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Old 05-23-2020, 05:52 PM   #1
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First time camper questions

We have camped twice since buying our first camper. We love it !!!
We have a 2020 Rockwood 2608BS
and are learning a lot as we go. Also
This forum has been an awesome source of info, so, Thank You all.
I have been reading threads here about Black Tank Flush, so, I think I have a grasp on that.
We started attempting to use it once, but I didnít know, at the time, that the water actually goes to the Blk tank through spray nozzles, so I stopped bc, for all the water going in... there was little water coming out.
So, weíll try that again.
My wife has cooked some really good meals in our camper stove, but, there is no temperature setting.
Recommendations ? Or solutions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:58 PM   #2
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Welcome from SoCal!

Not sure what you mean by "camper stove". Are you referring to the microwave, stovetop or propane fired oven - or something else? Do you have a temperature gauge?

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Old 05-23-2020, 06:28 PM   #3
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As for the black tank flush, I recommend getting a clear extension at the hose connection, see link below, and flush until you donít see any more waste. It could take several minutes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OQ35GU..._NfBYEbDBTB8W6

If you are talking about the oven inside the camper, they are very hard to bake in. In my experience, the bottom of the food burns before the top is done. I have heard some people but a pizza baking stone inside to help redirect the heat but I have never tried it.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:40 PM   #4
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Not sure what you mean by "camper stove". Are you referring to the microwave, stovetop or propane fired oven - or something else? Do you have a temperature gauge?



Yes, I apologize for the vagueness
But it is the built in gas Oven.
There is no temp setting on the dial.
I do have a bbq probe that I might be able to use, to keep a check in interior temp.
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As for the black tank flush, I recommend getting a clear extension at the hose connection, see link below, and flush until you donít see any more waste. It could take several minutes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OQ35GU..._NfBYEbDBTB8W6

If you are talking about the oven inside the camper, they are very hard to bake in. In my experience, the bottom of the food burns before the top is done. I have heard some people but a pizza baking stone inside to help redirect the heat but I have never tried it.


Pizza stone sounds like a good idea
Thank you for the advice
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Yeah, a pizza stone and the BBQ gauge should get you in the ballpark. Think about marking the dial at some specific temps that will be used often.

We tend to use the grill outside, the stovetop and the microwave because lighting the oven is such a pain.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:33 PM   #7
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We use the pizza stone in our propane oven and it works great. I will say though that everything cooks faster in our oven. My wife has actually baked several cakes in our stove. She has got the hang of it and now will use it whenever we need to bake something.
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Without make and model of oven or pics, can't say much.
Have you looked at the stove/oven owners manual?
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You may want to look at your oven dial again. We have the same trailer. There are numbers on the dial, they are just VERY hard to read.
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Welcome Burnie659! When it becomes safe to gather in large groups again, I would STRONGLY recommend you find and attend an RV Boot Camp. I believe that the Escapees RV Club originated the concept of RVBC and, offer an incredibly useful product which will, over the course of a weekend, give you a GREAT RV education and, make you smarter and safer RVers. Other groups now offer their own version of RVBC too (FMCA, RVSEF, RV~Dreams come quickly to mind). Mistakes made with RVs are often expensive and, sometimes dangerous. www.RVEducation101.com run by Mark Polk has a series or DVDs rhat cover many of the topics covered in RVBC. I was able to borrow some of Mark's DVDs from the library. I bought other topics on Mark's website. I consider it money well spent.
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These are cheap and easy. Get it at any grocery store.

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As for the black tank flush, I recommend getting a clear extension at the hose connection, see link below, and flush until you donít see any more waste. It could take several minutes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OQ35GU..._NfBYEbDBTB8W6

If you are talking about the oven inside the camper, they are very hard to bake in. In my experience, the bottom of the food burns before the top is done. I have heard some people but a pizza baking stone inside to help redirect the heat but I have never tried it.
Yes on the clear poop tube adapter. I use a 45į and watch till it's clear.

Pizza stone YES YES YES. The trick is to find one that allows ventilation on sides and rear. It goes on the bottom of over and stops burnt bottoms of stuff on the racks. Helps hold stable heat as well. Oven thermometer to verify actual temperature.
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We use some 6 x 6 unglazed terracotta tile in our stove. Easy to find at HD or Lowes and as I recall, cheaper than a pizza stone.
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I've had ovens with and without numbers on the dial and figured out that you have to just kinda figure it out. Think more like low, medium, and high and don't worry about fine tuning the temps like you do at home. Get an over thermometer as mention above. The pizza bricks are a great addition. They prevent the bottom of the pans burning and the mass helps regulate temps.
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Yes on the clear poop tube adapter. I use a 45į and watch till it's clear.

Pizza stone YES YES YES. The trick is to find one that allows ventilation on sides and rear. It goes on the bottom of over and stops burnt bottoms of stuff on the racks. Helps hold stable heat as well. Oven thermometer to verify actual temperature.
Thanks for your input on the pizza stone. I use one at home but hadn't thought about using it in the trailer.

When you travel do you store the pizza stone in the oven? Have you had any problems with it crashing out of the oven in transit?
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These are cheap and easy. Get it at any grocery store.

+1 for one of these oven temperature guages.
As for use if the oven, my wife and I use ours quite often. We have made cookies, brownies, cakes, biscuits, casseroles, frozen pizzas and even lasagna. It is certainly a bit different than what we have in our home but certainly very functional.
We don't use a stone to help distribute heat but may give it a try to see if it improves the performance.
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While shopping for our trailer, one salesman opened the oven and called it the bread box. Then explained that's all they are good for.
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While shopping for our trailer, one salesman opened the oven and called it the bread box. Then explained that's all they are good for.
So, ANOTHER RV salesman who's never owned one.
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While shopping for our trailer, one salesman opened the oven and called it the bread box. Then explained that's all they are good for.
Some rv's do have small ovens, look like a bread box...

The MiniLites we have had and the 2205s we now have, all come with the bigger ovens.

Mrs 6Cat cooks in the rv same as home. Oven works great. Baked dishes, cakes pies cookies!

I always laugh at what it smells like going out the stove vent.

Smells you wouldn't associate with camping, lasagna, cakes, pies, cookies. Great stuff.

Thermometer is helpful,
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Black tank flush

Word of caution with the blk tk flsh..

Search leaking black tank flush "anti siphon valve" or "vacum bkeaker"

You may go years without a leak or possible leak sooner.

The valve is mounted inside the rv, mine have been under the bathroom sink.

If it leaks, it goes inside the rv.

I removed mine and ran the blk tk flsh supply line direct to tank sprayer.

Simply cut the anti siphon vlv out and put a 1/2" push connect union in place of it.

Now, before flaming, yes I use a black water specific hose and I put the vacum breaker outside on the flush hose so no chance of black and clear mixing.

I do no want to ever clean and dry that leak again.

Study the design of the blk tk flsh sys and you should see really no need for that valve to be inside the rv other than rv manufacturer liability on cross contamination to water supplies...

Just my 2 cents, but it is a real headache if or when they leak.
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