RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Motorhome Tech Topics
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-13-2019, 01:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Thor Outlaw 29H
State: Tennessee
Posts: 464
THOR #13869
What do y'all know about covection microwave?

Ours, a High Pointe, wasn't working in all modes, so a new one purchased and installed, same as old one.
Plugged in and never tried it out until this camp trip weekend, it is 2 weeks new.

What happened:
Recipe called for 450 degrees for 25 minutes on convection.
Needless to say, it needed a bit more cooking, restarted for another 20 minutes.
Then it shut down, like a breaker had blown, no light, no keypad, nothing.

Had power at the outlet.
We figured it was shot.
After about half hour we plugged it back in and all is good.

Does anyone know what happened here?
I will research it once we get home Tuesday, maybe call the place i got out from too.

I don't want to ruin this weekend troubleshooting it, so i thought i would throw it on here in the meantime.
Thanks... Rusty
__________________

__________________
10scDust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 07:44 PM   #2
Member
 
Kickstand's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Outlaw 29H Class C
State: California
Posts: 91
THOR #7010
I have printed out the instructions on how to set the mode/temp/time and taped it to the inside cabinet door nearby for easy reference, because the High Pointe engineers apparently went to the Rube Goldberg School of User Interface. Thereís a mode where you must open the door to move to the next cycle, and if you donít do exactly what it wants, it shuts off. Iíve gotten caught in trying to extend time when food is already in there (and therefore no need to open the door) with it just shutting down. Itís not intuitive.
__________________

__________________
Kickstand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 08:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
sage's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 25.2
State: Massachusetts
Posts: 182
THOR #6999
Send a message via Skype™ to sage
Weíve given up on using the High Pointe as anything other than a microwave. Every time weíve tried to use use it as a convection oven, itís been more trouble than itís worth. We also keep the manual in the cabinet next to it, but itís just not worth the effort.

I read a post somewhere that stated that Thor screwed up the placement of the venting so that itís constantly overheating and shutting down before you can get anything cooked completely. Sounds like a real possibility to me.
__________________
sage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2019, 08:33 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 34F, Lincoln MK
State: Arizona
Posts: 24
THOR #7663
I've never had a High Pointe but Forest River failed to flip the exhaust to go into the RV as they did not vent it, instead it melted the back wall. It never shut of but it didn't bake well. They replaced it & I made sure it was vented properly before I installed it. Most important! Also, worked thereafter. Love my convection ovens, less heat in the RV even invented to the outside.
__________________
sibley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 01:48 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
pavemike's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 25.5
State: Florida
Posts: 242
THOR #12686
Quote:
Originally Posted by sibley View Post
I've never had a High Pointe but Forest River failed to flip the exhaust to go into the RV as they did not vent it, instead it melted the back wall. It never shut of but it didn't bake well. They replaced it & I made sure it was vented properly before I installed it. Most important! Also, worked thereafter. Love my convection ovens, less heat in the RV even invented to the outside.
We prefer convection as well. The High Point is a microwave first, convection as a secondary option. We never use microwave for anything. I wanted to replace it with a countertop convection toaster but they get rather hot. Recently Nuwave introduced a new convection/toaster/air fryer oven that's slightly larger than my Breville at home. It holds most heat in, gets a bit hot to touch but doesn't spread much heat. I removed the High Point and built in the area with a slide out. Plenty of breathing room and a small fan with a thermostat I added (normally used with outdoor electrical enclosures). Works great when I have something I can't cook on the Blackstone.
__________________
Mike & Diane
2018 Thor Vegas 25.5
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
pavemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2019, 01:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Long & Winding road's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Axis 25.4
State: Arkansas
Posts: 2,619
THOR #12231
Quote:
Originally Posted by pavemike View Post
We prefer convection as well. The High Point is a microwave first, convection as a secondary option. We never use microwave for anything. I wanted to replace it with a countertop convection toaster but they get rather hot. Recently Nuwave introduced a new convection/toaster/air fryer oven that's slightly larger than my Breville at home. It holds most heat in, gets a bit hot to touch but doesn't spread much heat. I removed the High Point and built in the area with a slide out. Plenty of breathing room and a small fan with a thermostat I added (normally used with outdoor electrical enclosures). Works great when I have something I can't cook on the Blackstone.
That sound intresting..... Do you have any pictures.

Sometimes I will bring my old toaster oven and use it outside.
__________________
2017 Axis / 25.4: Big Foot Levelers, Aims 1200 Watt inverter, Ceramic Window Tint, Full River AGM 6V batteries, Front Hellwig Sway bar / Rear Track Arm, Safe T Plus Steering Stabilizer, PD 4655 converter, Hard Wired Surge Guard, WEboost + WiFi Ranger, LED Headlights/Driving lights, TPMS, Surge tank, Tornado flush, Viair Compressor
Long & Winding road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2019, 02:01 PM   #7
Site Team
 
revjeffrey's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 Windjammer
State: Illinois
Posts: 1,179
THOR #7074
When I tailgate at the kids college or games, I bring my small Panini grill. You can feed a lot of unsuspected guests with a few loaves of bread lunch meat cheeses tomatoes lettuce etc. amazing how this little grill turns a ho-hum sandwich into some type of gourmet meal. You're expecting five people to show up and 15 do no problem. You will also get good and creative of making a lot of other things on that little grill. They are small light weight and easy to carry.
__________________
Rev. Jeffrey 2017 Thor Axis 24.1 E450 Windjammer.
Silver Safe-T-Plus Steering Control
SSF-106-40 SumoSprings Solo Front Bump Stop SSR-107-47 SumoSprings Rear Bump Stop
Hellwig 7718 Front Sway Bar & 7180 Rear Sway Bar
Koni FSD Front Shocks 8805-1042 / Koni FSD Rear Shocks 8805-1043
revjeffrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2019, 02:06 PM   #8
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 17,968
THOR #8860
Besides the inscrutable manual: does anyone know a place where we can get some sort of "Convection For Dummies" kind of book?
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2019, 02:09 PM   #9
Site Team
 
revjeffrey's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 Windjammer
State: Illinois
Posts: 1,179
THOR #7074
I having used a convection oven for 15 years I'm talking cooking not baking. you can cook 95% of any item on a convection oven by using the frozen pizza button. Do not wait for a preheat throw your food in there hit frozen pizza 20 minutes everything's done.
__________________
Rev. Jeffrey 2017 Thor Axis 24.1 E450 Windjammer.
Silver Safe-T-Plus Steering Control
SSF-106-40 SumoSprings Solo Front Bump Stop SSR-107-47 SumoSprings Rear Bump Stop
Hellwig 7718 Front Sway Bar & 7180 Rear Sway Bar
Koni FSD Front Shocks 8805-1042 / Koni FSD Rear Shocks 8805-1043
revjeffrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2019, 02:49 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
ducksface's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2018 24.1 AXISSIXxSIX
State: Arizona
Posts: 2,907
THOR #13932
Buy the
Ge profile advantium
and replace the thing you have.
It's a
Microwave
Convection
HALOGEN
Brownies from mix to fully cooked in EIGHT MINUTES.
Halogen light cooking is an amazing thing.
Crisp, raised crust pizza, frozen to perfectly finished... 12 minutes.
__________________
ducksface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 02:22 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
pavemike's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 25.5
State: Florida
Posts: 242
THOR #12686
Quote:
Originally Posted by Long & Winding road View Post
That sound intresting..... Do you have any pictures.

Sometimes I will bring my old toaster oven and use it outside.
I'm going to take some pics this weekend to post.
__________________

__________________
Mike & Diane
2018 Thor Vegas 25.5
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
pavemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 09:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×