RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1971 23' Safari
Arlington Hts , Illinois
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 51
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.
MrJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
Site Team
Aage's Avatar
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,219
Images: 25
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
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
1976 Argosy 26
Fair Oaks , California
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 164
Images: 7
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130625_203229_551.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	161.6 KB
ID:	189298  
Argosy Heir 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

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.