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Old 02-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #11
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I took the microwave out of our 5.0 because we found that we never really camped with hookups. Reace sold me a door and all the hardware; 10 minutes to install and we've found we much prefer the extra storage.

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Thanks, Barry! I'll chat with Reace about buying one. Jane
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:06 AM   #12
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Just curious, why not take it out and have more storage? Our 2012 Escape 19 has the microwave and I hope to take it out and use the space for storage. Any reason one can't do this?
As Barry said, it would be a real easy mod. We love the storage space. All our dry goods, other that bread and chips go in there. With a bit of organizing, it really holds a lot.

Popcorn in a microwave? That would be a good reason to NOT go camping.
We do ours over the campfire.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:52 AM   #13
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In our 15B we opted to not get the microwave and use the space for storage of our toaster oven. We take it outside and do a bit of baking. As others have said, it's really a personal choice.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:23 PM   #14
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Thanks for the input, everybody. I think we will hold off the microwave at this time. We've never used one in our pop-up so I think we will survive. We can always to a retrofit.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:33 PM   #15
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Ours gets used for baked potatoes primarily. After the centers are cooked, we put them on the barbie to crisp. We have also used the MW for thawing when the fridge was too cold.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:16 PM   #16
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Thanks for the input, everybody. I think we will hold off the microwave at this time. We've never used one in our pop-up so I think we will survive. We can always to a retrofit.
We too, have never used one in our pop-up. We aren't sure where our Escape Camping is going to take us so we decided to go with the microwave, the $85 wasn't a budget buster and also ordered the cabinet door with hardware for $65, there again not a budget buster. This allows us both options at minimal expense and we can convert the space at anytime.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:03 PM   #17
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We too, have never used one in our pop-up. We aren't sure where our Escape Camping is going to take us so we decided to go with the microwave, the $85 wasn't a budget buster and also ordered the cabinet door with hardware for $65, there again not a budget buster. This allows us both options at minimal expense and we can convert the space at anytime.
So then, you are ready and willing to go both ways. I like to see open minded people.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:24 PM   #18
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I can't see the problem with having a microwave. If you buy it and use it, you made the right decision. If you have it and don't use it, you can still use it for storage and it comes with a door. (for only $20 more than the door alone!)
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:28 PM   #19
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I can't see the problem with having a microwave. If you buy it and use it, you made the right decision. If you have it and don't use it, you can still use it for storage and it comes with a door. (for only $20 more than the door alone!)
Using the microwave for storage will only allow you to use approximately 30% of the available space available if you did not install such unit. We all know space is a premium we dearly pay for in our trailers.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:15 PM   #20
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Yes, depends on personal preference.
Ours: 19', larger refrig, therefore microwave, 2 burner stove as I've rarely has 3 going in our other trailer....condensation can be issue with lot of stovetop cooking.
When we left MI Sunday, freezer & refrig full of last months leftovers.
Honda 2000 runs microwave at WalMart overnights along way.
As we entered FL, ran into Sonny's BBQ for bulk take out of pulled pork....lunch in TT, rest in zip bags in refrig & freezer.
Want to spend my time kayaking, biking and beachcombing. Not cooking.
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