Replacing 3-Burner Cooktop

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Replacing 3-Burner Cooktop

Hi all, years ago I purchased a 1988 Scamp 16' and after doing a quick and dirty renovation in 2021 am finally getting around to doing the job right.

Two of the three burners on the existing 3-burner cooktop don't work so replacing it has become a priority as part of the new build. The original fiberglass cabinet component housing the refrigerator, furnace, hot water heater and stovetop is still intact. 

The existing cooktop measures roughly 20.5" x 18 with a slightly smaller cutout. Unfortunately, I've struggled to find a stovetop that is comparable from a size standpoint. I've looked into the usual suspects (Dometic, Suburban, Ramblewood, etc.) and each one I've found is either too large or too small. The largest cooktop I feel comfortable installing would be around 22" x 20" but the nearer to the original size the better.

I'd appreciate suggestions from all of you and the wealth of experience here on SOI. Thanks in advance!

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Cooktop

Personally, if I were going to replace a cooktop, I'd go with something lwith a glass cover so you gain counter space when not in use.

Like this https://amzn.to/3w4BCWw

Or a 2 burner nicer model like this Dometic https://amzn.to/42kz6HY

or https://amzn.to/3SCJXtu

The countertop hole can be enlarged easily or even shrunk by putting a faceplate over existing hole so the sky's the limit for what you could put in and there are a ton of neat rv cooktops.
One of my Scamps I built a custom countertop that mounted over the fiberglass counter and got rid of the cooktop cause all our cooking was outside.

Be creative, think outside the box, then post lots of pics......

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Do you have a picture of your

Do you have a picture of your currrent stove?  We replaced our 1986 16' stove recently, so if you need a replacement our old one is available, as well as I can point you to what we used if you want to buy a brand new one.

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@ForwardLook - It appears

@ForwardLook - It appears that our original cooktops were of a similar size, albeit different models. Would love to know where you found your replacement. Here is a picture of the one I just ripped out and the hole that remains.

 

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I have in my records that it

I have in my records that it is a "Atwood 56472 Stainless Steel 3 Burner Wedgewood Vision Drop-In Cooktop".  it also comes in black or white, and they do make a matching cover. Fits it very nicely. it was a direct replacement with no modifications needed at all.

I believe this has been replaced by the Dometic DV30.

They list the cutout dimensions; 20-1/2 Inch Width x 16-3/4 Inch.  Our cutouts look very close, and we have the same fridge/furnace/cabinet layout.

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If you decide to try fixing

If you decide to try fixing your current cooktop, it seems to be an Atwood Wedgewood D30.  Dometic may still have perts for it, as these were a fairly popular model.

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@Greg A - Love the suggestion

@Greg A - Love the suggestion of using a faceplate of sorts to shrink the hole. I'd thought about installing butcher block and a smaller 2-burner cooktop that would give me space for a cutting board or prep area to one side.