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Old 07-25-2015, 10:50 AM   #15
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I removed the cooktop in our '15 Casita and covered the hole with a cutting board. Gives you so much added counter space. We never used the stove anyway.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:53 AM   #16
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I think that all of the new cooktops have electronic lighting. Turn it on and you have flame. I have a battery powered hand held electronic lighter to light my 3 y.o. SMEV with, pull the trigger, turn on the gas, count to 3 and you are good to go.


BTW: How do you use that hot plate without hook-ups?
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:00 AM   #17
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We did not order a stove w/ our Parkliner (an idea we got from Thom) and it's worked out beautifully. We have a single burner butane stove we use indoors on the counter if needed, though we prefer outside. If you usually hook up to AC, you have other burner options. Love having that clean counter space!
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:06 AM   #18
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I removed the cooktop in our '15 Casita and covered the hole with a cutting board. Gives you so much added counter space. We never used the stove anyway.

Just curious... how do you cook instead? My 89 year-old mother doesn't use the stove in her Roadtrek, either. Microwave for her.

Bob, I'd be surprised if Scamp has introduced electronic ignition stoves. My 2008 doesn't have it, and their aversion to new-fangled contraptions is legendary! LOL... My 25 year-old Coleman stove has it, though.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:51 PM   #19
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WHY??
Convince & resale!

I do most of my cooking outside as well but I use the store inside the trailer almost daily for making my morning coffee or a cup of tea so I don't need to go outside in my PJ's to make it. I also use it when doing a fast stop over and have not turned on the hot water tank and I need to boil some water for dishes. Have also used it to boil some water fast to make some quick cup of soup while on the road and stopping for a quick lunch.

I personally would not want to own a trailer that did not have a propane stove in it.

A 2 burner stove top in the Scamp Parts store is only $130 so not a big cost savings vs the potential convince lost and cost when reselling. If the counter space is your concern - just put a cover on it.
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:03 PM   #20
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Good question Bob. And the answer would vary for everyone of us that doesnt want the stove or has removed it.

I dont camp where there's no electricity...I dont boondock for fun. There IS a model plane "flyin" I go to in Henderson KY with some of my local club buddies once a year. It's in a heavily "modified" cornfield complete with pavilion etc. I take my Champion 3500/4000 gen. It's out in the open...many gens there and I camp near the edge of the woods so I'm away from everyone and it works well for me. Guess what... the hot plate, my toaster oven, ac fridge, A/C/heat, electric hotwater heater...all of that I can use. During the day, I do run the hw heater and fridge on propane. (Yes I throw the bottle back on for this one trip).

This wouldnt work for probably 90% on this group, but it's perfect for me then using shore power for me and wifey works the rest of the time.

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I think that all of the new cooktops have electronic lighting. Turn it on and you have flame. I have a battery powered hand held electronic lighter to light my 3 y.o. SMEV with, pull the trigger, turn on the gas, count to 3 and you are good to go.


BTW: How do you use that hot plate without hook-ups?
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:00 AM   #21
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WOW! I really wanted to know how most of y'all did your cooking; wasn't concerned about blowing up. I have a 40 lb propane tank with a tree; lantern on top, long tube to Coleman stove with pressure regulator, and the last to a grill. I hate those useless small green tanks that are good for one meal; plan on getting a generator down the road. We live on the top of a ridge just below Black Rock State Park, been hit by lightening 2x in past 2 weeks, get plenty cold with occasional ice storms and are tired of worrying about contents of freezer. We are used to every critter God made down South and have always behaved accordingly. Really appreciate all the responses and I know the DH wants electricity for his coffee, microwave and toaster.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:19 AM   #22
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I have edited my last message to say THANK YOU to everyone who gave a thoughtful response, and I planned to leave it in for resale. Handy for my teakettle, and soup! Anyway, the edited message never worked-did before.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:22 PM   #23
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Vanderscamper.....glad you found the info useful. I will just add for anyone visiting in the future that if you forgo ordering the stove, and wish to put it in later, there is the issue of running a propane line. Doable, but not fun. The stove is handy. And if you don't like the heat, put in a fan. I just installed and MaxAir and it's amazing how it takes the humidity out of the air.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:35 PM   #24
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I didnt buy a furnace to go in my Scamp when I bought it new. Sometimes, I wonder if that will hurt the resale when I get ready to sell it. I could install one, but I can see it would be a big pain. With my stovetop, when I removed it, I capped off the copper line and it's still there. So I can still use my propane for my fridge and WH. BUT, if I sell it, yep, all I have to do is stick the "guts" back in my stove and it's good to go.
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #25
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Hey Carol & Jim,
My wife and I will always cook outside when possible. Last year we spent a week at Big Meadow Camground in the Shenandoah National Park the last week of October. It was an unusually cold and windy week, I attempted to cook outside on our Coleman stove. It seemed that no matter which way I positioned it the wind greatly reduced it's efficiency and standing out there wasn't a ton of fun. We ended up cooking all our meals inside and was glad to have the option.
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I just installed and MaxAir and it's amazing how it takes the humidity out of the air.
Not to be a picky science guy, but I don't think that a fan can have any significant effect on the amount of water content (aka Humidity) in the air.

Moving air over a body might provide some cooling, but the water content will stay the same. A dehumidifier works basically like a small a/c to take water out of the air.
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:55 PM   #27
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I have the stove and REMOVED IT.
I also removed mine, but I did a complete job of it and I don't intend to replace it.... sure the stoves themselves are cheap enough, but I really couldn't imagine cooking in such a tiny space - because if weather really is too bad to cook outside and all four (or five) of us were forced inside the camper, it just couldn't work - we'd just have sandwiches If I wanted hot water for breakfast/coffee without going outside, I can use my jetboil and I am not too worried that the 2 minutes of burning that inside the camper are really risky - not compared to the 5-10 minutes it would take on a traditional stove.

My regular camping stove fits neatly inside my tongue box along with my 5lb propane tank and supply line (plus wheel chocks - my AGM batteries are relocated, no longer on the tongue).
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:50 PM   #28
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Vanderscamper - as you can see from all the responses, there's no consensus on this issue. A lot will depend on how you camp and what kind of cooking you like to do. Also on what size trailer you end up getting. My husband and I would never give up our propane stove top, nor our oven for that matter. Our trailer is 17' and we have a nice bit of counter space so we don't have to really give up anything to have our stove like one might have to do in a smaller trailer. Here are the reasons I like being able to cook inside with propane:

I can cook without the hassle of carting everything outside to do it and then carting everything back inside when I'm through. I like to get up in the morning, put on the kettle to heat hot water for coffee and then lounge around in my pjs while I drink it. I like being able to make a quick cup of coffee/tea or heat up soup on a lunch stop. I hate cooking outside in the cold, wind and rain! I don't like swatting mosquitoes or dodging yellow jackets while I try to cook! I like the flexibility of being able to camp with or without hook-ups (and no noisy generator). I like the convenience of a fully equipped indoor kitchen when on an extended trip. A camp stove might be fun for a weekend, but for two months maybe not so much.
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