Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > MOC Technical Forums > Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rockledge
Posts: 7
M.O.C. #3428
Replacement for Apollo 1/2 time oven

We have owned our 2005 Montana 3500RL since 2005, when we bought it new. The microwave has been a pain ever since. Keystone replaced it once, within the first 3 months, when the door failed. The seal broke beyond repair within a few days of the 1 year warranty expiring. We do NOT want to replace with an Apollo. Does anyone out there know of another brand that will fit in the alloted space? It does not have to be a 1/2 TIme oven - just a decent microwave.
Drakhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
Montana Master
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lone Tree
Posts: 5,615
M.O.C. #6109
Welcome to the Forum Drakhorn!

At the time, I could not find a suitable 1/2 time oven replacement due to the required venting and clearance, however - Keystone now uses a Sylvania 1/2 time oven that fits in that space. I do not know the details but the Dealer should have the info. I could not find the actual oven on the web page, so it may be a proprietary model for RVs.

We replaced our Apollo with the standard Microwave. Our Apollo NEVER cooked or heated anything, as it broke first time out. We figured we could never miss what we never had the chance to use.

We opted for the Amana Radarange in black, primairily because it had a ducted ventilation system as part of an optional trim kit, and because it had a very sexy chime. No other reasons than that, as there are plenty out there to choose from. The Micro is 1.4 cf available at Sears for $139 and the trim kit was $69. I did have to cut about 3/8" off the top and bottom of the opening to get the trim to fit, and I secured the microwave to the base with sheet metal screws, as it just was a gravity mount.

bsmeaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 05:16 PM   #3
Okie Guy
Montana Master
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Olahoma City
Posts: 1,219
M.O.C. #6054
I haven't replaced mine yet...but I haven't used it yet either. As a rule I don't cook unless it comes from a menu.
Okie Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
Montana Master
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Gardnerville
Posts: 749
M.O.C. #2165
I replaced mine with a Panasonic Inverter microwave oven. One of their models fits in the same bezel, but would need new feet support. One advantage of the Panasonic is that you can run it at lower power levels and it reduces the current that it draws rather than pulsing the microwave tube on and off at full power. Great if you're boondocking and using a generator.

firetrucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 07:19 AM   #5
Delaine and Lindy
Montana Master
Delaine and Lindy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lobelville
Posts: 2,128
M.O.C. #6650
We had a Amana Microwave/Convection oven in our Cambridge and it worked flawless. DW cook almost anything she wanted to. And at the time we were full timing. As a matter of fact we had very minor problems with the Cambridge. Thanks Keystone for building a awesome 5th wheel, wish you would put all those standard features in the Big Sky? I would recomend the Amana. GBY.....
Delaine and Lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 07:57 AM   #6
Montana Fan
deerrahn's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: St. Petersburg
Posts: 343
M.O.C. #4828
Sorry to hear about your problem. We had an 2006 with and Apollo 1/2 time oven. The door give us problems but got it fixed. We bought a new 2009 with the Sylvania convection oven and it lasted 2 weeks before it started to not work right. Since we have not had any cooperation between the dealer and Keystone on getting it fixed, I guess we will wait until we get to Goshen or home. The Sylvania is not any better. Just our opinion. LOL
deerrahn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 12:09 PM   #7
Ms McGyver
Montana Fan
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 156
M.O.C. #8531
Keystone is using a Sharp model in the new 08/09's.
Ms McGyver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #8
Montana Master
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lone Tree
Posts: 5,615
M.O.C. #6109
Keystone must be using Sharp's ALSO - The 08 units I looked at had the Sylvania Model SM12011 or something like that, which is a Sylvania model number.

Wonder how the Sharps are working
bsmeaton is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apollo 1/2 Time oven rfdbrown32166 Full Timing in your Montana 7 03-31-2015 02:30 AM
APOLLO 1/2 TIME OVEN Paintpro99 General Discussions about our Montanas 15 07-07-2009 08:13 AM
Apollo 1/2 Time Oven Freeda II General Discussions about our Montanas 7 05-27-2009 05:32 AM
Apollo 1/2 time oven DL N K Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 4 01-22-2007 06:05 AM
Apollo 1/2 Time Oven for sale firetrucker Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 2 11-05-2005 06:25 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.