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Old 12-02-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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Microwave in a 19ft Ocean Breeze

This topic may have been discussed but, I can't find it.
We have a 08 19 OB and after Thanksgiving in our trailer my wife said to find a way to install a Microwave in here somewhere.
For all those that have installed one, please tell me where, I can figure out the how. HELP
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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Two things...I have seen photos here in the Forums of small microwaves mounted above the refrigerator.

Our Bambi came with a microwave/convection oven instead of a regular gas oven. It was an upgrade. IMO it would be better off being a "regular" gas oven. The microwave is nice if you are hooked up or have a generator going, but for just heating food, I'll take the regular oven. If something were to go wrong with the microwave I'd replace it with a gas oven.

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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We have a regular gas oven and wouldn't be without it...we cooked pumpkin and mince meat pies and sage dressing in it for the 4CU Thanksgiving Rally in Quartzsite. We carry a small microwave with us when we think we might have need for one...we keep it outside on a small table near the door...and made a cover for it to keep it out of the elements. We couldn't find a good place to install one inside, as we have a TV over the frig. There's not a whole lot of room in there! (We didn't have it with us for the rally because we were boondocking...so we were glad we had the oven.)
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What TBRich said.

There isn't room in most units for a built in microwave AND a conventional oven. One person who installed one in the overhead cabinet - later had that cabinet come off the wall.

I got rid of mine, simply because of lack of counter space, but TB's solution is a good one. I may get another one, but I'll add a handle to the top so that it can easily be stowed under the table, then lifted to the table top for easy use.

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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I thought there was a microwave/convection oven replacement for the stove?????????
maybe...........maybe not
I plan to ask dealer next time I'm by there.
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I thought there was a microwave/convection oven replacement for the stove?????????
maybe...........maybe not
There is...... and I'll bet you are all set up for it already !

This requires you get on your hands and knees with a flashlight and take a look in your electrical box under the wardrobe closet. Look to see if you have a seperate 20 amp circuit marked "microwave"

If so, go to the next step and remove the four (4) screws drilled into the counter top edge that are holding your existing stove in place. If you have any miles on your rig, they are probably loose already ! Slide the stove out about half way ( watch that gas line now ! ) and have a look on the back wall with your light..... you see an electrical outlet back there ?

If so, the hard work is done and you are all set and ready to go !

I guess you could find a nice little unit that would fit into your existing oven..... or, remove your stove & oven combo, purchase a 3 burner top and put your carpentry skills to work and fashion up a custom setup .... or contact Airstream or one of their dealers for the correct parts to do the conversion like the factory would have !

We aren't bread eaters or bakers and I doubt if we use our house oven a 1/2 dozen times a year, but I'll bet that microwave dinger goes off 4 times a day !

The existing oven in the trailer works great and of course works wherever we are. No shore power means no microwave. Guess it just depends on how you live and what you like !

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thanks for all the info!!
took me a moment to figure our your name/license plate.
i feel the same way!!!
again, many thanks!!
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Before we took delivery of the our 19' International Ocean Breeze in October; we had the dealer replace the oven with a convection microwave. It works great; did require changing out the cook top and a some modification of the front cabinetry. It is covered by the Airstream warranty.


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I'm not sure about that warranty switch-out business. Sounds like the dealer wanted eleighj's business just bad enough...

We opted for stovetop + underneath convection microwave when we ordered our Safari. On convection only (not combination heat + microwave), it heats up exactly like an oven and can bake pies, bars, etc; you pre-warm to a set temperature and there you are. You can use metal pans when in convection mode. Only problem is that the turntable must rotate at all times and that about limits us to about 9" round pans. Large pie plates and the corners of square 8" pans are too big. Just not the same capacity as an oven...

There's a longstanding way of installing a small microwave that might not be pretty nor the wall strong enough in your case. Standing at the sink, you could cut a hole in the wall to your left. The back end of the microwave hangs well above what becomes the foot of your bed. With brackets under the back of the microwave bolted through a keeper plate on the kitchen side of the wall, this just might be possible. While driving I think I would cringe at every bump in the road wondering if I did the right thing. And it could be ugly to boot.
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Has anyone ever tried this option? It's small and seems too good to be true. It's small but might be good for heating items.The Original WaveBox® Portable Microwave Oven Triple Power Options
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Has anyone ever tried this option? It's small and seems too good to be true. It's small but might be good for heating items.The Original WaveBox® Portable Microwave Oven Triple Power Options
$250 for a SMALL microwave? Can't make myself do it.

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Your welcome Susanne....

I wonder if that info also helped the OP ?

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Thanks for all your replys. Yes it has helped. I think a Microwave oven doesn't belong in a 19ft trailer.
I did find a small oven at best buy though for about 70 bucks, I think. I believe someone posted that they keep it on the floor and when they arrive, they put it on the table. I think I'm going to do that if my wife really insists on one.
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Yes a microwave can fit in a OB

I have a 19ft OB and yes their is a place to put a small microwave. Costco offers a very small one in stainless. I took the lower small cabinet door below the refrigerator off as well as all hardware. I then placed what was the cabinet door in the opening as a base. The microwave snugged right into the space and doesnt stick out at all. The only downfall is that it is at foot level. If you dontmind benind down to access it it is a great spot for it and looks great. let me know if you want pictures and size of micor etc...

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