110/115 volt today. I turned on every electrical appliance in the trailer and it worked great even with everthing on.

I can always order a new gas cooktop later if I decide thats what I want. I found some nice ones on ebay.
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