Mounting A Microwave In A Truck

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Ok so I finally thought I'd add a small microwave to my truck. The problem? It doesn't quite fit. I can sit it on the edge of the cabinet behind the drivers seat in my Cascadia, but it's not secure and can't stay there. For now I've got it put away in the larger cabinet behind the passenger seat, but will have to move it every time it gets used.. not quite what I had in mind.

Someone had posted a pic once of strapping a microwave to the bottom side of the upper bunk Did they use load straps, a wood shelf to support it, wood or some padding between the top of the oven and the upper bunk tray?

I need ideas please.

Splitter's Comment
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Hey Susan. My trainer has his strapped under the top buck. It’s over the area where his feet would be when he’s asleep. He used 2 one inch straps with hooks attached to the sides of the top bunk. I’ll try to take a pic of it later today.

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Splitter's Comment
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Found that pic online but it’s the same set up.

Susan D. 's Comment
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It looks like maybe he used those thingies flatbedders use to protect corners of freight from load straps to protect the corners of the microwave. I was thinking maybe a piece of plywood underneath it?

I train, so the upper bunk has to remain useable.

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PlanB's Comment
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Our truck has pretty much the same setup as the pic above. We just don't have those right angle things. We also ran the straps around the top bunk. That's the side where my feet go anyway, so I don't even notice the straps.

HOS:

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Zengrump's Comment
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I saw a pic somewhere where a guy had a shelf across the end of his lower bunk. It wasn't mounted. 1 end was laid on the end of the cabinet shelf and he had cut an end piece that was mounted to the shelf on the other side and went behind the mattress on the back wall. He had either cut it to wedge it in place or strapped it in place. For the life of me I can't recall if I saw it here or somewhere else though. I'll keep looking.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Ok so I finally thought I'd add a small microwave to my truck. The problem? It doesn't quite fit. I can sit it on the edge of the cabinet behind the drivers seat in my Cascadia, but it's not secure and can't stay there. For now I've got it put away in the larger cabinet behind the passenger seat, but will have to move it every time it gets used.. not quite what I had in mind.

Someone had posted a pic once of strapping a microwave to the bottom side of the upper bunk Did they use load straps, a wood shelf to support it, wood or some padding between the top of the oven and the upper bunk tray?

I need ideas please.

Those thingies are referred to as edge protectors, corner protectors, and v-boards. They are also used to protect straps from being cut through by the freight during transit. Just thought I'd share that with you. Carry on lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Zengrump's Comment
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Found it. I haven't driven a mile yet so you guys would know better than I if its a good idea or not, but I thought it was creative

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Susan D. 's Comment
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I was looking a little closer this evening and that microwave would actually fit inside the upper cabinet but I'd probably have to either remove the cabinet door to have enough room to slide it in there.. that or remove the trim around it. The open shelf below it is where my company installed my satellite receiver and my flat screen TV is mounted on a swing arm mount. I'm supposed to be attending a trainer refresher course towards the end of the week so I think I'll ask one of our shop guys if they can get it placed in that upper cabinet.. otherwise, load straps and edge protectors it will be.

Splitter's Comment
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Susan, the set up in my trainers truck used straps with hooks on either end. No protectors are necessary. It’s very secure & the hooks or straps don’t interfere with mattress in the top bunk. I’ll take a couple of pics to show you a different set up.

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