Originally Posted by BrianW
I think builders put in microwaves to get the RVIA sticker and/or to qualify as an RV over a conversion van. Usually the requirement is to have a cooking source and sleeping facilities, so if there is no gas stove the microwave fills that need.
Very good point. It's always good to remember, as we question lots of things aobut our camper vans, that a lot of things are simply driven by the RVIA guidelines. That's why they may not make sense to us and may not be in the least user friendly, but they get the converter past the damn government mandates so they can sell them to us.
Also, having spent lots of time in a truck seat, a truck driver always knows what's behind him/her. You can see the shadow.