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Old 06-07-2015, 06:35 PM   #11
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I think this is a very personal choice that only you can answer. Some of us really like to bake and others do not. Since we don't do a lot of baking or roasting, this was one option we chose not to get. Loren

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Old 06-07-2015, 06:42 PM   #12
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Oven pros and cons

The other thing to consider, which I forgot, is that we're talking about a 21. Kathie's photo reminded me. There would still be lots of kitchen storage as well as counter space. In this case I'd say if you bake, go for it.

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Old 06-07-2015, 07:23 PM   #13
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We bake bread only and would rarely have time since we are usually out seeing the sights. Decided it was not worth the expense and weight and that we would hardly use it.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:15 PM   #14
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With the oven in the 21' model you lose very little space and do not forget, you can store pots and pans inside the oven, so in reality very little space is lost. that said, the stove is a 3 burner model with 2 regular and one supersize burner with a nice cover. By getting the oven and dropping the microwave, you also gain a very large pantry area with a 120v plug which can carry a small microwave if you find it really necessary.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:19 PM   #15
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Originally we were trying to keep weight to a minimum so the oven was not on our list. Since we traded the Highlander for a Yukon we now think we should have included it for the cold and/or rainy days when we wanted make some kinda carbocomfort item, or cook the stuffed chop you can get at some grocery stores.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:42 PM   #16
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As others have said, it is purely a personal choice. We had one for 12 years in our previous trailer, and it got used twice in that time.

I do lots of baking in our BBQ. It works great for that. I have done up fresh bisquits to each with our meals, cinnamon buns, chickens, pies, mac 'n cheese (served at the rally), and more.

An oven can certainly hold things, but the space it takes up would hold 4-5 times the volume (just a guess).

But, like any options for our trailers, or many of those in other aspects of our life, if you buy it, and make good use of it, it is a worthwhile purchase.

There is no right answer that works for everyone. As long as you are getting out camping and having fun, these decisions are somewhat moot, as you will still have fun regardless of how you outfit your trailer.
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:38 PM   #17
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Seems to be a no brainer. Get the oven. We have no regrets with ours. You can add drawers below the wardrobe in your 19' to compensate for those lost in the oven space.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:50 AM   #18
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We don't bake with our oven, but love to heat up frozen lasagna, garlic bread and such in cold weather as we boon dock. The three burners on top are much better than the unit in our Nash trailer (hotter and they light instantly)

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so if we get the oven, we lose the microwave option?

reading through the comments. got confused.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:37 PM   #20
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You would have the microwave over the closet.

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