Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-09-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
Rivet Master
Happycampers's Avatar
1979 30' Argosy
Havelock , where we park it
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,651
Question Stove.. replace with convection microwave?

Hello .. our oven has died .. to expense to repair.. and we would like to put in a 2 burner stove top and a convection microwave.. this will be a winter project as we will be taking out the kitchen unit and having another one made to accomodate our wishes.. lol..maybe a corian counter also.. has anyone done this before ?? Thanks Annie

Happycampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 10:23 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 48
Images: 8
Hi Annie,

We are sort of in the same boat. We have a 66 Safari in which the mice invaded (before we got it) and made a nice home in the stove. I want to get rid of the stove and put in a cooktop and microwave also.

If you get started on yours. Let me know because we are going to have to do it also - don't like cooked mouse!!


stellablu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 12:21 PM   #3
uwe's Avatar
1963 26' Overlander
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1963 19' Globetrotter
Portola Hills , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,764
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Remember that you will have to have electricity to run your microwave, while the gas oven will run off your propane bottles. I guess it all depends on how you use the kitchen, and how you camp. A microwave does you no good when you camp with no hookups, unless you have a big enough generator.
I frequently use 3 or 4 of my burners, and wish that my oven worked, but it does not at the moment. ( i have no clue why)
I have never missed not having a microwave oven, but I do miss the gas oven and the broiler.
On the other hand, the microwave will not heat up the trailer as much when you use it, is quicker, and saves weight over the stove combination.
It would boil down to your preferences and needs, i guess.
Corian countertops are very heavy, unless you are only using a small piece.
Good Luck
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 12:43 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Pahaska's Avatar
2005 28' Classic
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,370
Images: 13
We all use them differently

I have only used the oven 4 times, always while on electrical hookups and I have never used more than 2 of my 3 top burners simultaneously.

If I had my druthers, I would have a 2-burner cooktop with a micro-convection oven underneath rather than my 3-burner cooktop and propane oven.
John W. Irwin
2005 Classic 28 "Sabre-Dog III"
2013 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison LTZ
WBCCI #9632, TAC TX-10
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 06:14 PM   #5
Rivet Master
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,474
Images: 19
We did something similar in our 86 25'. The gain in counter space is immense. I built both a shelf for the microwave and a badly need kitchen utinsel drawer in the space vacated by the oven.

I do a lot of cooking, but frankly lack the attention span necessary to monitor more than two burners at a time. The fact that you raise the question suggests that you don't use your oven either.

We went with a microwave, rather than a convection/microwave due to budetary constraints. Even so, I have never regretted the change. To the contrary....

j54mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 07:20 PM   #6
Rivet Master
Edie's Avatar
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 561
Images: 19
When we bought the Basher last year, the oven had already been removed and replace with just a microwave. Brett built a new countertop and put in a two-burner cooktop. I then found a convection/microwave oven on eBay.

While we were at it, we changed out the two-bowl sink for a round single bowl sink. We gained a lot of counter space and the arrangement has worked well for us.

We have full hook-ups at most rallies, and can use the cooktop if we don't have 30 amp electric and can't run the generator. Being in Florida, we don't want to use an oven if we don't have air conditioning anyway.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	kitchen counter - cropped.jpg
Views:	242
Size:	76.2 KB
ID:	2744  
Edie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 07:25 PM   #7
Retired Moderator
john hd's Avatar
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
perfect match!


have you noticed that counter top color matches your avatar perfectly!


john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 07:32 PM   #8
Rivet Master
Edie's Avatar
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 561
Images: 19

Oh's definitely a coincidence. That's a waterlily that was in my back water garden. I took that photo before we even bought the basher!
Edie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 07:35 PM   #9
Rivet Master
Edie's Avatar
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 561
Images: 19
We liked the cooktop and micro/convection combination so well, that we kept the cooktop for our new MH. Brett moved the oven from the new MH into the Basher before we put it up for sale.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	p8030041.jpg
Views:	251
Size:	88.8 KB
ID:	2745  
Edie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2003, 06:06 AM   #10
4 Rivet Member
markjoandall's Avatar
2001 30' Excella
Bedford , New Hampshire
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 347
Images: 4
new oven

Our first trailer, an Award (SOB) had the gas oven range so common in trailers. It also had a microwave. In the eight years we owned the trailer, I think we may have used the oven three times.

When we ordered our current AS, we had to choose between a gas oven under the range, or a microwave/convection oven as an option. We chose the microwave/convection oven. We are very glad we did. We've used the convection oven a few times and it works well. It makes great brownies.

Good luck with your decision.

-Life is a journey, not a destination.
markjoandall is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
microwave compared to a convection microwave. Happycampers Airstream Motorhome Forums 6 02-23-2016 10:58 PM
Thinking about replacing oven with microwave Stefrobrts Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 36 01-15-2006 10:02 AM
Replace original vent pipe cover? rluhr Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 18 08-30-2004 12:12 PM
microwave in a 66 safari? kc airstreamer Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 4 09-15-2003 08:58 AM
need to replace the wheel...are there jacking points? 60traveler Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 1 06-25-2003 03:05 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.