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Old 03-20-2011, 08:35 AM   #21
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Always think about resale when you buy something.. An oven will increase its value. Plus you can cook in it.

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:26 AM   #22
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I'm really amazed and thankful for all the responses. I had no idea I'd get this many posts. We are almost decided - though haven't ordered yet. Maybe next week. We are probably going to go without the oven. We are a family of 6, and when my wife puts a big enough skillet on the oven/cooktop combo, it hangs 1/2 off the stove plus there is no room for another pot or pan. With the cooktop option, we can use 2x burners at a time. Also, we bake a lot while camping, but that is what we use the dutch oven for. With 4 kids, if they want a cake or biscuits, they can also clean the cast iron... . Thanks for all the input though, it has helped us clearly see the downside of not getting one.

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Old 03-20-2011, 12:33 PM   #23
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I wanted the oven because we'll be camping for a week or two a few times a year. I want to be able to make more than grilled or crock pot items and we usually camp for the kids birthday's. I wanted to be able to bake birthday cakes!

I also wanted to add, we're a family of 7 and I just packed our stuff into our Roo yesterday and we still have few of empty cabinets.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:54 PM   #24
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I see it like this. An oven can be had new for well under $500. If I decide I want/ need one, I will get it and install it. I never buy simething worrying about what the resale might be on it. I buy for what I want, not what I think thenext owner might want. Besides, It cost me about 300 less and will reduce the resale by about the same, so it is a wash.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:21 PM   #25
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If not having the oven works best for your family then that's the right choice.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 03-21-2011, 03:59 AM   #26
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Better to have one and not use it than to need one and not have it.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:10 AM   #27
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We could not be without it!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #28
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If you regularly make pizza or dinner rolls, the oven is a "must have". We were lucky that the couple we bought our rig from had gone with that option.

There were unglazed terra-cotta tiles in it, but two of them were cracked. We replaced them with a round pizza stone. We take it out and store it while travelling.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #29
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Oven = YES!

We can't wait to get ours. Biscuits & gravy or Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast. Yum! Yum! The prepackaged cinnamon rolls (like canned biscuits (yuk)) are pretty good and VERY easy. And let's not forget chocolate chip cookies!!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:01 PM   #30
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I mostly use my oven to store bread, rolls, etc. My oven is very small compared to previous TT.

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