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Old 07-25-2017, 11:39 PM   #1
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Microwave

Has anyone taken a Microwave and used it in there Tent Camper would you advise or not? Thanks
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:31 AM   #2
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Not exactly the same, but we crowbared a microwave into our previous Truck Camper ... of course, had to be somewhere where we could plug in to use it ... but it made some meal prep stupid easy, as well as re-visiting leftovers from previous great meals.

Your electric system will have some sort of fuse or circuit breaker protection if you are using an outlet that is part of your trailer, so no problem there. Else, you could just run an extension to the power post ...

Go for it
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:36 AM   #3
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Not sure why not, if you have the electric hookups.
A lot of newer popups have microwaves standard.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:55 AM   #4
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Not sure why not, if you have the electric hookups.
A lot of newer popups have microwaves standard.


That's odd we have a 2017 Flagstaff 625D and we have never seen a microwave in a Popup offered when we were looking. I just wasn't sure how much the electrical system would take for instance if you have AC on your phone's charging and so on. And we are thinking maybe a small TV too. Thank you!
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I think your only issue (besides where to put it in the PUP) would be overloading your breaker. But that problem is no different than people running on their generator - they can run the AC or the microwave, but not both. Just a matter of coordinating your use.

Or as suggested above, run an extension to the power pole; you might need an adapter to plug in either the extension cord or your normal shore power cord; you'd need to have each plugged into a separate outlet and most power poles have at least a 20 amp and a 30 amp outlet; many also have a 50 amp outlet.
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I think your only issue (besides where to put it in the PUP) would be overloading your breaker. But that problem is no different than people running on their generator - they can run the AC or the microwave, but not both. Just a matter of coordinating your use.

Or as suggested above, run an extension to the power pole; you might need an adapter to plug in either the extension cord or your normal shore power cord; you'd need to have each plugged into a separate outlet and most power poles have at least a 20 amp and a 30 amp outlet; many also have a 50 amp outlet.


Exactly you read my mind that's what I was trying to ask. Appreciate all the advices! Thank you!
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In my previous Jayco PUP, I installed a small microwave and an electric 5 cu ft refrigerator. Used it all the time. Just had to put in extra duplex outlet. Not a big deal
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In my previous Jayco PUP, I installed a small microwave and an electric 5 cu ft refrigerator. Used it all the time. Just had to put in extra duplex outlet. Not a big deal


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That's odd we have a 2017 Flagstaff 625D and we have never seen a microwave in a Popup offered when we were looking. I just wasn't sure how much the electrical system would take for instance if you have AC on your phone's charging and so on. And we are thinking maybe a small TV too. Thank you!
I think that microwaves are standard in the highwall models, not so much in the regular wall series. one of the reasons we ended up in a popup at all when we were shopping for our first camper.
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Yes, my better half bought one on sale at Sears. We use it every time we go camping in our 2017 Flagstaff tent trailer. No issues at all.

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