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Old 05-03-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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microwave went up in our Terry Dakota 5th wheel

Can any you replace your microwave with any store bought microwave or does it have to be a certain kind?

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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It's nothing special, just one that fits in the space allotted. Be sure you don't block any vents that might allow the micro to overheat. Best to take the old one out, measure and note vent location, then go shopping with a tape measure.


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Old 05-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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I agree with BFlinn181. I take the one out of the house with me when I go out in the trailer.
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Just make it fit. Usually cheaper than a "made of gold" Dometic.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:04 AM   #5
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How long have you owned your Terry Dakota? Agree, I was going to suggest to take your own. I've had my microwave for 8 years at the house. Insure of your measurements.
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You may want to consider a combination oven that's microwave-convection & grills.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:04 AM   #7
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Can any you replace your microwave with any store bought microwave or does it have to be a certain kind?
Make sure your power requirements of the new microwave does not exceed your power delivery capacity.
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good point jks !
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Mine had sheet metal heat ducting to get the heat toward the front vents. I made new sheet metal ducting for the new one, especially as the new one is a convection...

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