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Old 07-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #11
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We cook in our camper. Of course, we also use our camper for things besides camping. We take it to the fair and also to goat shows. When we are in those modes, we aren't necessarily set up in a "camping" environment so we will cook just like we were at home - whatever it happens to be that we want. If we are camping, camping or if we are doing a large pot luck or something like that we will cook outside but even at that not everything gets prepared outside. We will do a Halloween campout with th 4-H group and each camper is in charge of 1 item, 1 of us will usually prepare it outside so that we can use the large electric griddle. Of course, if it happens to rain, everything gets prepared inside regardless if we are camping or at a show.

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Old 07-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #12
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Mostly side dishes, grits and easy stuff on the stove. In 13 years of owning a TT, I used the oven once, for brownies. I may try that again!

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Old 07-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #13
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Mostly side dishes, grits and easy stuff on the stove. In 13 years of owning a TT, I used the oven once, for brownies. I may try that again!
Slice-and-Bake cookies are a big hit with our kids when camping, that is after they have roasted all the Marshmellows :-)
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #14
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Although it's not my preferred place to cook - as I would rather cook over a fire or on the propane stove outside - I find it depends on what I'm cooking, what kind of a timeline is involved, etc. For instance I can heat a kettle of water for tea a heck of a lot faster over the stove in the trailer vs. the fire. Lots of different situations to determine where I cook. But the bottom line is that if my trailer has both an oven and stove, I'm going to use them. Not much point in having them if you're not going to use them.

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #15
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My wife does ALL her cooking inside the 5er when we are camping - even bacon. As mentioned above, I wash all dishes immediately after each meal, and all kitchen surfaces are cleaned. With the exhaust fan in use, we never get any lingering odors, beyond a couple of minutes.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:48 PM   #16
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We (and the cat) live in our TT pretty much the same as we live at home. Of course, there are limitations, some by design, some by choice. However, we use everything. Isn't that why that stuff's in there? Our TT's 13 years old and this is our 14th season camping in it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:53 PM   #17
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I am the primary cook at home or on the road; I have never cooked in the HTT. I have heated water on the stove and warmed up a few items in the microwave, but that is not cooking. My DW has cooked a few times inside thou, I think she even has used the oven. Part of the issue is I do NOT like to CLEAN, and I am the primary cleaner of the HTT when we get home. When I am camping it is primarily about relaxing and exploring, and not about having chores to due. But also in my defense I also do not cook much inside even at home. I grill almost everything at home, even in the winter. I think some of this also stems from not having AC at home and I do not like adding the heat and humidity into the house, which in turns is a mindset in the HTT.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #18
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We cook anything when needed in the trailer - always run the fan(s) or the fire alarm will go off. Prefer cooking outdoors - but not because of smells. Last weekend we were camping under fire restrictions so used the oven - placing our dutch oven (the planned method) into the oven. It did a good job of helping to distribute the heat on the bottom that our trailer ovens are famous for.

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:20 AM   #19
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Since our 5er is our home, we cook, wash clothes, shower, poop, sleep, eat and do pretty much the same things that we did when we had a Stick & Bricks home.

Our home on wheels does not smell any different than our S&B home smelled and we did not cook everything outside when we had a S&B home.
(Our home on wheels does not smell like grease or have any bad odors, we keep things clean and the trash taken out frequently just like we did in our S&B home)
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