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Old 04-29-2017, 07:31 PM   #1
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Oven vs no oven?

We are having n escape 21 fifth wheel built and going through the build sheet......we are tossing around oven or no oven.........any thoughts on this from those that have or dont have the oven in their fifth wheel........thanks Michael
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:49 PM   #2
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We're working on our Build Sheet for a 19 footer now too. After much deliberation, we've decided to forgo an oven for two drawers. LOVE having drawers! After 45 years of camping without an oven, I'm not sure why I'd need one except for baking cookies/cake/pie and don't want to get started down that path! IF we ever think we want an oven, I can always pick up a toaster oven for use when we're plugged in. Decision made for us!
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It's easy, if you think you'll use it, get it. Many like to bake and such and use them all the time.

Personally we skipped it, which is good for our style of camping/traveling.
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Well, for us, we do not have an oven or microwave. I love the extra space and have found no need for either.

We do own a portable oven by Coleman but even it has only been used once quite a few years ago. I may take it on our x-Canada trip but am still debating that. Most things I can do on my stove or BBQ.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:48 PM   #5
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We're working on our Build Sheet for a 19 footer now too. After much deliberation, we've decided to forgo an oven for two drawers. LOVE having drawers! After 45 years of camping without an oven, I'm not sure why I'd need one except for baking cookies/cake/pie and don't want to get started down that path! IF we ever think we want an oven, I can always pick up a toaster oven for use when we're plugged in. Decision made for us!
Having an oven in a 19' does not preclude you from having drawers. We have the oven and two drawers below the pantry. Works great for us.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:51 PM   #6
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Depends I think on how you cook and if you camp in the off season. We have the oven and don't find the loss of a small amount of counter space and two drawers a problem.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:22 PM   #7
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We have a 21 on order and will get the oven. We plan on two month trips and would like to make casseroles, lasagne and other comfort foods to go along with BQ and fried meals. It is a expensive option so I hope it works well. My sister in law has a 19 with no oven and she very happy with hers. It was the option I spent the longest time on.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:27 PM   #8
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We have the oven and wouldn't be without . The thing is it runs on propane so great if you don't have hookups . Also have stored a few things in oven when it wasn't being used . I think the biggest surprise was no match needed to light on the top burners only need to light pilot in oven . If weather is cold and rainy or windy can cook something up inside without hookups . It works for us . Pat
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Recent discussions on this:

The oven.

Opinions On Oven Please (although this one is about adding oven to 19).

Escape Oven vs Toaster Oven.
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We are having n escape 21 fifth wheel built and going through the build sheet......we are tossing around oven or no oven.........any thoughts on this from those that have or dont have the oven in their fifth wheel........thanks Michael
My personal choice is more storage space over oven, but you have to decide what is more important for you. Picture of 2017 5.0TA with oven option.
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