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Old 10-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Reversing the sink and the stove

I got the idea to reverse the sink and the stove on the 19 from someone on this forum last year sometime and that is on our build sheet. I've been searching for the original post but can't find it -- I wonder if anyone who has done this has pictures of it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Ours is reversed, but we had no choice with the flush-mount one piece until we used. Maybe it is because we are used to it, but I much prefer the stove away from the bed in the 19.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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We reversed cooktop / sink and omitted the range hood. We didn't want to turn to cooktop sideways. With the cooktop by the door it is very handy as we tend to be outside grilling etc.
don't know why my picutres always post upside down........if you enlarge it, it is right side up.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Here is another shot. I can only post one picture at a time........??
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the photos. Jim was that the standard sink and stove when you bought the trailer? I was pretty sure I wanted to be close to the door if I cook inside and the picture confirms it. I was able to turn the picture right side up. And Dave it looks like you didn't get the stove cover but use a cutting board over the cooktop. That's what I'm going to do. I thought this was a good idea, but I've had too much time to second guess myself!
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Advantage of the stove cover is that it serves as a back splash when open. We use Eco Friendly Cutting Boards Made in the USA by Epicurean Cutting Surfaces which are light weight ( easy to move in and out of the trailer ) and thin for easy storage.
Things to consider are where does the cutting board go when you are using the stove and is it easy to clean?
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Good question. I was waffling but then I saw that the cover for the two burner stove had sides and I don't want that.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:05 PM   #8
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I doubt we will ever do much more than heat something on the cooktop. Have found the cutting board to be a very solid surface. We also use epicurean cutting boards and they are great! We set the cutting board right by the sink, and can set a hot pan on it without damaging the Formica. Seems to work for us. We tend to use it more as a surface than a cutting board. It is bamboo and washes up well.
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Very nice layout!
The stove next to the bed was Norma's biggest objection to the 19.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #10
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We only heat water inside the trailer and we've only done that twice. I prefer to keep cooking smells out of the trailer. We percolated coffee inside once using our (Escape)1500w inverter and it dropped our two group 27 batteries to 40%. The solar panel (Escape) couldn't really charge them up due to overcast weather and shady campsite. We now have a Coleman percolator coffee unit we use on our 2 burner Coleman stove. Makes 10 cups of great coffee and we keep our batteries charged.
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