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Posted: 09/21/18 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are there special wattages or mw ovens used in class Cs or can any mw be used to replace the oven?


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Open the door and look at the mfg tag. Some small RVs use pint sized microwaves. But most RVs I have looked at have a standard 1000W microwave in the 1.2CUFT capacity range.


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Posted: 09/21/18 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any microwave should work - hard part is finding the right size.


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ksg5000 wrote:

Any microwave should work - hard part is finding the right size.


There is no "right" answer here because it depends on how the electricity is equipped in the C (roughly, which specific C it IS).

When I had my C, the generator would change it's sound a lot when the microwave was run while the A/C was on. Even more if the batteries were low and the converter was going full blast.

To be safe, don't exceed the OEM electrical draw....at least not by much. Going from 800 to 850: probably OK. Going from 800 to 1000 or 1200, maybe not in some circumstances.


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If the microwave physically fits, it should be okay (well, assuming it's not a super high powered commercial oven that needs something other than a standard electrical circuit). If you have an inverter you plan to use it with do pay attention to the wattage and consider getting an inverter microwave which has some definite advantages there (it actually consumes less power on lower power settings, rather than just cycling full power on and off as practically all other microwaves do).

I would suggest looking for one that has a pushbutton or other positive latch for the door, rather than a door you just pull open, so that it can't come open even if jostled greatly while driving. If you can find one with provisions or accessories for fixed mounting so much the better (though many others can be mounted just as well by judicious use of screws into the case...being careful, of course, to avoid electrical stuff inside).





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No, yes.

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Sam Spade wrote:



When I had my C, the generator would change it's sound a lot when the microwave was run while the A/C was on. Even more if the batteries were low and the converter was going full blast.



Of course it did, the higher the electric load, the harder the generator has to work. Perfectly normal and totally expected.

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Take the glass carousel thing out of the MW when on the road, a sudden lurch can launch the thing through the MW's door, it happened to us and broke. Nowadays, we sandwich the glass carousel between the overhead bed cushions while underway.

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Thanks everyone.

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We just put a large pillow in the microwave.


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