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Old 04-26-2020, 02:16 PM   #1
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The original cook top cover on my 2004 RT 200P was cracked, and when I tried to repair same, that made it worse.

I ordered a bamboo butcher block from amazon, cut it to size, made a support for the right side of the cook top, as the cook top grate supports the bamboo butcher block on the left side of the stove. The bamboo butcher block is almost flush with the counter top.

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Old 04-27-2020, 01:57 AM   #2
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Nice job! Looks professionally done.
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Old 04-27-2020, 05:37 PM   #3
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Looks very nice. Is it anchored to the countertop?
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The butcher block is not anchored to the counter top, the butcher block fits right in the recess, and should not come loose during travel. The butcher block must be removed to use the stove.
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In my van all potentially flying “Frisbees” in case of an accident are well secured. A flying heavy lid at 50 mph at head on collision can kill. Even a simple strap keeping the lid at bay should suffice.
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GeorgeRa, you are correct, it would be best to secure the butcher block when traveling.
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Interesting, with my 05/04 Roadtrek 190 the stove top is very heavy and not secured to the stove. It would take a heck of a bounce or whatever to dislodge it. From the picture, I think I 'had' the same stove, changed it out last fall.

I would bet my cover is heavier than the very nice top pictured. Good to know that I have another alternative, nice one too.

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In my van all potentially flying “Frisbees” in case of an accident are well secured. A flying heavy lid at 50 mph at head on collision can kill. Even a simple strap keeping the lid at bay should suffice.
50 mph head-on crash and your biggest concern is a stove cover?

I get your point, though. It's just there probably will be nothing left of me in that situation. Although my Chevy Express received a 5-Star NHTSA frontal crash rating, that was at 35 mph and before nearly 2 tons of weight was added.
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50 mph head-on crash and your biggest concern is a stove cover?

I get your point, though. It's just there probably will be nothing left of me in that situation. Although my Chevy Express received a 5-Star NHTSA frontal crash rating, that was at 35 mph and before nearly 2 tons of weight was added.
Valid point about being possibly overconcerned, likely leftover from my safety objective when I designed my conversion. All lower cabinets were (over)designed with 1.5” aluminum profile mounted to the factory seat mount threaded holes.

A simple strap can usually hold stuff at designated places. A lot of bad things can happen when we fly after accident.

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[QUOTE=GeorgeRa;107534]Valid point about being possibly overconcerned, likely leftover from my safety objective when I designed my conversion. All lower cabinets were (over)designed with 1.5” aluminum profile mounted to the factory seat mount threaded holes.

A simple strap can usually hold stuff at designated places. A lot of bad things can happen when we fly after accident./QUOTE]


Got a laugh out of that Police Academy clip. Probably the most subtle humor in the entire movie.

PS - Sorrry k1hog for totally derailling your thread. Again, fine work!
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