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Old 12-31-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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Found interesting fact about the stove. Probably everyone but me and DW know this.

While working on our stove in the camper I just found out that the front burner is hotter than the 2 rear burners. Front is 9000 BTU and each of the 2 rear ones are 6500 BTU.. Another missing piece of info at the PDI. Now we know where to boil the spaghetti water.

Actually this is most likely in the stove manual but who reads those things?

Who else didn't know that?

NOTE: Suburban Model SRNA3LBBE
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:59 PM   #2
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Never checked the manual, but the front burner does have a slightly larger flame, or at least it does on ours.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:05 PM   #3
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Didn't know that. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:19 PM   #4
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Good stuff, didn't know.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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Never thought about it, but it makes sense, I think. Less chance of a fire ?? How did you determine the BTU ? Helpful bit of info we will have to put that on the RV test.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:27 PM   #6
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We knew that so we use a pasta boat in the microwave to cook our noodles.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:36 PM   #7
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Never thought about it, but it makes sense, I think. Less chance of a fire ?? How did you determine the BTU ? Helpful bit of info we will have to put that on the RV test.
I was pulling the unit out to try and repair the oven door which was hit hard and way out of wack. (BTW, 'wack' is an official term) I took the cover off of the burner area and right there on the tag it said front burner 9,000 BTU and back burners 6500 BTU.

BTW. Who knows how to take off the oven door? Can't find a bit on info on line.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:46 PM   #8
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Great info, outstanding that they actually labeled a part with useful info, That should eliminate any confusion." WACK "without a doubt an official term at least it is here in the south.
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No screws hold'n inside panel to door?
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I used Adobe Acrobat Pro to scan all of my manuals into a searchable PDF file so I could easily access them with the iPhone or iPad.

Still haven't got around to reading them.
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:44 PM   #11
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I didn't know. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:49 PM   #12
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Front burner

I was advised in a PDI about four 5ers ago that the front burner is your "rapid boil" burner. It's the one I use 90% of the time.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:54 PM   #13
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When I was shopping for a new range for the house I came across this too. It explains why some burners are better than other camping & at home.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:02 PM   #14
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Good info to know.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:18 PM   #15
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Our 4-burner stove at home has three different sized burners while the RV 3-burner has two different sizes. I read the manual but don't reccall it specifying different heat capacities for the two burner sizes but I just assumed, like the home stove, the larger burner had a higher heating capacity than the smaller burners in back.

More interesting was the oven control. It took me almost four years to figure out why I couldn't light the oven without a lot of difficulty. It only took 15 seconds to fix and it now lights easily. The prolem: The oven temperature shaft wasn't squared off to the front panel and when the knob was on it, couldn't be pushed in far enough to turn on the gas for the pilot light!

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I lit the stove just once to purge the lines never paid any attention to the flame size.
RTFM!

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Interesting never thought of it
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Old 01-01-2016, 04:17 PM   #18
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I lit the stove just once to purge the lines never paid any attention to the flame size.
RTFM!

we use the stove and oven a lot, but some like you Ford apparently don't at all. Burner temp is a moot point.
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I also did not know that...I'll have to look at our stove to see if the burners are different sizes. (We BBQ outside almost always so don't use the stove much...for quick reheats, etc., we use the microwave.)
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we use the stove and oven a lot, but some like you Ford apparently don't at all. Burner temp is a moot point.
I will look at it just the same one never knows when it might be handy information.

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