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Old 08-15-2017, 02:33 PM   #127
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How did you fill the gap without installing a new counter top surface? My understanding is that the new unit is slightly narrower than the old one (but I could be wrong). did this turn out to be a drop in replacement with no modifications to the cabinetry necessary?

Could you provide a photo top-down of the new stove?

I bought a new trailer and I have the same crummy stove from airstream now. I'm looking to also replace like I did on my other trailer.

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Thank you kindly for the shout out! We have a 2016 27' FC FB that had the factory Atwood s/s bi-fold cover. Yes, the SMEV range requires a slightly smaller opening width and height wise, and deeper depth wise. Sadly no, it was not a drop in replacement without mods. SMEV also has an oven light and electronic ignition so I also had to wire 12 volt to my circuit breaker.

After removing the factory range and dry fitting the SMEV, I discovered the new range fits right in width wise, flush with the counter (it's designed to rest on top of the counter like the factory range). So to make the new range appear flush with my existing counter, I used furring strips underneath to keep range at the desired height. There are three screws on each side that I screwed through the furring strips into the cabinetry.

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You can find my original posting for this project in airforums under "Frank&Mike 2016 27' Flying Cloud We Made Some Changes".

I have a detailed installation guide with photos that a member requested.

Glad to help out a fellow Airstreamer. It was a labor of love but always worth it. Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:45 PM   #128
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Nice. How's it work?


Much thanks! SMEV range oven has a 12 volt electronic ignition and an oven light. Lighting the burners is similar to a residential gas range. To light burners, push in and turn the knob to "light" and it clicks until it lights. To use oven, push in and turn oven knob to "light" and push a separate button to ignite. The oven has a setting up 450*The cook top glass lid raises up and creates a nice backsplash. SMEV claims the burners use 33% less gas while still providing high temperature cooking because of the efficiency of the JetFlow burners. Sadly we've only cooked one time using only one burner. We did notice the flame was more "jet-like" and cooked nicely. My wife is the chef so she would notice any deficiencies.So far so good!

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Old 08-16-2017, 07:16 AM   #129
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Thank you kindly for the shout out! We have a 2016 27' FC FB that had the factory Atwood s/s bi-fold cover. Yes, the SMEV range requires a slightly smaller opening width and height wise, and deeper depth wise. Sadly no, it was not a drop in replacement without mods. SMEV also has an oven light and electronic ignition so I also had to wire 12 volt to my circuit breaker.

After removing the factory range and dry fitting the SMEV, I discovered the new range fits right in width wise, flush with the counter (it's designed to rest on top of the counter like the factory range). So to make the new range appear flush with my existing counter, I used furring strips underneath to keep range at the desired height. There are three screws on each side that I screwed through the furring strips into the cabinetry.

Here's some top view photos.
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You can find my original posting for this project in airforums under "Frank&Mike 2016 27' Flying Cloud We Made Some Changes".

I have a detailed installation guide with photos that a member requested.

Glad to help out a fellow Airstreamer. It was a labor of love but always worth it. Good luck!


Thanks for the info - I was pretty sure it had different dimensions. You did a nice job fitting it in without replacing the counter top - something I'm considering for my 30'.
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