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Old 03-09-2014, 01:15 AM   #1
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Inside kitchen stove cover

The cover for the burners is flimsy metal and isn't typically suitable to use as practical kitchen counter space. I have been RVing for over 15 years as an adult and have used the burners maybe once to boil water and the oven becomes a breadbox. I have seen some newer models where the burners are sunk below the counter surface and the mfg put foldable countertop over. Kinda wish FR offered this type of set up

Has anyone come up with a good and stable design to go over the stove burners in the 365saq or other FR products? I would love to hear and see pics of examples. Otherwise I will be up to my own devices creating a new mouse trap (so to speak)...

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Old 03-09-2014, 05:05 AM   #2
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Many Members have (Updated,Improved) the stove cover! First step (Remove & Discard) the black flimsy piece of sheetmetal. Next buy a Wood cutting board and turn upside down,place rubber bumppers on the bottom to prevent movement! Done Deal! Youroo!!
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:09 AM   #3
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You can do a search for stove cover...

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ers-16083.html
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:42 AM   #4
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This is a great idea and why I love this forum
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:54 AM   #5
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Here's the one I made. I put rubber feet on the bottom corners that don't show up in the pic.

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I used two identical cutting boards (Amazon) and put rubber feet on the bottom. Sit them side-by-side to make one large area, or pull one up to expose the single burner. I'll be heading to the camper today... I'll try to remember to take a picture.
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This is what Sabre has now! So FR is doing what OP is wanting.


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Millertime.... This would be ideal. It's amazing it hasn't been thought of and executed on by all mfgs
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Maybe others will soon. Sabre just started putting them in, mid last year, if I remember correctly.

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This is the one in our FR, 355RE Sierra. Helps in counter space!
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We saw the new glass stove top cover on the RVs at our local RV show in January. I really didn't like it and prefer the metal cover even if it isn't very thick. Does anybody have experience with the new glass cover?
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We saw the new glass stove top cover on the RVs at our local RV show in January. I really didn't like it and prefer the metal cover even if it isn't very thick. Does anybody have experience with the new glass cover?
We had the metal one before but love our new glass one! It looks so much nicer to us. It's safety glass or something like it. It's flush with the counter top and makes it a real plus for us.
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Here's the one I made. I put rubber feet on the bottom corners that don't show up in the pic.

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I made one very similar to this and then took it to a shop that makes cabinets and counter tops. They took me out in the shop and let me pick out formica from their ''scrap" bin. They put it on my board and twenty minutes later, less $30 bucks I was out the door.
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I have been RVing for over 15 years as an adult and have used the burners maybe once to boil water and the oven becomes a breadbox.

Love this forum to bounce ideas and share experiences.
And, in that vein...

Do you not cook anything in your RV at all? To each his own I guess but 1/2 the fun of 'camping' is my wife and I putter around the kitchen in the afternoon and cook dinner together
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Here's the one I made. I put rubber feet on the bottom corners that don't show up in the pic.

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Wow Wiscampsin. Great design!
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And, in that vein...

Do you not cook anything in your RV at all? To each his own I guess but 1/2 the fun of 'camping' is my wife and I putter around the kitchen in the afternoon and cook dinner together
I wisely don't take part in the cooking, but my wife gets antsy if we go out to eat too much and she doesn't get enough time cooking in the camper. It's maybe even more than half the fun for her. She likes cooking outside, inside or a combination of the two. Most of the gear on our camper is cooking related.
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Wow Wiscampsin. Great design!
Thanks bodz but I can't take credit for it. Saw it on another forum and borrowed the idea.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:35 AM   #20
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We do a ton of cooking, just not inside the camper. We have a camp chef 60k btu stove and a weber 3 burner grill. Breakfast in the griddle most mornings. Nothing like cooking outside in the morning with the smell of fresh coffee brewing and the sub rising. We have been very creative with dinners too.

Half the fun of rv'ing for me is toe outside most of the time. So cooking inside is not my first choice.
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