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Posted: 05/29/22 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JimJohnson wrote:

RV specific microwaves may be built with a little higher vibration tolerance, but I have plenty of non-RV specific appliances that work just fine.


I would be shocked. I know the RV industry stopped providing TVs because they were a huge warrantee hassle as they are just cheap stock TVs and no one builds them for vibration tolerance. I doubt anyone is making $50 microwaves with extra vibration tolerance.


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When did the RV Industry stop providing TV's? Every one I have purchased came with a TV. Most every one I look at on dealers lots or at RV shows comes with a TV. Why would they care regardless? It would fall under the TV manufacturer warranty like every other item in or on the RV. Appliances, tires, frame, running gear etc. The RV manufacturer warrants about 15% of the total.

Furrion claims their TVs are vibration resistant and have coated electronics to make them more capable of taking humidity and temperature changes. Do you believe that? My experience with 2 of them tells me they're cheap junk, but you'll find them in tens of thousands of RV's as they are associated with Lippert.

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When was the last time you looked? You can ask them to put a TV in...for an extra charge but most come without.

Furrion....that bastion of quality?

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I was shopping new rv's last week. All had tv's in them.

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No longer a thread on microwave ovens, but here is my two-bits on new RVs & TVs... We just bought a brand new 2022 low-end travel trailer easily towed by our SUV for weekend camping and our semi-annual cross-country march. (our primary RV now stays year-round at our winter home RV park).
The 2022 rig had an antenna, wall mounting space for a TV - but no TV. No shelves in the cabinets, no place to hang a towel or any similar frills for that matter. I've been on a first name basis with our UPS driver over the past two weeks given all the little boxes I've ordered.

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RoyF wrote:

My microwave has died at age 14, so I'm looking to replace it.

Question: does the microwave in an RV necessarily have to be an "RV" microwave. (Some microwaves are marketed as "RV microwaves".) Or can I use any residential above-the-range microwave if it fits the hole?

My old microwave was a Domestic, 950 watt, 21 3/4" wide, in a 22" hole.


did you look to see if it could be repaird first. mine wasnt that old but it died , a new RV one was 450.00 couldnt find one that was the right size that I could just screw the trim to, so found a local apliance repair who does diagnostics for 50 bucks. then if you get the work done they take that off the total. for mine it ended up being a cheep plug they just replaced and it is back in service for 59 bucks.

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RoyF wrote:

My microwave has died at age 14, so I'm looking to replace it.

Question: does the microwave in an RV necessarily have to be an "RV" microwave. (Some microwaves are marketed as "RV microwaves".)


I've never seen an Microwave labeled as an "RV Microwave".

There are brands of microwaves that you only see on RVs and not at Home Depot or your favorite appliance store. High Pointe is one that comes to mind.

On High Pointe, and likely other microwaves used by RV OEMs, the case is set up so you can attach a mounting flange to it to which holds it in a cabinet. Other than that, a microwave is a microwave is a microwave.


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