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Old 04-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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We are heading down I-77 when DH asks for a bagel. As I am putting everything away, the microwave pulls free from the cabinet! Fortunately, the lower support held and the whole thing did not fall, but we were about 45 minutes getting it uninstalled. Anyone ever have something like this happen?


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Old 04-28-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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this sounds like you have the microwave and vent fan all in one unit that is installed over the stove. If so, you have two long screws that are behind the filters. You will have to remove the microwave and reinstall the screws that have pulled out of the mount plate. Most motorhome manufacturers also install a couple of screws at the top front of the microwave to insure this doesn't happen.
And to answer your question, yes, this is not uncommon.
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You are correct, but what happened is the upper "plate" came free. There were 2 long screws attaching the microwave to the plate and 4 screws attaching the plate to the ceiling. The ceiling screws are what came loose.


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Old 04-28-2014, 12:10 PM   #4
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WOW , hasn't happend to us and hope it never does.
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WOW , hasn't happend to us and hope it never does.
Must be a Winnebago thing.
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Actually Winnebago does a far better job than most with cabinet and other item attachment. They use metal plates in the walls/ceilings so the screws have something solid to bite into. Maybe the screws weren't as tight as they should have been.
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WOW , hasn't happend to us and hope it never does.
Me too. We've been on some roads that I thought the dinosaur(dang heavy) TV was going to crash down on the dash...never thought of the conv./micro oven falling down. Our oven went toes up months ago and I changed it out. Pretty hefty install so not much to worry about there, can't say that about the TV though.

I did pull the TV out though, it was just that scary. With our advancing age, I told the DW I was going to install a Depends dispenser in it's place. After some negotiation , I'll be putting in one of those LCD flat screens.
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Had a 2008 Itasca Cambria with the same problem.
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It sounds like they only went through the cardboard ceiling board. In this situation, I went with sheet rock expanding toggle screws.
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I have indeed had that happen. We had a 2011 Four Winds Serrano (pos) where the microwave/convection oven was about 2-3 bumps from falling out!!

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Oh My God...... did you save the bagels?
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Oh My God...... did you save the bagels?

No bagels were harmed!


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We want back to Lazydays about 6 weeks ago. It turned out that the microwave is installed with a two piece bracket which should be "C" shape, but ours was installed in a "Z"configuration. So when the tech tried to drill up, he kept missing the other side of the bracket. After several attempts, the tech caught the edge of the bracket and called it day. It was surprising the microwave stayed installed as long as it did!


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