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Post by Alwaysurfing on Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:43 pm

Hi, I’m removing the never used onion and potato storage unit and using the 240v skt behind the microwave to feed my computer, hard disk, iPhone iPad chargers as a media cupboard.

Have tv and sound bar on the bulkhead with its satellite and 12v power skts behind it so looks really cool from the front as no cables visible.

Just wondering what to put on the front as a door... anyone have any idea’s.....
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Post by Dbvwt on Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:33 pm

I'm not sure if it would work for your setup but I removed my microwave and fitted a tambour door in the opening. I was very pleased with the end result.
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Post by gassygassy on Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:13 pm

Onion and potato storage unit? Surely that is a cake and bread storage unit? Are you sure you have got the right box?
As for the microwave, that has never been used and it is 5 years old now. If it wasn't such a useful cupboard it would be in the loft.
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Post by justlooking on Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:36 pm

Our Kemerton XL was just over a year old when we bought it and the microwave would only work on the “pizza” button. Asked AS to fix at our first (Year 2) hab check but they declined as they warranted most of the electrical fittings for one year only. 
Actually as long as it worked on any setting it could be used, but it was galling that the warranty was so short. Also as we got used to the van we found that the height of the microwave in the van meant that (for my wife) removing anything liquid that she’d heated was a bit of a hazard, so it was used more and more as a bread store. 
Having said that, for us, we prefer a microwave to an oven, so if were to self specify the fittings in our next van, we’d substitute the oven position under the hob for a microwave.
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Post by RogerThat on Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:02 pm

They are all ludicrously / dangerously high, aren't they? I'm amazed nobody has filed an injury claim yet. We use both the microwave and the oven in our van. Not sure we could manage without either now :)

@Alwaysurfing any chance of some pictures of your mods??

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Post by gassygassy on Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:10 am

My microwave doesn't have an LPG setting so I can't use it.
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:31 am

gassygassy wrote:My microwave doesn't have an LPG setting so I can't use it.
I search every show for a gas powered microwave but never find one.

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Post by gassygassy on Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:07 am

What I really want is a gas powered induction hob.
I had a gas powered Subaru but modern fuel injection systems don't like trying to push vapourised gas through injectors in their fractions of a thousanth of a second opening time.
What I really really want is a sea powered motorhome.
 . . trouble is, I would have to keep going to the seaside! tap_fingers
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Post by modelman on Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:47 pm

gassygassy wrote:What I really want is a gas powered induction hob.
I had a gas powered Subaru but modern fuel injection systems don't like trying to push vapourised gas through injectors in their fractions of a thousanth of a second opening time.
What I really really want is a sea powered motorhome.
 . . trouble is, I would have to keep going to the seaside! tap_fingers
Nah, what we need is a 'rain-powered' motorhome, run forever in the UK. hugegrins

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Post by gassygassy on Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:00 pm

And no searching for a tap, either. Just a filter funnel on the roof, with a tube leading to the water tank.
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Post by modelman on Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:05 pm

RogerThat wrote:They are all ludicrously / dangerously high, aren't they?   I'm amazed nobody has filed an injury claim yet.  We use both the microwave and the oven in our van. Not sure we could manage without either now :)

@Alwaysurfing any chance of some pictures of your mods??

Yes, we too have noticed that in most cases they are 'up high', I just did the opposite, the tv cupboard was near the floor, way too low to be useful, but as the cupboard for it already had power, I decided to shove in a microwave, OK, a bit low, but its much safer that way!!
No 'ordinary' microwave would fit, due to the tambour sliding door running round the back, but managed to find the 'Hotpoint-curve' unit, fits in as though made for A/S!!
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