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Old 10-09-2015, 09:03 PM   #15
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Regarding stoves...we have an original Duette (Trav'ler) and have seen elsewhere on FGRV that it may have once been recalled due to excess CO leakage...anyone know about this, as I've been unable to trace the posts that dealt with it (in a forum about something slightly different) and online otherwise have found nothing about any recall of Duette stoves. It's the 3-burner, 5-knob stovetop type with an oven and a heater vent below...the PO had it painted a lovely aqua, but we're thinking of going electric for our cooking and would probably just as soon take it out as risk it--after reading lal these posts, I'm even more nervous about all the 42-year old propane fixtures, piping, old tanks, etc.

And--if we took it out, anyone have any ideas about something called an "induction cooker" or other electric things that might work for cooking? Electric skillet, coffee pot, etc?

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Old 10-09-2015, 09:16 PM   #16
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Speaking only based in hearsay knowledge from several unconnected sources.

I had a 1978 Sunrader with a Duette with space heater function and was informed by a well trusted RV dealer that they had been recalled due to co leakage when using the space heater function.

Several other sources on the Toyota Campers group, that also had the same stove in their similar vintage RV's, reflected the same information. As a result, I junqued mine and installed a cooktop.

Bottom line, the way the space heater function works, blowing oven heat out into the coach, is marginal at best and the price of a CO leak is way to high to take a chance,

Add to that, it's most likely well over 35 years old, and who knows what other safety issues may arise. I say ..... Goodby to Duettes....

At the very least, use the stove function, but not the space heating function.

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Old 10-09-2015, 09:55 PM   #17
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Bob Miller,
YES, you're the one who warned about this. I've read at least twice somewhere about people saying that the furnace on their Duette doesn't work, and gettilng advice on how to hook it back up. Seems like that may have been the original recall "fix" to disable the furnace. My husband was hospitalized once with CO poisoning--it was no minor matter! The most frightening part of his event was that he looked so healthy, nice and pink! (The headache finally drove us to seek medical advice.) They said had we waited until morning--well--he'd have had no morning. It can be very insidious! We take your advice very seriously and considering the stove is 42 years old and the range hood doesn't work properly, either, we're just going to take them out and scrap them. It's not worth it.; The storage and counter space will be welcome, and we'll use shore power and a few small, electric appliances.
Thank you for your advice, thanks for replying so fast.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:44 AM   #18
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New Stove Top Trillium 1300

Hi Randy,

Sorry it took so long to respond. Took some pix
of my new stove top installation today. The new
one is on a slightly smaller box than the original.
Consequently, I used aluminum angle to fill in the
gaps around the new stove. Here are the pictures
of the final installation. Hope this helps.

Larry H
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