Originally Posted by me4us
We are having the same question re: microwave. We are looking at a 2005 28WB and there is no microwave. We were surprised as I thought they all had them. We were at a loss as to where to try to put one in and no one had any good ideas. The wall to the left is the refrigerator in our unit and allows no options in that direction. Then as I was looking over the forums I saw your solution. Did you do the work yourself, is that an added shelf under the microwave for support and is that just storage to the right side? I don't know if we have an available power source, but I can have the seller check it out. Any added info will be helpful. What model, size and wattage did you select?
This is a great help. Thanks
Yes I did the work myself. Wasn't too hard.
Yes that is an added shelf, what I did is went to Home Depot and picked up a 12" shelf (deep), cut it to length and then secured it to the base of the cabinet. All four feet of the micro sit on that shelf. I then used some small 90 degree angle brackets to secure the micro to the wall and shelf. I drilled small holes in the micro in the corners where it is strongest and far away from any internal components.
Yes there is still storage to the right. Big enough for a two slice toaster. When I was preparing the cabinet I removed the trim piece from inside the cabinet and used it again as trim with some cuts. Hard to describe but the trim piece instead of now just running along the front of the cabinet now runs along the front, up to the shelf I added and then it runs back to the wall of the trailer so there is no chance of stuff falling under or behind the micro.
The micro is just a generic 700 watt thing, nothing special, just the smallest one I could find. Good enough for popcorn and to warm up a plate of food.
Someone on here had Airstream build the a similar setup for a full sized micro, very nice but I'm sure it cost a few bucks.
The hardest part was cutting the door to fit around the micro, and that was only hard because it was scary. Curved door, power tools and my impatience...hehe
worst that could happen would be I'd need to buy a new door.
As to the power supply, there should be an outlet in the kitchen area, mine was down and to the right of the cabinet so I opted to drill a hole through the bottom of the cabinet and fed the cord through.
Hope this helps. Really wasn't too hard, just take your time.