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how to keep your stove from bouncing around

Postby Scooter » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:54 am

What do you do to prevent your metal stove from bouncing and marring your finished wood galley? Mine just sits on the countertop and does not have a dedicated drawer or cabinet for stowage enroute.

I'm a towing newb and it seems stuff bounces around in the TD alot more than I'd expected.

Btw, here's my new stove:
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Postby oklahomajewel » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:44 am

I don't have my TD built yet, but have thought of things like that.
I am thinking of using some of that stuff they sell by the Contact paper but it's like a think rubberized mesh sheet , it prevents things from sliding around .
At Camping World here in OKC yesterday, and I'm sure online or another RV store, there were expanding rods specifically for that kind of thing-- think of a smaller version of a tension curtain rod or a shower curtain rod kinda thing,but removable and with little rubber ends to protect the wood. They weren't too expensive.
Or I've thought not about doing drawers but rather shelves and just have a pull down little door, probably on a piano hinge, and just a simple 68c clipping peice to secure it. The other thing there is that when you pull down that 'cover' , then you have an extended shelf or little side table.
I'll see if I have a picture of someones. Or go to Galley gallery
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Postby Cutterpup » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 am

Hi and welcome, First glue some rubber feet and the bottom of the stove and then add a bungee cord so that the stove doesn't slide around. You might need to install some hooks or screws for the bungee cord to lock on to.

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Postby goldcoop » Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:59 am

Scooter-

I hve the Coleman grille/stove, I tore it down to the bare case, drilled and screwed the feet to my pullout drawer and then put everything back together in place.

Maybe you could do the same?

Cheers,

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Postby Chris C » Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:00 am

Scooter,

Tie downs, tie downs, tie downs. It's as simple as that! :lol:
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Postby larryl » Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:25 am

Scooter:

I had some bubble insulation ,shiney stuff, left over from my build. Used some good old duct tape and made a cover that slips over the stove.

Towed over 2000 miles and no problem with marring the finish of the wood nor formica. I like the ideas that do not cost me anything and work.

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Postby s4son » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:02 pm

How aboout using some small recessed tie downs and bungee cord. These are from Austin Hardware and 3.5" in diameter, part number ALH 39 ZN. Use a hand towel underneath for padding.

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Postby doug hodder » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:31 pm

I've got a sliding tray for the stove in the first trailer...used some patches of router anti skid pad glued on the bottom of the feet...#2 will be also on a slide out tray...I'm going to drill a couple of small holes in the bottom and bolt it down with some 10 24 screws with wing nuts...use some washers under it to give it some air space and cut heat transfer...Doug
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Postby Gage » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:31 pm

I just scerwed mine down. The teardrop could turn over and the stove won't move. Nothing worst that a run-a-way stove with a closed hatch. :lol:

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Postby Denny Unfried » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:11 pm

I got a 1/4" rubber pad to sit the stove on when traveling. It's never moved even on rough dirt roads.

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Postby UTDRob » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:37 pm

Gage wrote:I just scerwed mine down. The teardrop could turn over and the stove won't move. Nothing worst that a run-a-way stove with a closed hatch. :lol:

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Postby kurtibm » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:38 pm

goldcoop wrote:Scooter-

I hve the Coleman grille/stove, I tore it down to the bare case, drilled and screwed the feet to my pullout drawer and then put everything back together in place.

Maybe you could do the same?

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Postby travbickel » Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:52 pm

Velcro is also some surprisingly strong stuff.
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