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Old 09-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #435
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Thank you PJ I will try that this weekend!
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #436
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That is what my pizza stone is for.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #437
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We find the oven is harder to light when it hasn't been used for a long while. We use wooden matches and on the first trip of the year I may go through 4 or 5 of them. My wife holds the dial in while I use a flashlight to see the pilot light—far in the back and then hold the match to the pilot until it lights. It is not user friendly.

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Old 09-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #438
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Hey Gene,

What year is your trailer? Maybe it's in need of a new thermocouple?
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #439
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We find the oven is harder to light when it hasn't been used for a long while. We use wooden matches and on the first trip of the year I may go through 4 or 5 of them. My wife holds the dial in while I use a flashlight to see the pilot light—far in the back and then hold the match to the pilot until it lights. It is not user friendly.

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Hi, we use one of those butane lighters to light up our oven.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #440
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When I had an oven, I would simply heat the thermocouple for a while and then release the knob. The oven would fire off and, in turn, light the pilot. I found that was easier than waiting for all the air to get out of the pilot tube which always took a long time since we seldom used the oven.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:55 AM   #441
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I guess I don't have a problem with it because this is the way Mom lit our old stove back in the day.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #442
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It isn't the thermocouple, unless it was bad from the beginning. The problem is the pilot is so far towards the back of the oven it is difficult to hold the knob and light the oven with one person doing it. Barb does the knob, I sit on the floor so I can see the pilot and heat up the thermocouple waiting for gas. Barb holds down the knob to let the gas come through, I hold the match. We tried a butane lighter, but it didn't work any better. If we use the oven every few days, it works right away. If a longer time, it takes longer.

I remember ovens where you light the oven from a hole at the front and it lit the burner and the pilot at the same time (I think)—not the safest way to do it, but it sure was faster. We have a 1931 Magic Chef at home where you do the same thing, except I have to hold a match under the burner to light it—that is even more unsafe, but after using this oven for 24 years, I haven't burned myself yet, just barely.

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Old 06-23-2015, 10:19 PM   #443
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This last trip I decided to give our oven a go. This time I took a round pizza stone and placed it on the metal tray above the burner. The stone evens out the temperature and make then readings on the knob pretty accurate when compared the oven thermostat hanging from the wire rack. I was able to bake a couple of batches of break n' bake cookies and pizzas successfully. I even put bread on a tray below the burner to make toast. The stone made all the difference. Should be standard equipment in these RV OVENS.

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Old 06-24-2015, 08:37 AM   #444
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We removed our oven in our remodel. We use a microwave/convection oven instead & an induction cooktop. We don't miss it at all. I have made cakes, cookies, muffins, bread, broiled, etc. We also love all of the xtra counter space it gives us (we store the cooktop in an overhead). We have a 25ft 2001 Safari.
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We removed our oven in our remodel. We use a microwave/convection oven instead & an induction cooktop. We don't miss it at all. I have made cakes, cookies, muffins, bread, broiled, etc. We also love all of the xtra counter space it gives us (we store the cooktop in an overhead). We have a 25ft 2001 Safari.

Should you indicate that you never boondock but only ever use full hookups?
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Should you indicate that you never boondock but only ever use full hookups?

Hmmmm, don't remember ever mentioning whether I haven't done boondocking. We have a lovely generator in our towing vehicle. The joy of traveling with a trailer is that everyone can travel in the way they desire and are happiest.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:22 AM   #447
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We actually did not want the microwave (well I should say my wife did not want) and the salesman was somewhat surprised when she asked to see the FC with the oven. We have only taken Trixie out on two trips but she used the oven several times and is happy with her decision. And since cooking is not one of my chores I don't really have a problem with it.
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Let's see, last weekend I made corn bread, broiled pork chops, made a blueberry cobbler, made oven french fries, and kept pancakes warm until they were all ready. If the oven ever glitched it would be a top priority to fix it.
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