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Old 02-04-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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Removed the Microwave

Decided to remove our microwave today. Need more pantry space for next weeks’ trip. There will be no hookups and we have rarely used the microwave the rare times we camped with shore power anyway. Was an easy removal with a Roberts screw driver.

Biggest surprise was at 12 inches how shallow the cavity is. Has anyone busted through that back wall and extended the shelf space back to the shell wall? Seems like empty space available for making a nice big pantry. Giving this some thought.
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:04 PM   #2
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Not familiar with the 19', but I'm guessing that space is needed for venting heat generated by the refrigerator. Would that make sense? Is the cabinet above that also as shallow? And is there a vet cap above that area on the outside of the camper? Sorry if this is totally off track. Just guessing from your photo....
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:07 PM   #3
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In my first 19 (2012) the area behind the microwave extended maybe another foot, wasted space. But then again there were chimney issues with the refrigerator underneath. Perhaps that space is your chimney, Myron?
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:11 PM   #4
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Decided to remove our microwave today. Need more pantry space for next weeks’ trip. There will be no hookups and we have rarely used the microwave the rare times we camped with shore power anyway. Was an easy removal with a Roberts screw driver.

Biggest surprise was at 12 inches how shallow the cavity is. Has anyone busted through that back wall and extended the shelf space back to the shell wall? Seems like empty space available for making a nice big pantry. Giving this some thought.
Hi Myron,

We would love to buy your microwave if you don't want it. We bought our 2013 '19 this last October and it did not come with a microwave. The cabinet is wired for it and everything but I have had a heck of a time finding one in the U.S. small enough to fit. Let me know.

(Oh, I don't know the answer to your question. Our cabinet looks the same as yours.)
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:17 PM   #5
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That's right, the fridge does vent straight up and out the top. I did in fact narrow the vent space with metal sheeting I fabricated. This changes my thinking. Not so simple after all.

Thanks for the offer Arnie...but not selling it. Dear one says she wants it available.
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:33 PM   #6
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This is the back of the microwave cabinet looking up. Not much space between it and the fridge vent. Picture was taken with fridge removed.
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That's right, the fridge does

Thanks for the offer Arnie...but not selling it. Dear one says she wants it available.
I understand. Thanks!
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I understand. Thanks!

Can't speak for the 19, but my after sale microwave in the 21 was just about/was the cheapest little oven at Chilliwack's Wallyworld.
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Will be leaving it right there for now.
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Will be leaving it right there for now.
Tempting!!!
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