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Old 04-01-2012, 10:22 AM   #15
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LOVE those smevs... but the price just kills me!!!
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #16
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LOVE those smevs... but the price just kills me!!!
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #17
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thanks for the suggestion, that IS a nice lookin cooktop!
but, we won't be using propane in our trailer, that's why we decided to just get rid of the stovetop that was there
we've got a great charcoal weber that we'd use to cook anything so not too concerned about cooking inside. i'm super smell sensitive as well so by personal preference nothing is getting cooked inside that small space.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #18
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Hi Allie!

Here's what we did with the space.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:15 PM   #19
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That leaves a nice counter space, so open and clean. We've been sidetracked by some weird leaks so I put my idea center on hold the last few days... Things seem ok now so back to the wee kitchen! Thank you for the pics, I find looking at other folks trailers so helpful!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #20
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My suggestion? Put the stove back in but leave it disconnected so you do not have to deal with propane. Put a cover and cutting board over the stove so you can use the space. I hate to see people rip stoves, furnaces, fridges, toilets, showers etc from their trailers. One day it may go up for sale and I for one would not touch it without a stove or any of the above abominations LOL!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:47 PM   #21
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See... you get different opinions and all have value. I have a completely different opinion than Rene... and we're both "right." I'd say.. make your trailer exactly the way you want it, it's yours. BUT, take the stove out (if that's what you desire) and store it. Don't throw it away. Make the counter space to fit you and your needs... perhaps like what Vickie did? IF and when you decide to sell, offer the trailler as you've made it for yourself. IF it doesn't sell for the price you have in mind.. put the stove back in and test it so you can honestly say "propane stove that works." At any rate, offer the new buyers... the stove.

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Donna is very wise! That's exactly what I did--kept everything I removed.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #23
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though i do appreciate your opinion rene, we still don't want that darn stovetop in there!
re comments by donna and vickie, that is exactly what we thought as well - we have boxed and labeled the stovetop incase we ever do sell and it is wanted. with that said, we are treating our boler as we have our home: do whatever the heck we want cause its ours! we are fairly unconcerned about resale at this point. we aren't 'restoring' our girl, we are giving her some character and making her suit our family's camping needs. i'm still monkeying around with the countertop btw, will post pics of what i end up doing once i'm done!
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Can't wait to see it!!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #25
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we decided to go with something like you did vickie - though i'm sure my job of doing so will end up looking wacky (i seem to have a 'knack for wack' if you will; what seems like it should be the simplest of things to complete normally will end up looking wonky. oh well!!) my husband has taken out the sink and now i've got room to spruce up the top. i intend to make use of some gravol/sandy paint stuff and sparkle. we shall see what i get up to and how much damage control we need do later! HA!
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You'll do great! I tend to work the same way! Half the time is spent----ah----shall we say-----" reworking" my boo- boos!!!!
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though i do appreciate your opinion rene, we still don't want that darn stovetop in there!
re comments by donna and vickie, that is exactly what we thought as well - we have boxed and labeled the stovetop incase we ever do sell and it is wanted. with that said, we are treating our boler as we have our home: do whatever the heck we want cause its ours! we are fairly unconcerned about resale at this point. we aren't 'restoring' our girl, we are giving her some character and making her suit our family's camping needs. i'm still monkeying around with the countertop btw, will post pics of what i end up doing once i'm done!
Glad you are keeping the stove on hand if needed. You are certainly free to do as you wish. Just thought I would let you know that others may not be so enthusiastic with your choices. I am turning an upper bunk in my boler into a storage cabinet. I think its a good idea for me but I can just imagine what a family with 3 children might think (been there). So I am keeping the bunk boards and mattress on hand and making my alteration non permanent. This forum is full of people who have no fondness for what the PO did to butcher their trailer.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #28
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so the countertop has now been funked up! :)

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so i redid the countertop with some stoneworks treatment and then did the backsplash as well. obviously we had removed the cooktop and so i just jazzed up a glass cutting board with some sparkle and retro owl decals (on alternate side so the facing side is clean) and there we go! we have a bin directly underneath the 'hole', right above the fridge so it can house a mish mosh of items. jeepers, it took what seems like forever just to have it end up so eclectic (not near as fancy as so many of your gorgeous camper kitchens) but it suits our kooky family and will serve it's purpose for sure
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