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Old 01-25-2016, 07:55 PM   #15
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Keep in mind that both Dickinson and Force 10 are Canadian companies and with the Canadian Dollar being so low right now, you might be able to get a good deal on one of their products.


Good point! $1,624.95 Canadian for the Dickinson from this Canadian Supplier is only about US$1140, compared to US$1,489.91 on this American site.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:53 AM   #16
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Thank you for all the replies everyone! I am considering both the Dickenson and the ENO marine range/ovens. There's just not a lot of options in the marine world either, but definitely better than what's available in the RV market.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:30 PM   #17
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Atwood has redesigned their ranges in the last year or two. There is some improvement over the Amana one that the mother ship installed in my 2010 when it was new, enough so to make me consider replacing it. They have a better grate, better valves, a glass oven door, and spark ignition for the surface burners that runs off 12v.

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/ranges-a...put-ranges.asp

Not perfect but an improvement over much of what's out there.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:33 PM   #18
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That Dickenson stove looks really nice. For some reason I couldn't link to the ENO stove. Not sure if it's something with my phone??


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Old 02-03-2016, 05:28 PM   #19
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Atwood has redesigned their ranges in the last year or two. There is some improvement over the Amana one that the mother ship installed in my 2010 when it was new, enough so to make me consider replacing it. They have a better grate, better valves, a glass oven door, and spark ignition for the surface burners that runs off 12v.

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/ranges-a...put-ranges.asp

Not perfect but an improvement over much of what's out there.
Your description fits my original Maytag, installed by the factory in 1998.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:33 PM   #20
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Better looking RV Ovens

Hoping this post will save somebody some time in the future...

After extensive research looking for a more visually appealing RV Range with an Oven, here's what I found:

Dickinson Marine Mediterranean 3-Burner Propane Gas Stove With Broiler - Model #00-MED3B

It's pretty expensive (about $1650 plus freight shipping), but in my opinion in looks the best of those available out there. It's meant for boats, but fits in in the 22x22x22 cutout I have from my old Magic Chef stove. Below is the 3 burner version, and expect to pay $100 less for the 2-burner version. It also has a protection mechanism to shut off the propane if it detects no flame.



Timeless Travel Trailers did an Airstream with this unit:



Next up is the ENO Gascogne 3-Burner Propane Gas Stove With Oven Model #18634

I personally don't like the black front, but it's much cheaper than the Dickinson at $1099 plus freight shipping. Again, meant for boats, but works in a AS as well. This is the 3-burner version, but comes in 2-burner variant as well (less expensive by about $100). Same propane shut off protection as the Dickinson.



Last is the Force 10 3-Burner North American Standard Propane Gas Stove with Oven Model #63356


Priced above the ENO unit, but slightly below the Dickinson at $1499 plus freight shipping for the 3-burner version. Comes in 2-burner variant as well for about $100 less. Also has the propane shut off protection.



Am I missing any others that people have found that aren't the usual suspects from Suburban or Atwood?
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:05 PM   #21
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I've insisted on keeping our Magic Chef 4-burner because you can't get that many burners on an RV range anymore. Right now it's sitting in our house while we build new cabinets etc. and will get a high-heat stainless steel paint job on the top after we test it.

However, Mama's recently been seduced by a sexy Italian siren. Last spring Trailer Life
and MotorHome (May 2015) had an article about a SMEV 3-burner with an oven. Dometic is importing to the US with it's name on it. You can see it here:

http://www.dometic.com/USA/MS-7207-R...ss-Steel-Range

Their site can be slow, but it's worth the wait. (Grrrrrrr!) She's not as expensive as some of the above models, but MSRP is supposedly $975. Haven't found it in anyone's inventory yet, though the Dometic site lists several dealers in our vicinity. I'm guessing it's a special order item right now. Sadly, this little number will need to wait for some more pennies in the piggy bank, since our trailer is in the shop getting new axles right now.

(Not sure how I missed those articles last spring. My husband just happened to leave one magazine open on that article the other day. He's a terrible tease.)
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Anyone know how well the ovens in these higher end marine stoves work? Better than the typical RV oven?
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According to Trailer Life magazine the SMEV/Dometic oven works very well. This unit also has jet-flow-sealed burners and built-in igniter. Sounds like the igniter is electric.

Until I can get the fancy stove, I plan to keep an oven thermometer and 1/2" pizza stone in the Magic Chef. I already do that at home because I bake a lot of bread. Pretty sure the stone I have is a bit too big for the RV oven, but will make a trip to the restaurant supply store after I have dimensions.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:07 PM   #24
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Starstream,
I agree with Mama 😃 the SMEV 3-burner with an oven is a sweet looking range! Thanks for sharing. Let us know if you get one, how you like it.


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Old 02-18-2016, 09:17 AM   #25
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Will do.

We have plans to craft a custom countertop. It's kind of a one-and-done type of project. So I need to check all the dimensions of the old Magic Chef and see if the Dometic site has actual measurements. The Travel Life article was comparing the SMEV to more recent models. If the two are close enough in size, and the MC functions properly when we test it, we'll keep the old girl for a little while. Otherwise, if I can get Hubs to agree we'll make the space to fit the shiny new model and use it for additional storage until the new range is within reach.

Just wish the dream girl didn't have the dream girl price. Besides the oven, it has some nice safety features. If a control knob gets bumped on the gas doesn't come on with it. One of our fur kids is a hard-core counter-top cruiser.
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How does the price of the SMEV compare to most modern RV ranges? We bought a '64 Overlander in November. It's gutted and needs everything. We don't have an old range to keep so the main thing is not to overspend too much on any one thing as there are so many things left to buy. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-19-2016, 08:03 AM   #27
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I have been quoted by one vendor a price around $1,400 for the Dickinson Mediterranean plus freight.

http://dickinsonmarine.com/product/m...ner-gas-stove/

The Atwood stove in the Classic is nearly identical to the one in the 23D (they list for over $800) except for the lift lid over the burners. The right rear hinge metal tab broke off several weeks after the Classic arrived. A warranty claim was raised with the local dealership. Two years later still NO part. I fixed it myself with a stainless steel screw and nut. Screws are missing under the lid that hold the burner gas feed tubes in place. Just cheaply and not well built.

I bet the family owned and run Dickinson Marine Company would have a replacement part out the same day.
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Hey Caroyl,

From what we've seen the prices of RV appliances are just high in general. They are a specialty item and are sold to a relatively small part of the population. (RV owners). For a bit of research check vendors like Camping World and look for local RV specialists who have parts stores. Here in Texas, we have PPL Motorhomes (3 locations in the state. Were at the Houston store today). When they have sales, their prices are pretty good. They do also have a web-site for parts ordering.

I wanted to keep a propane cook-top and oven, but Hubby was worried about safety. He was never really comfortable with the idea of putting the MC back in. When looking at different RV stove/ovens, ask the sales people to show you exactly how they operate. With the exception of the SMEV/Dometic it sounds like most of the models on the market are still lit manually. The SMEV (Dometic model CU-434) has a 12V electric ignition. I believe one for the burners and one for the oven. This range supposedly uses 33% less fuel, yet heats quickly, good results from the oven and safer in general. After he fussed a bit, I had Hubby re-read the Trailer Life/MotorHome review again. He's now sold on the sexy Italian as being a good investment. Other than being stylish, safer is a big deal. He's willing to spend money on that.

We're picking up our trailer Tues. The repair shop is a Dometic dealer. I have a print-out of the SMEV and will be asking them if they've seen it at any trade shows or have possibly installed one.

If you want to find the review, the article is titled is "One Hot Italian." It's in the May 2015 MotorHome magazine. Trailer Life was sometime last spring too. (Both have same publisher) In the event, you can't find the article online they might be able to send you a past issue.
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