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Old 06-08-2006, 09:02 AM   #15
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The oven is great - no electricity required. Use it to heat up garlic bread, pizza, tater tots, rolls... easy stuff because we are on vacation.

Slightly off topic... We have no interest in leaving our nice suburban home, to travel in our nice Airstream trailer, only to spend our vacation in what amounts to a trailer park (aka RV park). The high density parking and typically unattractive surroundings (effectively parking lots with hookups) are unacceptable. We often stay at beautiful National Forest, State Park, and National Park campgrounds without hookups - thus the oven is nice to have. YMMV!
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:00 AM   #16
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Ovens

The only thing I have EVER used the ovens in any of the 3 Airstreams and 1 SOB trailers I have owned is to cook frozen Pizzas. (something I could probably live without)

I see you live in Georgia. Have you ever cranked up the oven on a 90+ degree day? I have found that it just isn't worth it since it will then take the airconditioner several hours to get the trailer comfortable again. Sometimes, I cook outside on a propane Coleman stove. You could buy one of those black sheetmetal "ovens" that are used with these stoves. That way you could bake on hot days or if you are boondocking away from an electrical hookup.

You could get one of those combination convection/microwave ovens and have the best of both worlds in the same space.
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The oven is great - no electricity required. Use it to heat up garlic bread, pizza, tater tots, rolls... easy stuff because we are on vacation.

Slightly off topic... We have no interest in leaving our nice suburban home, to travel in our nice Airstream trailer, only to spend our vacation in what amounts to a trailer park (aka RV park). The high density parking and typically unattractive surroundings (effectively parking lots with hookups) are unacceptable. We often stay at beautiful National Forest, State Park, and National Park campgrounds without hookups - thus the oven is nice to have. YMMV!
Well said!
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I used my oven once, to cook biscuits. What should have taken 10 minutes took 1 hour. So, now I use it to store the bread in and buy microwaveable biscuits! It keeps the bread from getting squished! I do oysters on the grill! YUM I wanna go camping nooooowwwww!!!!!!
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Hey, I use my oven AS an oven. I'm not the world's greatest chef, but it's worked for every recipe I've tried, at least in SOME fashion.

I have an AMAZING ability to turn expensive food into something blackened that fills up white plastic trash bags. (I have better luck with meatloaf.)

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Hmm, I think Kathy and I would get along.

The earlier suggestion of a propane grill running off the LP tanks is a good one - hadn't thought of that. I just associate grills and charcoal, which doesn't make for the most travel-happy mess.

I'll have to poke around and see what kind of grills I can find that might be large enough and stowable; tossing in the TV would be fine for traveling, but need to be able to stick it in the AS when parked, so I don't have a grill laying around my machine shop/garage when at home.

Lots of good suggestions, thanks,

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I didn't like the protrusion, so when I replaced the stove/oven in my Caravel I used the Caravel's in the Overlander--the 16" short version just fits in the countertop over the heater. Then I pitched the big oven and removed the protrusion.

I agree you need an oven--for toast and bruscheta, and to quickly heat up the interior on those frosty mornings. Plus, the oven holds the heat for an hour or so until you get going.
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