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Old 06-03-2014, 11:02 PM   #57
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Marky, when I built my lil gypsy vardo, that was my minimum for camping. I backpacked...car camped and joined a medieval reinactment and had the large canvas pavilions with all the poles and ropes...a rope bed and all the crap....took me over 3 hours to set it up...for a weekend.

So I built a teardrop trailer sized gypsy vardo with a bed that flipped into a couch, a propane heater and an air conditioner LOL. Kitchen on the back, I rolled in, disconected, leveled it, and set up the awning, pull out the chairs and a table and cooler and done.

I had much more fun camping then I was having at the marina or out on the bay... so when Sandy totalled my boat I bought my ParkLiner! Now I can **** and shower, cook and have a fridge...luving it. Now if I was close enough to retire...I think something around 5 feet longer I could easily live in comfortably.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:06 PM   #58
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Do You Use Your Microwave?

I know what you mean deryk. We started camping in a small two person pup tent. Now that we're empty nesters it's our turn to enjoy life.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:17 PM   #59
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Eventually, we'll all be thinking of selling the trailer and full-timing in a house.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:27 AM   #60
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I use mine maybe 3-4 times a month, some times more but normally I don't use it. If there was a option of only a one burner stove I'd have went with it. I have debated with putting my toaster oven in that spot and microwave in storage.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:17 PM   #61
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I've finally found a reason to carry the microwave - Gooey Chocolate Cake in < 2 minutes with only 3 ingredients (well 4 if you count the milk/cream for the topping!
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:22 PM   #62
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Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

Oh, you want the recipe?
1 egg, 1/3 C powdered sugar, 2 T cocoa powder. Stir together in a MW-safe mug. Microwave for 50-60 seconds. Top with thickened cream, milk, whipped cream.
I also throw in 6-10 60% cocoa choc chips, Yum!
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:08 PM   #63
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I removed my microwave to install a new larger refer. Don't miss it at all. BTW, it and the old refer are both for sale...
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:37 PM   #64
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When we had the farm, we were lucky to be in the house long enough to use a microwave (much less anything more time consuming). My wife can't cook (which she readily admits), so it never changed after I retired (health reasons).
I guess it's just what we're used to. Yes, we'll be using one this year.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:17 AM   #65
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Haven't used a microwave in about 8 years and haven't missed it once. Since I don't have one at home, I wouldn't have even thought of putting one in the Casita.

Food is meant to be cooked over fire!
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:26 AM   #66
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No, I think they are powered by demons.

It makes a good bread box though - fairly airtight. If you have one, I wouldn't remove it. If you sell, buyers will see having one as a plus.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:35 AM   #67
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Same here, haven't used one in the house in years. Instead we replaced it with a really nice toaster oven which is way more useful and versatile. Will do the same with our Oliver and use it when plugged into AC.

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Haven't used a microwave in about 8 years and haven't missed it once. Since I don't have one at home, I wouldn't have even thought of putting one in the Casita.

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Old 02-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #68
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Rob, are you going to make some kind a heat proof box for it? Toaster ovens get pretty hot on their outer surfaces. They tell me they don't offer a convection type microwave because there is no way to vent the heat.
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If you have one, I wouldn't remove it. If you sell, buyers will see having one as a plus.
I would bet the percentage of buyers used wanting a microwave would be very similar to the percentage of used wanting one. I know if I was buying a used trailer and saw one, I would be thinking about how I could remove it, and use the space for something else.

Of the 10 RV owners I regularly camp with, two a microwave, and they rarely use it when around us, as we rarely are with hookups. One of them is planning to remove it, and use the space for a cupboard.

But, if are able to use them where you camp, and do make good use of them, then they are a very justifiable piece of equipment.
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Good idea Ron, but no. Yes they do get really hot, but my plan is to install a slide out flat drawer the toaster over will set on. So theoretically all we have to do is open the cabinet sans microwave slide the oven out and it will be well ventilated from all sides. Well at least this is the plan. If it doesn't work no big deal we will just use the space for storage.
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