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Old 01-17-2015, 02:05 PM   #21
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Me thinks that the O.P. mentioned wanting to get something quickly, when they return in March or April. Pretty much leaves out most "New" ones that usually have to be ordered.


But there is always Scamp, they often have a few on the lot for immediate delivery.



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Old 01-17-2015, 05:01 PM   #22
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For the conventional oven requirement, Wal-Mart has an Oster tabletop convection toaster/oven (for about $40) that
bakes faster than our conventional home built-in oven. The circulating hot air of the "convection mode" seems to really
speed cooking time.

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Old 01-17-2015, 11:16 PM   #23
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For the conventional oven requirement, Wal-Mart has an Oster tabletop convection toaster/oven (for about $40) that
bakes faster than our conventional home built-in oven.
Thats what I use in my trailer when I want to bake something - although its been less frequently used than I though it may be when I purchased it. Mostly it stays hidden away in the back bench storage area. It does not take up much space and is pretty light.
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:09 AM   #24
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I've got to agree with Glenn, paying anything, including parking to look at something that someone is trying to sell you is bogus to me other than a buck to get into the swapmeet . It's part of the builders marketing costs. Would you pay $ just to go check out anything new at a big box, clothing store or maybe your local car dealer? Many years ago I drove 30 miles to a boat show. Nothing was ever said in commercials for it to an entrance fee. I was ticked but paid it just because of the miles driven. Saw the one boat I was interested in, didn't buy it and have never gone to another "show" again of any kind that charges you for the privilege of looking at their wares. I don't see it as money well spent for a day of enjoyment but as being ripped off.
Sorry, I'm a bit off topic but this pushes my button.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:09 AM   #25
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Ovens.

We had one in our motorhome when we started RVing. It was usable but not nearly as good as a traditional home oven. Since switching to small trailers 7 years ago we have not had an oven while traveling. For us this means the majority of the year.

Humans are very adaptable and we found it easy to live without an oven, (a microwave, ice, a large fridge, .....). We find if we want to make a meatloaf, or have a cookie, there are other ways. Part of small trailer living is changing.

Actually, unlike when we had a motorhome, we have come to recognize that we don't need a traveling home but rather need to travel.
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #26
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Ovens.

Actually, unlike when we had a motorhome, we have come to recognize that we don't need a traveling home but rather need to travel.
That is a profound statement, Norm. It puts a lot of "Do You Need This or That?" threads into perspective. It's easy for me and others I'm sure to fall into that trap. "If I only had an "__"... or "__" it would sure make life easier" (fill in the blanks). One of my goals for traveling and camping is to simplify my life with less stuff. I'm struggling with a life long habit of buying whatever I think I need. Thanks for the reminder.

Sorry, don't mean to change the subject. Carry on.

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Old 01-18-2015, 10:30 AM   #27
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Yep, and I, for one, hope Norm's wisdom and experience puts to rest the "Bigger is Better" thought heard earlier/elsewhere.



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Old 01-18-2015, 02:31 PM   #28
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The two RV Shows in eastern upstate New York so far this winter season have been FREE admission and FREE parking....I agree the idea of paying to look at what you are considering buying is not my idea of the way to shop.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:17 PM   #29
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Free RV Shows are common in SoCal, but they are almost always sponsored by 1 or 2 big dealers and they are usually just trying to sell off a collection of used & Repo'ed class "A" & class "C" motorhomes. I went to one last year and there were exactly three trailers, all over 20' long, and no accessory vendors. They knew what their show was worth... "0".



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The two RV Shows in eastern upstate New York so far this winter season have been FREE admission and FREE parking....I agree the idea of paying to look at what you are considering buying is not my idea of the way to shop.
True, but both were dealer sponsored, i.e. The Great Outdoors & Camping World. The big show in March (March 5-8) has free parking, but a $10.00 admission charge. Even with the "available anywhere" $2.00 discount, I'll probably attend, even though there won't be any RVs that I'm interested in. I still enjoy looking at what is available, and sometimes get ideas for modifications & additions for my Escape.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:19 AM   #31
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I was in BC this past September and went and had a look at the Escape. Very nice design and they will add custom stuff right at the factory, ie solar power, bike rack. They have a lot of option you can add to make it your own. I met a number of people there on the tour of the factory and escape trailers will even assist you in getting it across the border. web site Escape Trailer Industries – Chilliwack, British Columbia it does take a while to get it as the build to order, They have different size too. The 17' Plan B has toilet shower and even 2 pers dinette while the bed is made in the back. Definitely worth checking out.
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