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Old 11-28-2017, 03:53 PM   #1
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I am thinking of getting the large fridge and no microwave. If I decide to add a microwave in the future, where would it go?

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Old 11-28-2017, 04:06 PM   #2
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In the freezer..........
you will have to find a spot, if you have Escape install it will go under the stove in the kitchen and you lose some precious storage space. I ended up using my first Escape micro as a pantry and dropped the micro in my other 2 Escapes. You are limited in space so a bigger refer means less something else, simple math.
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I am thinking of getting the large fridge and no microwave. If I decide to add a microwave in the future, where would it go?

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Is your order in and you are set on a 19'? You might consider a 21'. No problem if you think you need both in a 21' as we do.

I think that some people might just take a small microwave to set on the counter sometimes but not sure. Quite a few take toaster ovens and they can do a lot. We cook every kind of thing from pasta to squash to collards with the microwave so would not be without it. Depends upon how much you need it.
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As mentioned...under the stove in place of your only 2 stock drawers. Would require a bit of work to do it afterwards.
A big fridge all depends on your camping style. If you have a big family and stay in one spot a long time...then sure. My wife and I like to keep on the move and see stuff. We are either on the road with the trailer or out where we can pick up further food. We just completed a return trip across Canada with a trailer that had the same size “small” fridge and there was stuff we came home with that we had never touched.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:21 PM   #5
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We just completed a return trip across Canada with a trailer that had the same size “small” fridge and there was stuff we came home with that we had never touched.
Yup, us too and we had frozen stuff the whole way. But so much depends on individual style of usage. At times my wife has muttered a bit but there's no way she'd be without the microwave or give up other space for it.

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I went with the standard fridge in my 19 so there is room for a microwave if desired, I use the space for dry goods pantry. As far as large vs smaller refer, with all the issues these have had in the past, I carry cooler for my drinks, that leaves a lot of room in the refer for "food" items.I also utilize ice in the freezer to cool down any drink, use sealed condiments that eliminate those big bulky mayo/ketchup containers. I'm able to carry 2 weeks worth of food easily in the standard size unit.
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We rarely use a microwave at home, so we don't miss it in the trailer. We love the larger fridge.
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I went with the standard fridge in my 19 so there is room for a microwave if desired, I use the space for dry goods pantry. As far as large vs smaller refer, with all the issues these have had in the past, I carry cooler for my drinks, that leaves a lot of room in the refer for "food" items.I also utilize ice in the freezer to cool down any drink, use sealed condiments that eliminate those big bulky mayo/ketchup containers. I'm able to carry 2 weeks worth of food easily in the standard size unit.
Sounds a lot like our use . Even have a oven with the microwave . We have the smaller refrigerator . We do carry a cooler always . The smaller refrigerator is all we need . Pat
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Escape 19, large refrigerator and microwave

We lived with a relatively tiny fridge while we full-timed for a year in our 17B. The standard fridge in our new 19 is huge compared to what we had in the 17 so we have no desire for the extra large fridge, and instead of a microwave use the space above the fridge as our primary pantry. We adapted to life without the microwave and now don’t even have one in our sticks and bricks house.
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Nobody in this thread has said what a large or small fridge is.
Mine is medium, 5 cu. ft.
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