Mounting A Microwave In A Truck

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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At Pilot and Flying J they sell pallet hooks that could hook to the edges of the top bunk and your straps to that.

Splitter's Comment
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This is the set up in my trainers truck.

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Splitter's Comment
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Dakota Mike's Comment
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Do you have a bird in that microwave or clothes?

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Splitter's Comment
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Nope. It’s soft taco shells for sandwiches. Last longer & taste better than bread.

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Driving While Intoxicated

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol my other half in is amazing. With many less than appropriate swear words, he actually managed to partially dismantle a cabinet in my Cascadia and actually fit the microwave inside the upper cabinet on the passenger side and then put it back together after removing about 10 screws. You literally cannot even tell there's a microwave in my truck.

I would have never got it installed on my own. The conversation that ensued during this ordeal, with me insisting it would fit and him yelling that it wouldn't were nothing short of comical as I frantically searched YouTube for the video that showed how someone had rotated the exact same microwave in a Cascadia in order to make it fit. I was as surprised as he was when it magically turned the right way after at least an hour of wrestling with it.

Brian G.'s Comment
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Walmart happens to have a particularly small microwave. My motorcoach (RV conversion) has a shelf for a microwave that is about twice the size of a toaster and not terribly deep. The only place I could find a small microwave was Walmart. As a bonus it was $35 or something rediculously cheap like that. Sharp used to make one called a half-pint with a mechanical timer.... it was another bulletproof unit.

There is also a correllation between size and power. The $35 microwave is like 750 watts or something stupid like that.... so you have to multiply everything by 1.25 to get the right nuke time.

They also sell a $50-ish microwave that is awesome and works like a charm. 1000 Watts. I have one at my shop.

Home Depot sells a Pansonic 1250 Watt Microwave. It's a giant cat turd. It knocks down my WiFi when it's running and interferes with bluetooth and burns everything you put in it.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I bought a Mainstays (Walmart brand) 700 watt microwave and it works wonderfully. $48 + $3 for a 2 year warranty.

This microwave WILL fit in a Freightliner Cascadia standard size cabinet with quite a bit of finagling.

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Splitter's Comment
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Since your “other half” is now a de facto expert installer, he should start charging us to install ours. The payment should offset any more need for foul language! smile.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I thought I might bring this topic back from the dead.

I am thinking of building a small cabinet and strapping it to the upper bunk to hold a microwave and possibly my keurig.

Then I wondered if DOT could harass you over it, saying it was unsafe.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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