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Old 06-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Ideas for adding a microwave to our '71 Safari?

Our "new to us" '71 Safari is coming without a microwave, and without an obvious place to put one. Have any fellow Safari owners found a good home for a compact microwave?

The one we are considering is
Panasonic NN-SD372S 0.8 cuft 950-Watt Microwave with Inverter Technology, Stainless Steel

It is 19-3/16" W x 15-9/16" D x 11" H, yet has full power and can hold an 11-1/2" plate, for $130 from Amazon. That's smaller and cheaper than either of our two existing microwaves at home, but will still be a challenge to accomodate in a trailer.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Does your trailer have a built-in gas oven?

If so, you may consider pulling it out to replace it with a microwave. If you don't, it's just a matter of deciding which cabinet you can do without.

But wait, more experienced owners are sure to comment. Welcome to Aiforums, by the way

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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I also wanted a microwave added to my Argosy. I had my cabinets out and moved the cutlery drawer rearward just under the sink plumbing. I needed to lower the shelf a few inches to make it all fit. This freed up plenty of space for a small microwave. I grabbed power off of the external 110 volt outlet on curbside of trailer. There was a squarish plastic cover on the wall under sink. The backside of outlet is underneath. I used on wall wiring box from Home Depot and fastened it to the plastic cover. Connected it with a short length of Romex.
Hope this helps.
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