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Old 09-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Question Switching propane oven out with the mw/convenction oven



We have a new 2012 FC 25FB that came with the propane oven. I would like to have the MW/Convection oven instead.

Has anyone done this in their AS or had it done?

Any ideas on the costs involved?

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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There is another recent thread that is just the oposite story of yours. They have a new Airstream with the MW/Convection oven and are in the process of having the factory swap it for a gas oven.
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Our friends are swapping the MW/Convection oven out for the propane oven, and we are swapping our propane one out for the MW/Convection oven (we are buying the old one from them.) Do you not want the MW?Convection for boondocking purposes? Or some other reason? We use the oven so seldom, and usually use the stovetop, which we will still be able to. Why are you doing it? Maybe I need to think it out further!
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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My trailer has the oven. I had wanted a MW/C.

I had asked the dealer about the MW/convection. He stated to me that the oven is for boondocking because it only uses propane.

A MW/C would need 110 volts of at least 1500 watts.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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We have a 30' 2012 Flying Cloud and just swapped out the propane oven for a MW/C and we are glad we did. We also gained two large draws where the MW had been next the the oven with the change over. The reason for the change is that my wife did not like lighting the oven. The cost was $1900. Good luck. Jimbo
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:34 AM   #6
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Bigventure,

We don't boondock for that long of a time that doing without the oven a few days is not an issue and we have a Honda 3000 generator.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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Our friends are swapping the MW/Convection oven out for the propane oven, and we are swapping our propane one out for the MW/Convection oven (we are buying the old one from them.) Do you not want the MW?Convection for boondocking purposes? Or some other reason? We use the oven so seldom, and usually use the stovetop, which we will still be able to. Why are you doing it? Maybe I need to think it out further!
Skatiero,

We bought a MW and tried it for 6 weeks. We placed it on the nightstand between our two twins. It just bugs me to see it sitting out taking up space. Also, I don't use the oven much. We live in Texas and camp in Texas, too. You can't use a propane oven from May to October because it heats up the cabin too much. We grill then and whenever we dry camp for a few days. We also have a Honda 3000 generator for dry camping. Lastly, I use the MW a lot for reheating plates of food, cooking vegetables, and baking casseroles. I usually try to cook enough for 2 meals and then have one to reheat since it is just the two of us.

Great that you have someone you can switch out with. Hopefully, you will save some money. Are you going to do the work or have it done? Any price quotes that you would share?

Thanks for your reply.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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We have a 30' 2012 Flying Cloud and just swapped out the propane oven for a MW/C and we are glad we did. We also gained two large draws where the MW had been next the the oven with the change over. The reason for the change is that my wife did not like lighting the oven. The cost was $1900. Good luck. Jimbo
Jimbo,

Thanks for sharing the information. We hate to hear that it costs that much. In the 2012 25FB Flying Cloud we won't gain any extra drawers because it did not come with a MW. When we purchased this July, I knew I would probably end up wanting to change it. Looks like the current setup is all one piece so we will have to buy a new range top, also. Would you mind sharing a little more info?
Did you have it done by an Airstream Company? How much was labor? Costs of appliances?

We were going to Oregon in our 22ft Sport when we stopped at Northwest Airstream in Boise, ID. Since we were going to be volunteering for 6 weeks, we thought we would check into a bigger one. The people there were fantastic from the sale to the check out. No time to wait to find one that had the MC/C in it.

Your state of Oregon is beautiful. We volunteered for six weeks at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. We staffed the Devil's Churn Information Booth. You are so lucky to live where you have such a variety of scenery and pleasant temperatures.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #9
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We have a 30 ft Serenity which came with the microwave convection "upgrade". I don't like it and miss the propane oven we had in the Safari. I doubt we will swap it out as I don't cook too much in the trailer, but I liked the oven better.
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Deb;

We had Sutton RV in Eugene do the change over and it was part of the purchase price. There was some trade in value on the odl stove and cook top. The stove and cook top was once piece too. We went from a 28' International to the 30' Flying Cloud. It's amazing what a difference the extra space makes. We hope to go full time within the next 12 to 18 months and the additional room will be great to have.

If you come this way again I would suggest that you stop in Eugene and talk with Mark at Sutton. He has been very helpful to us and the dealership has been top notched. Glad to hear that the Boise dealer treated you well.

Thanks for the nice comments about Oregon. We love it here and travel up and down the coast in the trailer. Thanks Jimbo
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We have a 30 ft Serenity which came with the microwave convection "upgrade". I don't like it and miss the propane oven we had in the Safari. I doubt we will swap it out as I don't cook too much in the trailer, but I liked the oven better.
What do you not like about the MW/Convection oven? In your rig do you have a built in MW?

My issue is that there is not space for a built-in MW without doing some major remodeling. The space where the oven is located is where I would put the new one.

Thanks for your reply
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We do a lot of our camping in places where no electricity is available. That makes the MW/convection useless.
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I keep looking at your picture. Is that a little doxie on the pillow?
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We have thought about that for boondockinh, but since
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