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How To Swap Out a RV Microwave with a Convection Oven Replacement

rv-microwave-convection-oven-4Danny D likes a good meal as much as anyone. Some meals call for convenience and others call for more cooking space. So when he was perusing Camping World he noticed they had a convection microwave oven on sale and quickly snatched one up for his Motorhome (he was sure to check with his dear wife first). There were not any pressing issues with the current RV microwave, but Danny D’s work has kept him full-timing for the past 6 months with that looking to continue for some time. So, in his spare time he has been hard at work tweaking this rig to get it just right for full time RV living.

They chose the Dometic Convection RV Microwave as their replacement given the fact it is quite reasonably priced compared to other models. The Dometic RV Convection Microwave also happens to be highly rated among fellow RV owners who have given it a try in the past.

Step 1: Removal of the Existing RV Microwave


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This is a straight forward process that traditionally only require removing a few screws from the front of the trim that surrounds the RV microwave. Once the front has come loose, slide out the unit and unplug the cord.

Step 2: Make Room for the Replacement RV Microwave

This step may or may not be necessary. You will know soon enough once you try to insert the replacement microwave in the hole. If you need to make some adjustments, keep in mind that a convection oven requires a certain amount of space above the unit inside the cabinet. Consult the manual/manufacturer for the specific requirements for your unit. If necessary, use a drill to bore out a hole big enough get a sabre saw started and trim the opening as needed.

Step 3: Install the Replacement RV Microwave Convection Oven


Having a convection oven is not necessary. This could just as easily be replaced by another traditional microwave using these same steps. Be sure to remember to plug the replacement in before setting it inside the opening. Once in place, center and level the unit before fastening the trim to the cabinet.

Video Tutorial of How To Install A RV Microwave Replacement


4 thoughts on “How To Swap Out a RV Microwave with a Convection Oven Replacement”

  1. Question? Is there a way to have just a convection oven in the space reserved for a microwave? (in the RV)
    I don’t use a microwave but would love a convection. I am not sure if it would be too much of an energy waste.

  2. Janet,

    We find the oven to be fantastic. My wife uses it frequently and couldn’t be happier with it. We use it like a regular oven. She probably uses it at least twice a week.

    Just be sure that the microwave oven will fit you order will have the required space where your microwave now sits.

  3. Hi Danny,
    I was excited to see article about this microwave/convection oven. Do you like the way the convection oven cooks or do you just use it as a microwave? I am looking to replace my microwave with the one you bought.

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