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Old 07-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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We we're out shopping this weekend and ran across this unit and rather liked it a lot. Dealer wanted 17,995.00 out the door. One question I have is the 3 burner stove and oven are near the sofa rather than near the door like the Starcraft's of similar design. After thinking about this it seems like have the stove nearer the sofa isn't the best given grease splatter and such. I'm sure we could rig up a splatter barrier of some sort there, but am wondering if other owners have had issues keeping the sofa clean with this layout or am I just thinking too hard. :-)
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:06 AM   #2
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Most rv stove tops have a splatter guard/shield that surround the stove when you lift it up. Cooking that bacon with a lower flame helps too.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:24 AM   #3
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We almost never cook "Smelly/Messy" inside the camper. "Smelly/Messy" is always outside (Gas Grill or Electric Fry pan/Slow cooker)

Inside is always microwave or simple oven heat up.

The benefit is that after 6 months of camping (in the camper time) the kitchen still looks brand new and no smells inside that won't go away.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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We almost never cook "Smelly/Messy" inside the camper. "Smelly/Messy" is always outside (Gas Grill or Electric Fry pan/Slow cooker)

Inside is always microwave or simple oven heat up.

The benefit is that after 6 months of camping (in the camper time) the kitchen still looks brand new and no smells inside that won't go away.
Yup, what he said. Just about the only thing that gets prepared inside is the coffee, and only if it is really cold outside. After all, we're technically still camping if we don't turn on the television, right?
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Yup, what he said. Just about the only thing that gets prepared inside is the coffee, and only if it is really cold outside. After all, we're technically still camping if we don't turn on the television, right?
Stole my words - and we have a Shamrock 19 - twin of the Roo 19. We love it, perfect for the two of us.

Correct turning on the TV changes everything
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Yup, what he said. Just about the only thing that gets prepared inside is the coffee, and only if it is really cold outside. After all, we're technically still camping if we don't turn on the television, right?
Heck I think even TV is camping as long as the snacks still smell from the fire.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:26 AM   #7
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Most rv stove tops have a splatter guard/shield that surround the stove when you lift it up. Cooking that bacon with a lower flame helps too.
My stove didn't come with the guard/shield but saw one available for sale in a book. You could cover the couch with a light throw blanket or beach towel when cooking. Only you can decide if that layout would work for you.


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Let's see if I understand this or not:
We pay big bucks for a stove so that we can cook whatever we would like. Then we avoid using the stove so that we can have the impression the stove wasn't used much but works well. Do I have this correct??

I tend to avoid cooking greasy foods on high and use the fans to remove cooking smells like bacon. I keep my trailer looking new and neat. But with that said I did buy the trailer to use it and use it I will. If I invested in a stove how afraid do I want to be to use it? If I'm investing now I want the value of my investment now....not years later down the line. Each person is different so there's not one right answer that fits all.

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I do know that some of the posts were intended to be funny - I got it. However, I do know of some people that will avoid using something just to keep it in "new" condition.
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I do know that some of the posts were intended to be funny - I got it. However, I do know of some people that will avoid using something just to keep it in "new" condition.
Not here. When I got my new truck home I promptly scratched it to remind myself it is a truck and needs to be used; not pampered. I did the same with the camper (with the lawn mower) not a day after it hit the yard. I just don't like smelling bacon or fish days after the meal.
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I have friends with ATVs that look showroom after several years...Wonder if they ever use them. Mine have so much mud and dirt caked on they could/would never come clean. And pressure washing is out, in can invade seals. But the Polaris units are meant for abuse and I oblige them My truck is an 03 Avalanche and I keep it looking as good as I can but its a truck after all. The maintenance takes precedence over beauty

PS..bacon, while we enjoy it once in a while, its an outside deal for sure
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Beside, bacon is not good for your health, period. I'll have a strip or two once or twice a year now.

We use the stove & oven inside all the time but not for heavy frying.

I enjoy a good cigar with a glass of port, once in a while, always outside for the same reasons.
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