Originally Posted by Flybob
Think about what you will be cooking ( how many burners at once) and where you will be using it ( picnic table available) both now and in years to come. Base your decision on that. A stove mounted to the side of your RV sounds nice, but more than likely you will not use it there much. A good Coleman propane stove will last forever and can be run off small propane bottles or from a larger tank on the TT Via an extension hose. I carry an extra 20lb tank that runs stove, grill, and lantern if needed.
Totally agree with the above concerning deciding on how you are going to use the stove. We cook and wash at the picnic table, not inside the camper. For just 2 of us, a portable 2 burner stove running off the bottles does just fine, and stores inside the camper between trips. The RV-Q that came with the camper gets left at home, along with the Porta-Potti.
When we had a PUP (2000 Coleman Westlake) we started out using the outside stove to cook on the camper side. Proved to be a lot more awkward than cooking and cleaning at the picnic table.
I have had problems with several Coleman brand stoves leaking where the metal pipe connects to the stove. And the Coleman's didn't like to work very well above about 5K elevation. After I threw the last one in the trash on our trip from Kodiak, Alaska to San Francisco, I bought a Canadian-made stove from a store along the highway. This had a heavy duty rubber hose running out the side to the bottle. This has been our camp stove for 16 years now, including Cub Scout and Boy Scout car camping trips. And it works just as well (well, doesn't heat quite as fast) at 10,000 ft as it does at sea level.
I do like the outside shower on the camper as a ready source of hot water.
2014 Rockwood A122
2008 Hyundai Entourage (minivan)
camping Colorado a long weekend at a time