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Old 06-11-2016, 11:58 AM   #1
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Any mods for using metal stove cover for counter space?

When we were going to RV shows and looking at TTs to see what features we like and didn't like, I told my DH that I wanted a stove top with the metal cover on it so I could us it as extra counter space. Now that I have one, I found that it is so thin that putting anything with a little bit of weight on it will bend the metal. Has anyone figured out a mod for this space? Maybe something like a cutting board on legs to go over the top of the stove top? Pics would be great!
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:10 PM   #2
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The glass top on my stove is more then strong enough and works fine as extra counter. I do have the front kitchen so I don't lack for counter space even in a 26' TT
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:10 PM   #3
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When we were going to RV shows and looking at TTs to see what features we like and didn't like, I told my DH that I wanted a stove top with the metal cover on it so I could us it as extra counter space. Now that I have one, I found that it is so thin that putting anything with a little bit of weight on it will bend the metal. Has anyone figured out a mod for this space? Maybe something like a cutting board on legs to go over the top of the stove top? Pics would be great!
We just lay a wood cutting board on top of it, no legs.
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:28 PM   #4
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DW got a large bamboo cutting board and then got 4 round shower curtain end pieces from Walmart and glued them on the bottom to conform with the metal rack over the stove burners. They can also be screwed on. Makes for a nice, tight custom fit and can be easily lifted off to use the burners. It did necessitate removing the folding metal cover, but that only involved removing two screws. Cover was a flimsy piece of junk, anyway.

We got a new camper with a different rack pattern over the burners, but only had to remove and reposition the "feet" on the bottom of the board.

I posted some photos of it on here once but now can't find the posting or the original photos. Maybe a search will reveal them, but I haven't been able to find it.

This more than doubled her counter space in the Surveyor 220. Best mod we've ever done.
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Very nice.
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We put some rubber grippies on the bottom of a standard wood cutting board. It's the same stuff you put in a tool chest to keep things from rattling. You can buy it at Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart etc. It spreads the load and stays put going down the road.
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Camping world had a sale last fall. I'm not sure how much we paid for it, but it was like $10-15.

Its a wooden cutting board with rubber feet. The feet sit in the burner slots. A nice thing about it, it adds extra counter space, and when we travel, it prevents any rattle/noise from the burner tops.
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CW has stove covers in black or wood that sit on top of the burners and do not move even when I'm driving.
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CC Cutting board

We bought one also. Seems perfect for your issue
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