Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
Will_Brule's Avatar
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
Palestine , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 106
Images: 2
Microwave Storage Place

We are the proud owners of a 2014 Flying Cloud 25 FB. Jeanie thinks we need a microwave. Any input on storage ideas for a microwave in this AS during travel? It would be very usable on the table and I could probably store it under the sofa during travel, but it would be a bit cumbersome. When I had a sailboat, I had a place to put it and I added hardware on the bulkhead so I could add a securing strap when rigged for sea. Any experience?

Will ~ "Blue Skies"

Don't follow me.
I've spent my life leading folks astray.

Will_Brule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
Rivet Master
lsbrodsky's Avatar
2012 25' FB International
Trent Woods , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,062

Congratulations, we have a 2012 Intl 25 FB and are loving it. I am not going to be any help to you. I also had a cruising sailboat with a gas oven and never installed a microwave, even though I had an inverter big enough to run one. After that experience I concluded, for spousal travel, I would rather have a microwave than a gas oven so we bought with the convection/microwave upgrade. I never cared for the temp variation in a boat/rv gas oven.
As new owners I would say there is so little counter space in our 25 that I would not bother with a microwave. I find counter space is more important for cocktail and meal preparation. I sure do not like the idea of stowing and unstowing something like that.

lsbrodsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 01:34 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Silver Otter's Avatar

1999 30' Excella 1000
Nellysford , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 957
Images: 6
Blog Entries: 1
Hmm . . . interesting question. So, help me, did your unit come with an oven but no microwave? Ours is just the opposite, i.e., we have a dual convention/mw in the place you might think a traditional oven would ride in the casework. I don't know the floor plan or fittings for your unit. Is a swap out an option?
Greg and Linda Heuer
'99 Excella 30 w/HAHA - The Silver Otter
'08 Chevy LTZ 2500HD 6.6 DuraMax
TAC VA-18 | WBCCI 1927 - Unit 149 | AIR 53869
Silver Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
Rivet Master
dkottum's Avatar
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,849
Since that part of the lounge under the television is often unused, I've the seen the seat cushion removed and a portable open cabinet made and placed there for the microwave and a few other things. Set it on the floor for travel, or fasten it down.

Ours is the front dinette model with conv/microwave over the fridge and full gas range, but I'm still looking or ways to put that long lounge to work.

dkottum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
Rivet Master
switz's Avatar

2014 30' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,235
Images: 8
The gas over is being ditched on all new models at the local dealership in favor of the microwave convection oven which is an extra cost upgrade. Then if you want the gas oven, that generates additional expense. None of these convection microwave units will operate when remote boondocking without a generator. It is pure greed in my opinion.

That is why we ordered our 27FB Classic specifically without the $564 microwave option and gain the full use of the pantry. Note that 1/3 of the pantry volume in a 27FB model is assigned to the microwave and one can not retrofit easily because the pantry cabinets are entirely different "for" or "without" the microwave.

The convection microwave oven is even another $404 option for a Classic.
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
Rivet Master
mefly2's Avatar
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,212
We mostly boondock with a generator and wouldn't be without our convection microwave ... when we had the FC20, it had more counter space and I attached it there. Out 25 EB has storage under the side lounge that would work for a portable mw. There have been some folks in the past that pulled their C/micro and offered them for sale...might be worth consideration.
~~~~~~ mefly2 ~~~~~>>>
AIR 44105 /WBCCI - formerly 2015-1; Yamaha XT250
:>) ducts are now in a row w / 2015 ducted air :>)
* 2015 Duramax 2500 Diesel * Honda EU3000iS
<>2015 International LE Eddie Bauer FB25<>
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #7
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
Weaverville , California
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 15
We got our 25'FB Flying Cloud in June. After three weeks and 5,000 miles we do not regret the gas oven. So far we have used it for baked potatoes and baked cookies. Do a lot of boon-docking. Don't have a generator yet. Give it a little time and you may find you don't miss it that much. Although I use mine at home almost daily when we are in the "cloud" we don't seem to generate left overs.
J and D
JandD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 03:58 PM   #8
Rivet Master
1974 Argosy 20
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Kooskia , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,592
In my 2014 FC 20' I put my little old microwave under the dinette table. There even is an outlet there on the inverter, and my little microwave runs fine on the new 1000 watt inverter which was an option on my trailer.

The dealer is the one who determines how the rig is ordered. If they feel they can sell more with the convection/microwave that is how they order them. I had mine delivered with a regular oven, which is what I wanted. My dealer made a running change on one they had in the production lineup, and told me that up to the date of production, they could change things like the countertop colors and oven arrangements. So, that is what we did and I got the rig quickly.
idroba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #9
Rivet Master
Drathaar's Avatar
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Currently Looking...
Twin Rocks , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 646
Images: 4
We have the convection oven/microwave, and I am not impressed by it. The microwave seems pretty wimpy, as it struggles to pop popcorn. If I could do it over, I'd go with a gas oven and small microwave (stored in TV).
Drathaar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #10
Rivet Master
daveswenson's Avatar

2012 28' International
Issaquah , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 754
We have the Convection/Micro in lieu of the gas oven and like it. To each there own.

2014 Ram 2500 CTD
Pro Pride
daveswenson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #11
4 Rivet Member
time2play's Avatar
2013 30' Classic
Kent , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 323
We also have the microwave/convection oven instead of the gas oven and we love it! You can cook, bake, grill as well as microwave. It works great.
Yolanda (and Phil)
2013 30' Classic Limited
2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD
ProPride 3P Trailer Sway Control Hitch
WBCCI #7878
time2play is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 05:54 PM   #12
Rivet Master
JFScheck's Avatar
Vintage Kin Owner
Rockville , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,463
Images: 32
My 2009 25FB Classic had the microwave hanging from the ceiling over the stove as ordered from factory.

My 2013 27FB has its microwave stored in its own pantry pullout and is only energized when its drawl is pulled out, again as ordered from factory.

Having an oven is great, especially if you ever boondock!
John "JFScheck" Scheck
2014 Itasca Solei 34T in Red Maple
Freightliner XCS Chassis with Cummins 6.7 ISB & Allison MH Transmission
**I Love U.S.A.**
JFScheck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #13
2006 25' Classic
Ft Worth , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 207
Airperson here, Our o6 Classic came with both ovens. However, if I had to choose I would go for the Gas Oven and pick up a Microwave at Wal-Mart. The new ones that are designed for kids to take to school are so small and light that they would be perfect for your Airstream.
Airperson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #14
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,009
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
If you store the microwave in a place so you have to move it a bunch, you will quickly find out that you dont need it...

We put ours in its last storage place a few years back, a dumpster in a KOA some where out west.


Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.