Fixing a microwave in spare motorhome cupboard - (1 Viewer)

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Jan 3, 2019
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Pilote P710sensation
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2019
Hey everyone, I want to put a microwave in a cupboard in my Pilote P70, just not sure how to keep it secure. Are there special securing fixtures to hold the microwave in place? Anyone got any ideas / suggestions please.
 

DT

Dec 27, 2020
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1,472
Shropshire
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78,608
MH
Burstner 690G
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Boats Caravans & Motorhomes for 25 years
We have to simple L shape brackets attached to screws in the op corners of the microwave and then two very short screws into the rear of the cupboard. Dealer fitted the microwave and had never moved in over two years.
 
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Feb 27, 2011
15,001
78,447
UK
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15,452
MH
Self Build
Exp
Since 2005
Aluminium angle and 3M VHB tape?

Make sure there is sufficient space on sides, top and back as required in the manual.
 
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Oct 31, 2017
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51,209
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Carthago T149
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Since 2016
Our manufacturer fitted microwave had a round rubber foot on each corner, and them feet sat in holes in wood that was glued to the cupboard base.
 
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Nov 13, 2011
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3,803
Lincolnshire
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18,889
MH
PVC
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30 years
As well as leaving enough space all round you may also need to ventilate the cupboard.

Geoff

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Apr 27, 2016
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Manchester
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42,762
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A class Hymer
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Since the 80s
I cut a piece of veneered plywood to exactly fit the shelf. The microwave has four feet, attached by screws. I removed the existing screws, and screwed through the plywood with slightly longer screws. Obviously be careful that the new screws are not too long.

Then I held the plywood down with a couple of short screws at the front. Alternatively you could use velcro or double-sided tape.

If you have access under the shelf you can just screw through that, no need for the plywood.
 
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Sep 26, 2013
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Self Build
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Since 2003
I just put mine onto a shelf and contained it with the wood surround.
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Apr 27, 2016
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Our manufacturer fitted microwave had a round rubber foot on each corner, and them feet sat in holes in wood that was glued to the cupboard base.
Tried that once. When I went over a speed bump that I didn't see, it took off and landed on the floor.
 
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Oct 31, 2017
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Carthago T149
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Tried that once. When I went over a speed bump that I didn't see, it took off and landed on the floor.
Thats not good, i have not had that happen, mind you ours does have a few surrounds which would stop it falling but other than that it just lays there quite happy.
 
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pete@chesterfield
Jan 3, 2019
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1
Funster No
57,799
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Pilote P710sensation
Exp
2019
Hey Guys

Thanks for all the replies, ideas and suggestions - really grateful.
Have a great Xmas

Pete
 
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