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I love to travel and explore in my RV but I also love to bake and cook. Our small, older, Class A motorhome does not have an oven so it led me to wonder if you can even have an oven in an RV.
So, do RVs have ovens? It depends on the model of motorhome or travel trailer if it’s equipped with an oven. Most travel trailers and 5th wheels have ovens but it depends on the model for motorhomes. You can also add an aftermarket oven.
I scoured the internet to find out which RVs have ovens, as well as what size are these ovens, how to use them properly and also alternatives if your rig doesn’t come with an oven.
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What RVs have Ovens?
Well, it depends on the make, model, and year of RV if it has an oven in them but many times if you are buying a new RV you can get an oven as an added feature.
However, almost all RV’s come with microwave convection ovens. Many bakers aren’t happy with the results they get using these types of ovens since they cook differently than your standard oven. I’ll cover microwave convection ovens later in this article.
I know the answer “it depends” is about as unsatisfying as dry toast so here are 56 examples of motorhomes and trailers that have ovens, just keep in mind these examples are for the 2020 models and it can change from year to year.
Class A Motorhomes
You are most likely to find an oven in larger Class A RVs since the kitchens are bigger and come equipped with all the bells and whistles. But that isn’t always true.
I was surprised that many of the really high end Class As didn’t come equipped with an oven at all. Instead, manufacturers were opting for induction cooktops and convection microwave ovens.
All of the RVs listed below come standard with a 3 burner propane stove with a built-in oven.
Forest River FR 3
The FR3 is built on a Ford chassis and is powered by a V10 gas engine. There are 4 different floor plans with lengths between 31’8″ and 35’11”.
Models 30DS and 32DS have seatbelts for 8 while the 33DS and 34DS have seatbelts for 6.
Forest River Georgetown
Now there are several series of the Georgetown the 3 Series, the 5 Series, and the XL-DSO. The 3 Series is the more “basic” option with the 5 Series being in the middle and the XL-DSO being the fancy option.
All come with an oven but the XL-DSO boasts a stainless steel package. The 3 Series and the XL-DSO have 3 floor plan options while the 5 Series has 4.
They range in length from 31’11” (3 Series) up to 37’11” (5 Series and XL-DSO). Series 3 and Series 5 have seat belts for 6 but I couldn’t find information on how many belts are in the XL-DSO.
The A.C.E is a gas powered coach built on a Ford F-53 chassis with a V10 engine. It has 6 different floor plan options with lengths ranging from 28’9″ up to 34’8″.
All have seatbelts for 6 and claim to sleep 6 as well but some of the larger floor plans look like they could sleep more.
The Hurricane and the Windsport are basically identical RVs. The only real difference is the name and color schemes. Manufacturers do this so they can sell the different models at different dealerships in the same town.
These rigs have similar specs to the A.C.E since they have the same Ford Chassis and gas V10 engine. They also have 6 different floor plans (identical between the Hurricane and Windsport) but are larger vehicles with lengths between 30’8″ and 36’9″.
Most of the floor plans seat and sleep 7 but there are a few exceptions. The 34J can sleep 9 but seats 7, the 34R sleeps 7 but seats 9, while the 35M only has room for 6.
The Alante is a V-10 gas engine coach built on a Ford chassis. It has 5 floor plan options starting at 28’6″ long and going up to 32’2″.
The Precept is a V-10 gas engine coach built on a Ford chassis. It has 6 floor plan options starting at 32’2″ long and going up to 38’10”.
Class B RV
Now you will be hardpressed to find a Class B with an oven. I checked Coachmen, Winnebago, Thor, Airstream and Roadtrek. None of them came with an oven. Most did have a microwave of some sort though.
Your best bet is to buy a Class B with a microwave convection oven or to swap out the standard microwave with a convection one. But if you really have your heart set on an oven in your little RV then an aftermarket oven is an option or a decent size toaster oven. Either way, you will sacrifice some precious storage space for whichever oven option you choose.
Class C RV
I was able to find quite a few Class C motorhomes that had ovens. This could be because Class C’s tend to be more family oriented or because the oven doesn’t ruin the decor as much. But honestly, who knows.
Below are 3 different manufactures with several models that have 3 burner stoves with propane ovens.
They are a small Class C at 24’5″ with 2 floor plan options. Both floor plans can sleep and seat 4 people.
Winnebago Spirit/Minnie Winnie
Another set of two of the same vehicles is the Spirit and Minnie Winnie. Both have a V-10 gas engine and are built on a Ford Chassis with the smaller floor plans using the E350 and larger ones using the E450.
There are 5 floor plans to choose from ranging from 24’5″ to 32’9″. Depending on the floor plan you can sleep and seat 5-7 people.
The Chateau and Fourwinds are again duplicate vehicles with different names but both have ovens! The smaller floorplans are built on either a Ford E350 or Chevy 3500 or 4500 chassis and the larger floor plans are built on the Ford E450. The Ford chassis comes with a V-10 gas engine while the Chevy chassis comes with a V-8 gas engine.
There are a whopping 15 different floor plans to choose from for these two models. The smallest in length is 24′ and can get as large as 32’7″. Sleeping and seating capacity ranges from 4-7 people depending on the layout.
The Quantum is very similar to the Chateau/Four Winds but with upgraded interior materials and exterior design. It still has the same gas engine and Ford or Chevy chassis.
The Quantum has slightly fewer floor plan options with 10 available. They range from 24′ up to 32’6″. It can seat and sleep anywhere from 4-7 people
The Redhawk is built on the E450 Ford Chassis and has a V-10 gas engine. It has 6 floor plan options ranging in size from 24’8″ up to 32’6″.
Keep in mind the Redhawk SE does NOT have an oven.
The Greyhawk is a gas motorhome with a V-10 engine and is built on the E450 Ford Chassis. It has 6 floor plan options ranging in size from 28’8″ up to 32’6″.
Jayco Greyhawk Prestige
While the Greyhawk Prestige has the same chassis and engine as the standard Greyhawk, it boasts a nice window built-in to the overcab bed. It only has 3 floor plans and all are 32’6″ in length.
Generally, it seemed larger travel trailers came with ovens while smaller trailers did not and were stuck with only a 2 burner stove.
I looked through all models of travel trailer Jayco has on their website and every travel trailer with the exception of the Humming Bird and the Jay Flight SLX7 has a 3 burner stove with built-in oven.
This is for all sizes of the following models:
The Globetrotter is a high-end unit with a stainless steel 3 burner stove and built-in oven. It has 8 floor plans from 23′ up to 31′ in length and can sleep 4-6 people depending on layout.
Airstream Flying Cloud
While a little less classy than it’s sibling, the Flying Cloud has 16 different floor plans to accommodate whatever you are looking for. It ranges from 23′ up to 30′ and can sleep between 6 to 8 people.
For Keystone 9 of their 11 travel trailer brands came with ovens. The ones that didn’t were all sizes of the Bullet Crossfire and any single axel Hideout or Springdale. This due to these units being on the smaller size so there just isn’t room.
Otherwise, they all were equipped with a 3 burner stove with built-in oven. This includes:
- Hideout – excludes 7 single-axel models
- Springdale – excludes 7 single-axel models
- Bullet – excludes 8 models of Crossfire
- Cougar Half-Ton
- Outback Ultra Light
- Sprinter Campfire
I checked all models of 5th wheels on the Jayco and Keystonewebsites and all have an oven in them! I assume this is due to the larger kitchen space available in a 5th wheel.
- Sprinter Campfire
- Cougar Half-Ton
- Sprinter Limited
- Montana High Country
Size of RV Ovens
There are two main sizes of ovens for motorhomes and trailers. Most ovens will are considered to be 17″ or 21″ inches, this is the exterior height.
Both sizes will take up the same width, needing about 20-21 inches of your counter space depending on the model. All are about 17″ deep.
The height of the range will depend on whether you opted for a 17″ or 21″ model, plan to lose about 16-20″ of usable drawer space below the range for the cut out plus more for oven door clearance.
The interior dimensions of your oven will obviously be much smaller than your oven at home. The interior width is about 15 1/2″ or 15 3/4″ depending on the model. You’ll want to test fit your bakeware before packing it in your RV.
Many cooking sheets and roasting pans will fit no problem but some are larger sized or have handles that stick out. A jelly roll pan or quarter sheet pan (Amazon link) will easily fit since they 14.25″ and 13″ wide. Most roasting pans are closer to 16″ so you’ll need to find a smaller size like this 13″ one on Amazon.
The interior height of the oven is another factor to consider. It can be as small as 5″ on a 17″ oven or anywhere from 9″-15″ on a 21″ oven. If you are baking cookies height should be no issue, if you want to roast a chicken then you need to carefully measure how big the inside of your oven really is and how big that bird is.
How to Light an RV Oven
It may seem simple to turn your oven on, but most RV ovens will need you to manually light the pilot light before you can use your oven. This tends to stump a lot of people.
It’s a simple process but there are a few little things you need to know to help you get your oven started. I’ll walk you through the steps below. The only thing you will need is a BBQ lighter or a long match.
Propane is Open and Oven is Clean
A couple of things before you get started. If this is your first adventure in your RV this season and you haven’t used your stove at all, make sure the propane tank is full (or at least full enough) and the valve to the range is open.
Also, make sure your stove is clean so no food reside will get in the way of lighting your oven.
Turn Knob to Pilot
On the oven knob, you should see a setting marked “Pilot” or “Pilot On”, turn the knob to this position. Don’t worry it won’t start spewing any propane in your face, you need to push the knob in for the propane valve to open.
Light the Pilot
With the oven door open have a look at the underside of the burner and find the pilot. It should be right at the back of the oven. Light your BBQ lighter and get it inside the oven near the pilot.
Push in the oven knob on the control panel and your pilot should light. You don’t want to push your knob in too soon or else you will be allowing propane into the oven which could cause a flare up, think of a BBQ with a closed lid yikes!
Hold Oven Knob
Once you have a successful flame on the pilot light continue to hold the knob in for about 10 seconds. This lets the thermocouple (heat detecting sensor) heat up enough to signal to the propane valve it can stay open.
If your pilot goes out when you release the knob you will need to repeat steps 2 and 3 but hold the knob for longer, try 20 seconds. If it goes out again try again but hold for 30 seconds.
Unfortunately, if your pilot will not stay lit at this point you may have a faulty thermocouple. You’ll need to do some further troubleshooting and maybe hire some professional help.
With your pilot light lit you are free to set your desired temperature on the oven and start using it once it gets to temperature.
When you are done using your oven it’s a good idea to turn the pilot light off. That way you don’t need to worry about needlessly using propane and once you know how to start your oven it’s very quick and simple to do.
You may find there are a few quirks to cooking with your RV’s oven. I’ve written an article to cover some of the Common Issues with RV Ovens plus Fixes and Tips.
If you want a quick video walkthrough of how to do this, the video below explains the process simply and quickly
Alternatives to an RV Oven
As we have seen, not all RVs come with ovens and many don’t have room to install one after the fact either. But there are a few alternative options out there that might fit your needs.
Microwave Convection Oven
Most RV’s come with a microwave convection oven (Amazon Link) if they don’t have a conventional oven. But if you are anything like me, you have no idea what that actually means.
A microwave convection oven actually has an extra heating element and a fan to circulate the hot air around the food inside. This gives you the ability to do things you can’t do in a normal microwave, like roast a chicken or bake a cake.
They have the ability to bake, roast, heat, crisp foods and not leave you with soggy reheated pizza. Now some people turn their nose up at this option saying it’s not the same.
But with a bit of practice and patience, a microwave convection oven is a great alternative to a conventional oven. The only thing to keep in mind is you will need shore power or your generator to run it.
You can get many sizes of toaster ovens (Amazon Link), some even large enough to bake a pizza. You can cook many things in a toaster oven provided they fit in the small cavity.
But the downfall of toaster ovens, vs microwave convection ovens or conventional RV ovens, is you need somewhere to store them. The other two are built-in.
Again you will need shore power or your generator to use your toaster oven since they draw a lot of current to heat up the elements.
You can find camping ovens, like the Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven (Amazon Link), that run off an external propane bottle. These are handy if your RV kitchen is small and so you don’t want heat up the whole RV baking muffins in mid-summer.
You also don’t need power to use it so it’s great for camping off grid. The biggest downfall is finding somewhere to store this beast. The Camp Chef is 31″x24″x18″ and weighs 35 lbs. So it’ll depend on your set up if an oven like this is a practical option.
Everyone loves a good home-cooked meal and an RV oven can help you achieve the feeling of home while on the road. These 56 examples should help you find the right motorhome or trailer to fit your RV oven needs.
If not, there are some great alternatives available to help you bake a delicious batch of cookies for your campsite.