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Old 01-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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Switching the placement of the stove and sink

Question,

For those of you who have swaped the location of the sink and stove in an Escape 19' - what advantages were gained and what downsides did you experience?

For those of you with the standard layout, do you wish you had made the change?

I'm sure there is no right or wrong way to have the stove and sink arranged just wanting some input on how you like your particular setup.

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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I did not want the stove next to the bed and did not want the vent hood protrusion issue. I switched so that the sink is next to bed. I also felt the stove being closer to the door and Maxxair would help. I also had the extra window installed as an opening window, best thing I did for ventilation, particularly in winter.
I would suggest though that you forgo the 3 burner stove and stay with the 2 burner, more counter space. Also I removed the stove cover and use a wooden oak cutting board cover, a lot more versatile.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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What was the location of the extra window? On the wall behind the stove or sink?

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It is in the middle, between the two. Reace says that he can not place it directly in front of stove due to the blind being a fire hazard. So it is amidship.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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We have the standard layout with 3 burned stoove and oven, its not big deal but if I was to do it again I would switch the stove and sink to get the stove closer to the max fan and delete the range hood fan. I would keep the oven and three burner stove though. Jim is right about the opening window in the kitchen area, ours originaly came with a non opeing window and I had it switched out for the opening one and realy like it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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Our layout is standard. We wanted the sink and counter extension close to the door for ease of dish cleanup and returning items from outside the trailer. Work flow ( left to right) is the same as at home.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #7
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With my combo sink/stove, the stove is on the left, so it was a no brainer for us. The layout works great for us.
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For the amount of time I use the stove in my 17B, I sometimes wish I had gone for a 1 burner stove & a larger sink. While it might not be practical for others, since I do most of my cooking on a combined grill/stove outside, it would make washing dishes easier...
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #9
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Jim,

I agree the widow directly behind the stove would not be a good idea. Nice to know it can be located further back on the passenger side of the trailer.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #10
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For the amount of time I use the stove in my 17B, I sometimes wish I had gone for a 1 burner stove & a larger sink. While it might not be practical for others, since I do most of my cooking on a combined grill/stove outside, it would make washing dishes easier...
Thats a very good point Jon. We opted for the 3 burner stove and so far have only boiled water inside the trailer.
We often wish the sink, stove and washroom was on the fridge side so our outdoor shower could be used for doing dishes on a folding table.
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