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Old 07-11-2015, 12:17 PM   #463
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I couldn't get the oven to light this past week, then I discovered the gas was leaking out of a connection just before the pilot assembly. I wouldn't have known except the gas was lit there instead of getting to the pilot. At first I thought it the thermocouple had died, and was contemplating how I would replace it without removing the entire stove, not a happy thought.

There's a nut holding the tubing for the pilot to the pilot assembly. A 12 mm. open end wrench fits on it and about half a turn and the nut was tight. I wonder if this loose nut had been loose for years, but had just become loose enough to allow the flame to light at it, but not the pilot? It would have fed too much air to the pilot, or dissipated enough gas to make it hard to light the pilot—either way, that would explain why the pilot has always been hard to light, especially if the oven had been sitting for a while. That loose nut would allow gas to slowly leak out of the tube back to the knob that opens the pilot valve. Not a lot of gas and not really dangerous, but enough to make us wait until the tube filled with gas again. As soon as I tightened the nut, the pilot lit immediately.

Another learning experience.

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Old 07-12-2015, 07:12 PM   #464
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Thx, Gene.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:18 PM   #465
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Speaking of ovens ...

The design engineer isn't interested in keeping the wall oven in our 75 Overlander.

Have no idea what it might be worth, or if anyone might be interested. It's all there, but I removed it before checking so who knows?
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:35 PM   #466
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The sweet smell of something baking or cooking in the oven on a cool night or morning can't be duplicated with a micro - waste of space. Non cooks will perhaps disagree - cooks will not.

Love the oven even though it can be a challenge to light💥


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Old 07-12-2015, 11:36 PM   #467
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I love the sweet smell of something baking in the convection oven, and I also love the convenience of the microwave. Best of both worlds And my husband, a cook, agrees.

Maybe if we ever full-time in our trailer, we might feel differently. But honestly, we are more than pleased with the microwave/convection oven. For those times when we have no power, we do just fine without it - thanks to the cooktop, campfire and portable grill. We make it work.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:08 AM   #468
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There's a nut holding the tubing for the pilot to the pilot assembly. A 12 mm. open end wrench fits on it and about half a turn and the nut was tight. [not a 1/2"] I wonder if this loose nut had been loose for years,

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Years??? Your trailer is a 2008. That's brand spanking new as far as I'm concerned (our is early '70s). Perhaps (likely) not properly tightened at the factory. Not dangerous
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:05 AM   #469
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We use our oven, as recently as last night to cook a pizza. It's the original Magic Chef oven that came in our Avion. It works well, but I'm glad to have an oven thermometer hanging inside so we don't have to guess via the markings on the control knob.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:17 AM   #470
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I love the sweet smell of something baking in the convection oven, and I also love the convenience of the microwave. Best of both worlds And my husband, a cook, agrees.

Maybe if we ever full-time in our trailer, we might feel differently. But honestly, we are more than pleased with the microwave/convection oven. For those times when we have no power, we do just fine without it - thanks to the cooktop, campfire and portable grill. We make it work.
Amen, without question the best of both worlds, but we have a generator for those times when boondocking.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:49 PM   #471
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Never used it except for storage.
So, this fall, out it comes and a new three burner cook top goes in; the vacated space will now be converted to a dish/glass/cup cabinet.

Ill post photos when the work is finished.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:37 PM   #472
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We only have a convection microwave and cooktop. My wife uses the convection oven all the time, especially for cakes, et.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:20 AM   #473
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Ya'll are much more sophisticated than we are. Since I've never been able to get our dumb fridge to work on 12V (works great on 120 "shore power" or propane) we traditionally use a frozen lasagna in the "ice box" when we head out. It's become a tradition that the first nights dinner is lasagna in the oven which it does a great job on. A microwave just wouldn't be the same tradition as setting up camp and smelling that lasagna cooking in the oven.
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So true, so true.

I can't wait to use ours this Fall on a cool morning!

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The sweet smell of something baking or cooking in the oven on a cool night or morning can't be duplicated with a micro - waste of space. Non cooks will perhaps disagree - cooks will not.

Love the oven even though it can be a challenge to light💥


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I love the sweet smell of something baking in the convection oven, and I also love the convenience of the microwave. Best of both worlds And my husband, a cook, agrees.

Maybe if we ever full-time in our trailer, we might feel differently. But honestly, we are more than pleased with the microwave/convection oven. For those times when we have no power, we do just fine without it - thanks to the cooktop, campfire and portable grill. We make it work.
The same for us!
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:52 PM   #476
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The stoves were missing when I started on our 67 (31') so I put in a new 2 burner gas stovetop next to the sink, and installed a electric A/C heat unit where the oven was. It is vented under the trailer. On top of the counter we use a stainless oven/convection oven 110v from wal mart ($59) we carry a gen set but only use it when in really remote areas. most of the time we find ourselves able to connect to shore power, otherwise we mainly use the solar power and propane. Rolland


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