Tuffstuff Trailer???

thebigez

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@AZCASAK - The stove mod helped a little - and I know it was hotter because I could get a slight smell of burning rubber from the rubber grommets that hold the burner grates. The big issue is that this stove is designed to be used inside of a trailer - hence designed for a lower BTU output. The Dometic replacement ones (that should drop right in) that I looked at had only 7K and 5K BTU burners. By comparison, a Camp Chef 2 burner propane stove puts out 20K BTU per burner. The stock burners may work great inside a trailer, but when you factor in any wind at all, they don't cut it.

I was going to pull the trigger on a Dometic replacement, but I don't think that will solve the issue due to the low BTU. So, I am looking into replacing the burners and valves out of a camp chef or coleman stove, or find a way to integrate a 2 burner camp stove into the stove location. In the meantime, I have a one burner Partner Steel stove that fits in the drawer that I connect to the propane tank that works great. I'll update this thread as I find out more. And I completely agree, the stock stove is inadequate and needs to be replaced. Other than that, I've been quite pleased with the trailer with the possible exception of the heavy drawer on top that I will likely remove.
 

WillBatt

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@AZCASAK - The stove mod helped a little - and I know it was hotter because I could get a slight smell of burning rubber from the rubber grommets that hold the burner grates. The big issue is that this stove is designed to be used inside of a trailer - hence designed for a lower BTU output. The Dometic replacement ones (that should drop right in) that I looked at had only 7K and 5K BTU burners. By comparison, a Camp Chef 2 burner propane stove puts out 20K BTU per burner. The stock burners may work great inside a trailer, but when you factor in any wind at all, they don't cut it.

I was going to pull the trigger on a Dometic replacement, but I don't think that will solve the issue due to the low BTU. So, I am looking into replacing the burners and valves out of a camp chef or coleman stove, or find a way to integrate a 2 burner camp stove into the stove location. In the meantime, I have a one burner Partner Steel stove that fits in the drawer that I connect to the propane tank that works great. I'll update this thread as I find out more. And I completely agree, the stock stove is inadequate and needs to be replaced. Other than that, I've been quite pleased with the trailer with the possible exception of the heavy drawer on top that I will likely remove.

Any Luck Swapping out the burners on your stove? Just purchased a new Basecamp and had no clue the stove was so underpowered.
 

thebigez

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I have my trailer in storage for the winter - but I am planning to go a slightly different route. I have a Partner Steel 2 burner stove that will easily fit within the stove opening. I am going to see about removing the existing stove, and mounting in the Partner stove with the lid / windscreen. I probably won't get my trailer out of storage until next month to figure out. That said - I could always just put the partner stove on top of the existing stove as a temp. solution. Will update once I figure it out - but I'm confident it will work.
 
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