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Old 04-11-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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Installing Microwave Aftermarket PLEAS HELP!

My 2012 Sport looks like it was made to fit a microwave that hangs under the cabinet. It even has a hole for the cord and what looks to be an outlet that was installed that has no holes.

Anyone install one of these on their own? A couple of concerns I have...
1. Weight of the microwave and how does it attach to the bottom of the cabinet?
2. The outlet. How do I work with what is already there? Is it dangerous or easy to do without an electrician?

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Old 04-11-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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I wonder if your model trailer had a undercabinet microwave option. Maybe others will chime in if their Sport has a microwave.

I'm leary of the weight of the microwave added to the cabinet supports. Overhead lockers in Airstreams are not designed for a lot of weight bouncing on them as we tow our trailers down a rough highway.

I am unsure what the electrical box is in your photo. Does it have two screws to take the face plate off? It might just be a junction box.

Microwaves are generally 800 watt devices or more. Most of them are on circuits where there isn't other loads. Your owner's manual may talk about exclusive circuits for the air conditioner or the microwave.

Hopefully someone more experienced than me will respond soon.

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