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Microwave is going to be tricky, given the rated output of the on-board inverter.

Adding a standalone LiFePO4 based inverter+battery bank feeding the microwave oven would be more viable, letting the bank (re)charge off the vehicle on-board source (either 12VDC or 120 VAC/400W).
Yes, it’s kind of a silly idea. Would probably go with a propane stove instead. To run a microwave would require several thousand in gear, including Li batteries, B-to-B charger, inverter, etc. Plus $800+ for a fridge. That same money buys a lot of burritos and sandwiches.
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Microwave is going to be tricky, given the rated output of the on-board inverter.

Adding a standalone LiFePO4 based inverter+battery bank feeding the microwave oven would be more viable, letting the bank (re)charge off the vehicle on-board source (either 12VDC or 120 VAC/400W).
I do have a jackery to run a dometic fridge and a propane camp stove for cooking that slides out under the sink/cutting board
 

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That looks great! What’s your plans for finishing touches paint and the stick on edging to cover the exposed plywood?
 
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That looks great! What’s your plans for finishing touches paint and the stick on edging to cover the exposed plywood?
It's going to be painted with a black satin polyshade paint and the edge covered with neoprene rubber trim. The top will have countertop laminate. I will post update photos
 

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Update:
Here are updated photos of the finished build just painting left to do.
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You might want to put some thermal insulation / fireproofing on the areas facing towards the stove when deployed in operational configuration. Something like grade 1401 millboard to reduce thermal transfer would work.
 

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I see you have it held down with a ratchet strap, any further thoughts on how to keep the box in place? I’m thinking of doing something similar but about half as wide. Without a tie-down point in the middle, a strap won’t do much.
 

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I see you have it held down with a ratchet strap, any further thoughts on how to keep the box in place? I’m thinking of doing something similar but about half as wide. Without a tie-down point in the middle, a strap won’t do much.
Ideally something like cam-locks or lever-locks to the four-corner cargo tie-points would keep it anchored firmly. Skip all the flex and stretch of straps.
 

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Damn... That looks really nice. Nice job.
 

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That took some ingenuity right there! Any chance you might offer plans?
 

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This is such an amazing diy setup. It reminds me of a lot of the construction tool setups I've seen on vans and SUVs. Great job! Only thing I'd consider doing, if not already done, is get a hitch tire carrier so I wouldn't have to worry about getting to the spare when it's packed.
 
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