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Posted: 05/22/19 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

our 2006 winnebago itasca had brackets top and bottom of the microwave oven to hold it into a 20 inch by 15 hole.

do non Rv ones have the holes to screw the brackets to the microwave?
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MWs are the same, but you have to drill your own holes as required to use the surround.


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No they are not. MH microwaves vent to the top, household to the back. That may become an issue if you do have not clearance in the back, for it to vent, if you put a household one in

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You might want to select a unit that has a mechanical door latch that will stay shut and not allow the platter and carousal merry-go-round roller to fall to the floor while driving.

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anon125 wrote:

our 2006 winnebago itasca had brackets top and bottom of the microwave oven to hold it into a 20 inch by 15 hole.

do non Rv ones have the holes to screw the brackets to the microwave?
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I have found no difference.We have changed 2 in different coaches and the only thing different is you have to adjust the vent to blow in the right direction. The instructions are in the box. Bought both from Home Depot and were shipped free.One was a direct replacement the outher was a upgrade to a convection/microwave.You can find the dimensions of the old one and find one that will fit in the same hole.
All the holes are already there, you don't need to drill new ones.
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Posted: 05/22/19 08:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use a car jack on the stove, shimmed up by telephone books, to hold the MW up to the cabinet bottom while you screw in the holding bolts.

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winnietrey wrote:

No they are not. MH microwaves vent to the top, household to the back. That may become an issue if you do have not clearance in the back, for it to vent, if you put a household one in


Not true in all cases. My RV MW vents to the back and my home MW vents to the top.


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Most microwaves can be installed and vented several different ways,rear vent, top vent or no vent at all.
There is no real difference in the microwave itself.


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A difference I've noticed is that many RV microwaves don't have a clock feature. Kind of makes sense. Keeps you from having to reset the time when you power back up.

Our home microwave will not operate until we set the time after power is restored.


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