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Old 08-05-2016, 11:48 AM   #11
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Man these people in Silicon Valley. The nerve of them. They actually expect me to work to get paid. Sure doesn't leave any time to finish all the mods I want to do - or camp and enjoy them.

Right now I have parts sitting in my workshop for the following:

Grab Handle replacement
Cooktop replacement
Range Hood retrofit/upgrade
Power Cord retrofit
Converter/Charger retrofit/upgrade
Vinyl Plank floor installation

So far this year all I've managed to complete are:
Propane Pressure Regulator replacement
Belly Band replacement
Sliding Pantry Shelves installation
Custom Teak Bath Mat

At this rate they'll be done in 2020.
Hi: rbryan4... Remember, "Hind sight is 2020" Alf
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:51 PM   #12
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We never liked the heat output of the 2 burner cook top, or the fact it takes up so much counter space when not cooking. So, I'm replacing it with a Dickinson Marine cook top that's recessed and has a cutting board that sits flush with the counter.
We also are not happy with the heat output and lack of self ignition of the standard cooktop burners. We have a Dickinson on the sailboat and may get another similar one to replace the one in the trailer. I agree it will be nice to reclaim some counterspace with the flush cutting board. What will you do to replace the function of the stove cover and flip out side as a heat and spatter shield preventing grease spots on the walls?

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Old 08-05-2016, 03:29 PM   #13
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At this rate they'll be done in 2020.
What's your hurry?

In the infamous words of my Great Uncle Ferd "It is no longer a hobby if it is done".
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Wow, the pay musn't be too bad in Silicon Valley. The Dickinson 2 burner model 00-2BP is a $734.14 cooktop. That'll heat my water. Looking forward to see the pix when the mods get done.
You can get it WAY cheaper by phoning Dickinson, or even through some of the resellers. I got an especially good deal having brought them lots of business. Now after buying their cooktop, a few others, like Chris and Robert have bought one too. Kinda funny, I bought mine first (last September), but will get to use it last.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:58 PM   #14
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What will you do to replace the function of the stove cover and flip out side as a heat and spatter shield preventing grease spots on the walls?

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We didn't get a cover and we haven't missed it.


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What's your hurry?

In the infamous words of my Great Uncle Ferd "It is no longer a hobby if it is done".
Very true. I just miss having the time to tinker.

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Kinda funny, I bought mine first (last September), but will get to use it last.
At this pace you'll probably beat me.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:52 PM   #15
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At this pace you'll probably beat me.
At least you have the trailer.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:55 PM   #16
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At least you have the trailer.
Why, what happened to yours?

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Old 08-05-2016, 09:36 PM   #17
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Why, what happened to yours?

(Oh no you dih-unt!)
I do have my pretty stickie, but am not going to do lotsa mods on it.

Though getting lotsa use out of it.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:19 PM   #18
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Wow, it's amazing what you can get done when you have an extra day off!

Did the install of the Dickinson Marine Cook top today. I must say, it adds a lot of wow factor to the trailer. I love that when not cooking, the entire counter is useable space.

Turns out I didn't have to run a new copper line. The original one terminated near the center and the new stove inlet is on the right rear on the bottom. So, I had too much pipe -- not too little. Just a cut of the pipe, a single bend, flare tool and done.
Love the piezo electronic ignition (no more matches) and the difference in heat output is impressive.

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Old 10-02-2016, 08:33 PM   #19
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Looks great Rob; did re-routing the gas line go fairly easy?
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Nice looking stove, Robert. Was the stock stove you had rotated 90 or standard orientation before you enlarged the hole?
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