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Old 07-23-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Suburban Stove Top - Flimsey at best

The Surburban 3 burner stove in our TT came with a folding cover that at best is flimsey and of very poor quality.. It easily bends and is hard to position.. Has anyone replaced their cover with something more substancial while still being functional and good looking? If so, what did you use??
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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When I had my tt I purchased the butcher block stove top. I think I got it from camping world. It has rubber feet on the bottom the clings to the stove grates and it matched the cabinets.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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I also hated that flimsy cover. I looked at the Camping World cutting board tops and thought they were too expensive. I had an existing cutting board the right size, so I used that. For feet to keep it in place I used closet pole brackets I got at Walmart for $1/pair. I laid the stove grill on the underside of the cutting board to get the position of the brackets just right and screwed them in. You may need to trim the brackets a bit to get them to fit the grill spacing.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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Great job Willis
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:12 PM   #5
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Very nice!! Simple and inexpensive...just my style.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:30 PM   #6
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THE FIRST THING I DID (OR MOD) WAS MAKE A COMPLETE STOVE COVER
FOR OUR TT. MADE IT OUT OF 3/8" PLYWOOD, COVERED IT WITH BUTCHER BLOCK FORMICA. PUT SMALL FEET ON ALL FOUR CORNERS. IT COMPLETELY COVERS THE WHOLE STOVE, FITS AGAINST THE LEFT WALL AND BACK AGAINST KNIFE HOLDER. DOUBLED THE COUNTER TOP SPACE.
PLACED ONE SCREEN DOOR HANDLE ON THE EDGE NEXT TO THE SINK FOR MOVING IT. OF COURSE IT HAS TO BE STORED WHEN YOU TRAVEL.

WIFE LOVES IT

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:47 PM   #7
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......For feet to keep it in place I used closet pole brackets I got at Walmart for $1/pair. I laid the stove grill on the underside of the cutting board to get the position of the brackets just right and screwed them in. You may need to trim the brackets a bit to get them to fit the grill spacing......

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Regarding the stove: Do others have a problem with the burner grill getting out of whack so that a pot won't sit level ?? Mine has become that way, maybe due to the heat ?? My Trailmanor was like that, also.
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Regarding the stove: Do others have a problem with the burner grill getting out of whack so that a pot won't sit level ?? Mine has become that way, maybe due to the heat ?? My Trailmanor was like that, also.
Not been a problem here. Make sure the grate is seated in the 4 grommets. I have seen these grommets missing before as well which will create some wobbling.

To the OP, the cover is a complete joke. It is beyond flimsy as you say.

I had no idea there were people making butcher block tops for them. Definitely going to have to look into that.
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