Gen 2 E19 Dickinson install over Convection/ Micro w/cooktop delete
! just got a 2021 E19 (Padawan) with cooktop delete. I am installing a Dickinson 2 burner cooktop over the ETI installed convection microwave oven (cm). I’ll include both comments and photographs.
First off, it fits easily. The clearance from the counter top surface to the step down on the top of the right side of the cm is 7 1/4”. No problem for the gas connection.
I found an open 12v drop in the cm cabinet that I will use to put a light in the under bed storage.
There was plenty of electrical cord to pull the 6 trim screws and just set the cm where the bed goes. Then I simply unplugged the cm while I worked.
The propane line was coiled in the lower cabinet, and ETI had a small cutout to run it into the stove cabinet. Very easy, and plenty of hose. It’s all black hose; there is no copper tubing in the later trailers.
I chose to install the cooktop as close to the front and as far toward the bedside bulkhead as possible. To clear the cabinet blocking you have to stay more than 1 7/8” back from the front counter edge. I chose to go 2 1/8” just “in case.”. I went 1 1/2” from the bulkhead. There is wiring, 120v outlet, and for us, a 12v/USB outlet. I did not want to cut any of that. There are also L brackets under the countertop attaching it to the cabinet. I had to remove a front one. Because I shifted the cooktop to 1 1/2” from the bulkhead, the propane line was able to connect directly to the stove with no additional fittings. The hose can be fastened to the bulkhead and come down beside the cm.
You will likely discover as others have that the cabinetry in the trailer is not square. I had to make some 1/8” adjustments to my cut lines to get things to fit as I wanted. Then I drilled a hole, dropped the jigsaw in, and made the 21 1/2” by 12 1/2” cut out.
The gas line was long enough to tighten on the counter and then set the cooktop in and fasten down the line.
Then it’s just a matter of using the above or underneath mounting tie down Dickinson recommends, Plug in the cm and slide it back in place. Install the six trim crews and enjoy.
I would recommend you check for gas leaks before you slide the cm back in.
I have more than eight photos, so I’ll add posts.
Randy & Barb
1998 C 2500 (Cruncher) and 2021 Ranger (Yoda)