"Seems if you gained a couple inches floor space then you had to cut off some cabinet supports. Did you redo the floor? From the pic looks like you have a wood floor. "
No cabinet supports were removed, and in fact one was added. The end panel is new, which supports that end. On the other end it was just screwed into the pantry wall. I just unscrewed it and shoved it back. The under sink storage was supported only on the pantry side, so I added a support on the other end. The floor is a new Alloc laminate (Pergo type) floor.
"I have a '90 Excella 25' with the twins and envy the double. As you say, there are not many around. Hunter has a '96 double in a wide body. "
If you have seen her website (http://members.aol.com/airstm2268/excella.htm
), mine now looks a great deal like hers, with the new front credenza and new bedroom cabinet with drawers. The outside is another matter altogether. That will be next summer's project.
"I like to use a plastic dish pan to wash dishes in, and the double sinks are probably too small to fit much of a dishpan into. "
We found the RV type divided sink too small to do anything with. A standard divided kitchen sink is simply too large for the available space. That left a single bowl laundry sink. It is larger, front to back, deeper, and is large enough to use with a dish pan.
"We read that the oven will work fine if one puts in a ceramic tile / or pizza stone in the bottom to disperse the heat. "
Could be. I scarcely ever use the oven at home, and since I do all the cooking when we are out, it was no loss to me.
"We have the convection microwave - Hear it is a delight to cook with. "
I would love to have got one, but the price scared me off. Got a real nice 1.2 cu ft microwave for $80.
"Great counter space with your addition. We also have the swing up added counter where your catalytic heater was. "
Ah, counter space. The sine qua non of successful cooking in a RV. I thought of adding a swing up counter, but it would swing up in front of the door creating a nuisance, I suspect.
"BTW, did you try the catalytic heater out. Looks like a great place for one."
No I did not. They frankly frighten me in such a small space. This is not to critisize anyone who thinks otherwise, just a statement of personal phobia. Speaking of which, a previous owner must have been paranoid about being cold. We had four heat sources: gas furnace, electric furnace, electric heat strip in A/C, and the catalytic heater.