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Old 11-19-2020, 08:50 AM   #21
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I feel blessed that mine has an oven that you just turn and push in to "pilot" and then click the "spark knob" and it lights then hold the pilot knob in for a few and then turn it to 400 and it comes to life...
If I had to crawl into the oven for whatever reason, I'd need a grab bar to get off my knees...lol
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:04 AM   #22
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Guess Thanksgiving dinner in the camper will be Swanson turkey TV dinners hot out of the microwave. I gotta look into the convection oven thing but I am thinking there isn't enough room for one big enough for an 18" pizza or even that turkey I was thinking about. Actually, we are going camping the next week instead. Will be camping a few days at the Nueces River RV & Cabin Resort. This will be our fourth visit to this campground in Camp Wood Texas. Wrote it up last two times there but not the first which was in our Lance truck camper. Dates where pending because we rely on availability of Julie critter sitter.

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Old 11-19-2020, 09:14 AM   #23
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Just enjoy your time away.... Happy Thanksgiving...
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:55 AM   #24
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Once you get the oven lit you can pretty much ignore the temperatures on the knob. What was 375 yesterday might be 425 today. Get a simple dial oven thermometer. Also mine seems to take a long time to reach temperature which doesn't seem right considering the size of the oven cavity. One more suggestion would be getting a pizza stone to help even the heat. I personally use a small cast iron griddle (12"x12"?) which also helps maintain the temperature.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:58 AM   #25
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This is a great time for my favorite RV accessory, my high power rechargeable head lamp! Dont have to juggle a flashlight when doing jobs that require both hands. If you ever see me at a campsite at night, Ill probably be wearing one! 😀
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:43 PM   #26
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Why do they not put the pilot in the front?
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:35 PM   #27
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Why do they not put the pilot in the front?
It's a small flame and the draft from opening the door can blow it out, so they "tuck it away, way far away" from any drafts.... That's what "they" say, but we all know it's really to make sure lighting the darn then is as difficult as possible for future owners...... On the other hand, I heard that the Marquis de Sade bought controlling interest in the company....
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:26 PM   #28
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Both make sense. ��
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:16 AM   #29
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Reminds me of a funny situation recently.
This is in our new Cyclone btw...
We were all loaded up and about to depart for Gatlinburg for a week. Last rig had residential fridge, but this one is a large rv one. I was worried about it thawing on the long drive so I decided to switch to gas for the journey. Haven’t lit it since pdi and I dont “play” in the kitchen. Actually banned is a better word.
No start and lots of beeps saying no gas. Crap. Checked both tanks. Full. Checked all connections and valves. Seem good. Crap.
Called Lazy Days help line. He walked me through a bunch of stuff and asks me if the other gas lines work, ie stove. I try to light it and nothing, no pilot no nothin. Crap. He tells me its the presser valve.
Well, now we have to get by with a single hot plate for a week, and a mostly thaw fridge. Almost cancel.
Then it dawns on me... when we went through pdi about 3 months before, the tech couldn't get the stove to light. Got another. Same thing. Got a delivery manager and he informs us all that you need to hold down the switch to get the pilot! Lol
I go back in and attempt a correct start and viola, it works.
Apparently had to burp the lines a bit to get the fridge to work. Worked fine and had a great trip.
Just funny that 2 delivery techs couldn't figure out how to start the stove/oven!
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:34 PM   #30
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George, I haven't used an oven, even in the house, to cook a turkey since 1984 when I was reassigned to Germany to work. The range & oven were too small for the 25# bird we were cooking, so I went and bought a 22" Weber kettle. Every year since I have cooked the turkey in the Weber. Comes out great and leaves the kitchen for my wife to do her stuff. BBQ turkey is great, especially if you flavor it with hickory or any fruit wood chips. If you don't want a lot of leftovers, just get a turkey breast and cook it.
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:45 PM   #31
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George, I haven't used an oven, even in the house, to cook a turkey since 1984 when I was reassigned to Germany to work. The range & oven were too small for the 25# bird we were cooking, so I went and bought a 22" Weber kettle. Every year since I have cooked the turkey in the Weber. Comes out great and leaves the kitchen for my wife to do her stuff. BBQ turkey is great, especially if you flavor it with hickory or any fruit wood chips. If you don't want a lot of leftovers, just get a turkey breast and cook it.
Roger that on the smoker! Every Thanksgiving I'll smoke a bird, couple of racks of ribs, some pork tenderloin, and typically about 10 lbs of beef roast. I use my smoker and the nat. gas grill on the deck and some years had to use the Smoke Hollow from the trailer as well. Pack it all up in coolers and lug it to our DD house as she does the rest of the meal.

If you've never tried it I'd highly recommend the Jack Daniels wood ships. They are made from the whisky barrels and I've been hooked on them for years now.
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:46 PM   #32
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Harry, I'm with all of you with the smoker, but next time ditch the turkey breast and smoke about turkey 6 leg quarters instead. Many, many more people are dark meat fans and the dark accepts the hickory flavor much more than the breast. Take it from me, however. Smoked turkey makes TERRIBLE turkey pot pie.
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Roger that on the smoker! Every Thanksgiving I'll smoke a bird, couple of racks of ribs, some pork tenderloin, and typically about 10 lbs of beef roast. I use my smoker and the nat. gas grill on the deck and some years had to use the Smoke Hollow from the trailer as well. Pack it all up in coolers and lug it to our DD house as she does the rest of the meal.

If you've never tried it I'd highly recommend the Jack Daniels wood ships. They are made from the whisky barrels and I've been hooked on them for years now.
For a real treat marinade them in JD overnight before smoking.
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For a real treat marinade them in JD overnight before smoking.
And drink what doesn't fit in the marinade container!
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Old 11-30-2020, 04:04 PM   #35
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Ok, OK....since it's sort of along the lines of an oven (and turkey, and Thanksgiving ).

Bought a new small smoker this year; Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett. Bought it for portability and the ability to actually smoke something on the road without a 5k lb. barrel/smokestacks in the back somewhere. We have been extremely pleased.

Smoked 2 8lb. turkey breasts side by side w/the GMG Texas? blend pellets...it was a home run all round with everyone. No one loves the heavy smoke from a traditional wood smoker as I've always used and I never loved tending the fire forever. Now it's set it and forget it with a smoke flavor that is just right for us. Don't sell em and don't work for em but it's a dandy little smoker. Now that JB? It's probably still sitting in my SIL's cupboard since I only use true blue "Barnyard Pimp" chicken rub or "High Plains BBQ Dust" for pork and chicken from Pancho and Lefty. Gotta go with the good stuff I save my beverage for ME!!
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:53 PM   #36
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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Fortunately, I have managed, with much practice, to learn the art of lighting our oven. I have to get on my knees sideways to the oven, and with a flashlight and a butane lighter I can light the pilot light. I've learned to push the end of the lighter against the part that the gas comes out of for the pilot flame so the end of the lighter isn't wandering, and then I can push and hold the pilot knob. After what seems like 5 minutes, but is really maybe 30 seconds, I pull the lighter out and get down to look, hopefully for the little flame, and lately I have success. I does take practice, but it can be done.
Several years ago, on one of these forums, and the discussion was also about lighting the pilot flame, someone posted directions on lighting the pilot flame and it is below:

Lighting RV oven pilot light

Get a butane mini torch, easy to use, then sit back, relax, get on your knees, tilt your head till it hurts, push in the knob at the same time while holding the lighter, re-focus your bi-focals, turn on some music, this will drown out your DW asking if you have it lit yet, and after locking up your knees and your neck, drag yourself up, off the floor, readjust your glasses and head to Olive Garden for dinner and a few drinks!!!!!come back, get some rest and try again. Oh, did I mention this is the hardest thing to lite and good luck...
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