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We have a 2012 3150 rl fifthwheel.the cabinets above microwave are pulling out of the wall.how can i fix this problem?where are the ancor points in the wall/frame?

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Studs in the wall are usually 16 inches apart. If you can locate a screw in the other cabinets, measure over every 16 inches and put in a screw with a large washer at the top part of the cabinet. You can also use brackets above the cabinet if needed. Good luck!

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1. make a landing site to the side to protect the floor when putting the micro down after removal.
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Jim here. In cabinet above microwave, locate 2 mounting bolts.
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I would think the average cabinet could handle that, but it may be better to add a small steel plate or large washer surrounding the mounting screws to help disperse the weight load.

The owner's manual describes the installation kit you can use to mount it in a cabinet or in the wall, etc. That may be helpful.

If you don't still have your manual you can download it here.

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