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Old 03-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #11
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We seldom use the oven but the folding burner cover would give you more counter space, and maybe you could use the oven to store a crockpot, electric frying pan...whatever. The handle on the oven is a place to hang a kitchen towel. Another plus is that an oven might make the trailer easier to sell, if and when you do so.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:09 PM   #12
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My DW says...Oven all the way.

And, as you know, the DW is never wrong!
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:48 PM   #13
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Get it with the oven. It is aprx 300$ more and you will get a better resale value. And yet try to cook a chicken in a gas oven and you will never want to cook another one in your home oven. Gas cooking give you the humidity in cooking that you dont get in a electric oven. The result: the chicken is so tender that you will ask your wife a second portion. It is the same for the other items you cook. The perfect cooking every time. yum yum!!!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:19 PM   #14
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we love the oven in our Roo 23SS! we use it almost every time we camp.

i'd get one and you could still use it for storage if you found that you didn't really like it.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #15
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I vote "OVEN"

In our camper, we didn't have a choice - unless we wanted to order a camper from the factory.

When we dry camp we fire up the Dutch Ovens.

A sales rep at the Denver RV show suggested a convection microwave oven. That might be an option??? (but not from Forest River, I'm guessing)



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Old 03-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #16
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A sales rep at the Denver RV show suggested a convection microwave oven. That might be an option??? (but not from Forest River, I'm guessing)

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wouldn't be useful dry camping though. that's why we love having an oven, we rarely have electric hookups, so a convection MW or a toaster oven are useless for us.
i've seen quite a few FR products with convection microwaves. if you want one, wouldn't hurt to ask if you could special order one.
not sure if a 30amp HTT could handle one though, since i don't know how much power one would take.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:57 PM   #17
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i've seen quite a few FR products with convection microwaves.
The convection microwave does not appear to be a factory option for the 233S...
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:48 PM   #18
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I have no oven. It was about $300 to upgrade and for the size, I didnt see the value. We have a $20 toaster oven that is about the same size that we sometimes use. I am thinking of putting a spacesaver toaster oven under the microwave , but havnt got around to it yet. We dont dry camp in this camper, but cook most meals outside when camping whether dry or not.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:12 AM   #19
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I would say we use our oven on at least half of the trips we make. I would always have an oven. At least you have it if you want to use it and on trips you don't plan on using it, use it for bread, and potato chip storage, thats what we do.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:46 AM   #20
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Dry camping with biscuits in the morning.....priceless.

In talking to a dealer at a recent RV Show, I made mention that many trailers and motor homes don't have gas ovens.....just convection ovens.

He: "Convection ovens can do anything a gas oven can do."

Me: "What about dry camping with no electricity ??"

He: "Run a generator."

Me: "Many U.S. and state park campgrounds have strict generator hours."

He: "Then you can't use the oven."

Me (thinking): Duh !!
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