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Old 03-17-2018, 01:07 AM   #1
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Challenger Induction Cooktop added

In the last 3 years we've used our propane range/oven very little - it simply produced to much heat. Got the idea to remove the range/oven and install an induction cooktop. Finished it out today. I believe it will be of a great deal of use. Thanks to the RV Interior Ideas Group over on Facebook.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:21 AM   #2
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Looks great BigBen! We purchased a portable induction cooktop burner and use it in our Challenger rather than use propane. Your modification looks fantastice! It is great upgrade they have added to the 2018 model.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:53 PM   #3
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I'd love to do that on our Axis. We don't have the oven so it would mean simply replacing the burners.

Looks good.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:07 PM   #4
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Challenger Induction Cooktop added

That looks great. I donít have an oven in mine, but the convection oven/microwave. I canít convince my wife to get induction in the RV which is back asswards because she always uses it at home.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #5
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I'd love to do that on our Axis. We don't have the oven so it would mean simply replacing the burners.

Looks good.
The cooktop is about $300 and use 110 VAC. Ought to make our considerably easier.

True Induction MD-2B Mini Duo Portable Counter Inset Double Burner Induction Cooktop, 120V, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019KZXVHE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:40 PM   #6
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The cooktop is about $300 and use 110 VAC. Ought to make our considerably easier.

True Induction MD-2B Mini Duo Portable Counter Inset Double Burner Induction Cooktop, 120V, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019KZXVHE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
What did you do with the propane line? Just plug it?
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:57 PM   #7
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We like our propane stove but have looked at several new models with induction cooktops. Since we boondock a lot, I wonder about the usage of the induction cooktop on battery (inverter) power vs. the propane consumption. I would love to hear pros and cons from any who have some experience.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:49 PM   #8
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What did you do with the propane line? Just plug it?
Yep - took out the copper line, plugged it and then tested for leak. One of the easier parts of the job.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:56 PM   #9
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John - we have boondocked 2.5 months out of 3 each winter for the last 4 years in Key West. In that time we didn't once use the propane combo - it just made the coach to hot. We'd use the Coleman outside grill, the microwave/convection oven or electric skillet. We run our on-board generator each morning to run our coffee maker, toaster and/or electric skillet. We felt the amount of heat generated simply made the coach to hot and had us running our AC to counter it. The remainder of the year (we spend 8-9 months each year living in our coach) we spend in full hook ups. Easy call for us.
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BigBen - thanks for the feedback!
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:00 AM   #11
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It took us 3 years to make the jump, we thought through it a LOT.
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