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Old 05-07-2016, 05:12 PM   #15
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Good tip about the platter.. I have used both the original packing cardboard and a thick towel (wrapping the platter in the towel and putting the entire thing in the mic.)

Also don't forgot to check the manual for required (or recommended) clearances. A good amount of heat and moisture can come out when cooking.

BTW, I removed the Scamp door. It was never going to help to contain the oven if it become unattached and it was also getting in the way all the time.
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:13 PM   #16
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I know exactly where that is i lived about 30 miles east of binghamton
Deposit? My wife is from Hancock.

I have a bungee cord hooked to a pair of eye bolts holding the microwave in place. The eye bolts are threaded through a pair of holes in the shelf.

That's a good tip about the glass plate.
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:26 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=steve dunham;586139]My microwave sat so low in the cabinet space that the microwave door hit the bottom on the cut out.

Steve, we also had a problem with the microwave door hitting the bottom of the cut out, but it was because they didn't get the cut straight. I recut the opening to resolve that problem. The other option would have been to put something under the microwave to raise it up. It can move a little on the rubber mat, but never does much.
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:54 PM   #18
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My microwave sat so low in the cabinet space that the microwave door hit the bottom on the cut out.

Steve, we also had a problem with the microwave door hitting the bottom of the cut out, but it was because they didn't get the cut straight. I recut the opening to resolve that problem. The other option would have been to put something under the microwave to raise it up. It can move a little on the rubber mat, but never does much.
Bob you bring up a good point . In both my Scamp and Casita the cabinet cutouts look they were done by a Beaver on drugs and with bad teeth . You would think by now they would have built a jig / fixture and routed out the openings. Instead they hang the door crooked to coverup the sloppy , out of square hole. In my case if I would have recut the hole the door would not have covered .
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:54 PM   #19
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I built in a smallish microwave as part of my Scamp kitchen remodel. I sized the space to allow for appropriate air flow for cooling. Then I screwed appropriately sized blocks/shims in place to bear against the microwaves "feet" to keep the microwave from sliding backwards. Also blocks on top to keep it from bouncing. Once the trim was screwed on the front it is captive, and very useful when we have shore power.

I have enjoyed and learned a great deal on this forum but tire of the boorish comments of some.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:02 PM   #20
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Yup deposit ny
Hancock was always our sports competion
My family had a very good
Hardware store /plumbing business in Deposit
Ed Hartz & Sons... It was in business about 80 yrs
Ask her if she ever heard of it unless she moved from Hancock as a child
This just proves how small a world it really is


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Old 05-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #21
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Yup deposit ny...
This just proves how small a world it really is
Broome county in my youth... and a few weeks out the year still.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:46 PM   #22
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Too funny
I m always shocked when you move away how quickly one hears from someone from their old stomping grounds


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Yup deposit ny
Hancock was always our sports competion
My family had a very good
Hardware store /plumbing business in Deposit
Ed Hartz & Sons... It was in business about 80 yrs
Ask her if she ever heard of it unless she moved from Hancock as a child
This just proves how small a world it really is
Christy Burtch - her parents are Bud & Elsie. her mother and brother still live in Hancock and we visit every other year. I've spent a lot of time up there over the last 37 years. we'll probably be back up there this fall.
Very pretty area right on the Delaware River.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:15 PM   #24
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Funny....

Funny how some people get upset at a bit of levity (leave the micro at home) but don't mind one bit long posts about obscure places along the Hudson River from decades ago....

as for microwaves in small trailers...they sure are great when you need to heat something up in a hurry and I thought of getting a small one for the times I can plug in...then I remembered that when I'm in "trailer mode" I'm NEVER in a hurry anyways....so no micro for me

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We have a microwave and find it useful for various reasons. It sits on it's own shelf above the top bunk which we seldom use. We learned the hard way that the door would come open and the glass tray would fly around the trailer! Now the glass tray is removed and put in a towel in the towel drawer below the fridge and a bungee cord goes around the microwave so the door won't swing open. Constant opening and closing of the door while one travels will make the microwave inefficient in the long term.

One night, in the pouring rain and after a trip to a convenience store, we cooked our whole meal of boxed Chinese food in the microwave and thought it was better than other alternatives.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:45 AM   #26
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Take your favorite ginzo knife and taper cut a wedge out of a block of Styrofoam -one for either side and wedge the microwave into the cabinet.
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The best way to keep a microwave oven from getting damaged while traveling is leave it on counter at home.
LOL

We're currently considering IF we should take our microwave, and if so, WHERE to put it.

We have a gutted rig, will not have a propane range at all, took out the fridge, and have many places we could put the microwave.

So this topic is very interesting to us. YOUR comment made us both snort with laughter. Because of course that's the truth. Won't stop us, but it's a key question that we've been needing some humor about.

LOTS of good ideas above and below, we looked at the here and here links, and realized we'd forgotten about installing a 110 outlet in the cabinet!

So thanks, all, you saved us some trouble!

And thanks for the laugh. We're still probably going to install a microwave, but we feel calmer now.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:31 PM   #28
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Floyd, you have a 13 ft. Scamp....where did you put your microwave? Which electrical outlet did you use? I assume you have to be plugged into 110 shore power?
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