Originally Posted by gwvwadc
We are looking at microwave options for our yet to be born 21'. We see that the dimension listed for the microwave cabinet door opening is 18.5" wide x 11.5" tall. DW saw an inverter microwave today that measures exactly 18.5" wide x 10.5 tall x 14.5" deep. I am thinking that with enough "jimmying" it just might fit perfectly.
Can anybody out there tell us what the largest width dimension microwave you have installed is? Or can someone give us the actual door opening measurement from your trailer?
Thanks for any information!
I installed a Panasonic NN-SD372S inverter microwave and it fit with a small amount of trimming.
The blue tape shows the areas that i trimmed - I also centered the enclosure at the same time as Escape had cut it a little off center. The side faces of the microwave cabinet extend from interior sides with plenty of space for cuts so the amounts I had to trim were not a problem.
The next pic shows the microwave installed. I added a section of aluminum angle to the bottom sides of the microwave to form mounting feet and attached it to the bottom of the cabinet with industrial velcro.
The last pic show the trim that I added. Rease sent me some of the vinyl trim that he uses and it added a finishing look to the installation.
It works great! I tested it for air flow and temperature buildup and found the installation to be fine.
Oh, and if you are going to install your own microwave, be sure to tell Escape not to install the microwave door!