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RE: Magic Chef mcd990arb

I may have jumped the gun here. I took the Magic Chef out and it's a free standing unit and seems the front fascia has four straps that keeps the unit in place. I decided to buy a Hamilton Beach unit for $69.00 and relocate the straps on the inner fascia trim to hold it in place. A little larger gaps top and bottom but I think it will work well. Thank you all for your help here and I guess I should have investigated a little deeper prior to posting but very good information.
LITEPHIL 06/09/22 02:27pm Tech Issues
Magic Chef mcd990arb

My microwave oven died. Any suggestions for a direct replacement for a Magic Chef mcd990arb unit? It's in my 2008 Salem travel trail. Thanks!
LITEPHIL 06/09/22 10:05am Tech Issues
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

GM needs to ditch the internal rubber belt that's on the rear side of the engine. Since they took some internet heat on this design, maybe on the next gen they will go with a traditional chain. Why? I have never heard of one failure. 150,000 miles is way down the road and they're saying after 200,000 miles it still looks perfect. Doubt I'll have this truck more then 10 years and even so, a couple grand isn't a big deal after 10 or 15 years for a maintenance item. Think of these hybrids and what kind of expenses they will incur in ten years. None issue
LITEPHIL 06/04/22 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

That’s good mileage for that size trailer, but everything gets good mileage driving that slow. I get 7-8mpg towing the toyhauler with the brodozer and 7-8 towing a 6klb boat with a new V8 half ton….at 75-80mph. Drop that to 55-60mph and I’m looking at 11-12 mpg pulling a camper that is double the weight, way taller and with a truck that is the epitome of poor setup for fuel mileage. 7.5’ tall, and under-geared on 37s with a 90hp tune. It’s all relative, but love folks who like to feel good about their fuel mileage! This was a mountain pull with 6 and 7 percent grades. I have been driving the route for 20 years with a 350, two 5.3s, three 6.0s,an 8.1,06 Durmax, and a 06 and 07 Cummins with different trailers and none got better then 10 mpg on the same trip. 50-60 mph is not that slow on steep mountain passes with heavy winds.
LITEPHIL 06/04/22 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

Thank you all. Yes, I would very much recommend the 3.0 Duramax in a heart beat! It has exceeded my expectations and is a fast little bugger too!
LITEPHIL 05/29/22 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Nice truck and lucky you have it, hopefully at a fair price. A coworkers brother tried to swing a cash deal on an "in stock" 2022 GMC Yukon XL last Tuesday. The deal offered by the sales manager was sticker ($92K) plus 16, take it or leave it. He left it. I am sure some sucker probably already bought it. I got a great unheard of deal but I promised the dealer I wouldn't talk about it. But very happy and GM has 1.9 percent interest this month too.
LITEPHIL 05/29/22 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

You matched your truck and trailer. Many don't do that. chevman Thanks but isn't that what you're supposed to do ? But I agree, so many listen to a salesman or just don't do their home work.
LITEPHIL 05/29/22 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Seems like the 1500's are getting so capable that going to a 2500 doesn't get you much. Lol. I see what you did there! Tryin to razzle up the rvnet weight cops I see…. But yeah, not even close to a HD chassis. Although the new 1500s are pretty stout for what they are. It gets you more then it would seem. Going through mountain passes in the wind or trying to stop when your trailer brake plug comes loose will show a big difference but the new 1/2 tons are very capable... to a point.
LITEPHIL 05/28/22 09:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

had a 64 carryall with 292 and 4 speed and a 66 with 454 and 400 turbo great memories but mine werent as nice as yours.nice ride Thanks!
LITEPHIL 05/28/22 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow capacity, Electric brake box inside truck,tranny cooler?

I too tow with a 1/2 ton and it's rated at 12,900 lbs but as I have said in the past,anything over 8,000 lbs and I would have a 3/4 ton.
LITEPHIL 05/28/22 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

That is impressive! Did it heat up at all climbing the hills? Not at all. Temp gauge never went quite half way. Trans hit 207 on the 7% grade. Not concerned with that.
LITEPHIL 05/28/22 08:58am Tow Vehicles
Chevy 3.0 first tow. After 500 easy miles I hooked her up and hit the mountains. There's a handful of 6 and 7% grades and it was around 100 degrees out. But I have to first mention the empty mileage doing 55 mph this thing got crazy good mileage. 38.9 mpg on a 52 mile trip That probably won't happen often but it did. Going up to the Mogollon Rim is a pretty good pull and my trailer was right at 7,400 lbs. I set the cruise at 60 and it sat around 1500-2400 rpms. On the hills I dropped the cruise to 55 and it stayed around 2500-3000 rpms and on the 6-7% hills I dropped the cruise to 50 and it sat around 3400 rpm with plenty left over. I was really surprised with how well the engine brake worked on the down hills. I pretty much left the cruise on and it would just keep down shifting as it needed to hold the speed and worked with out the cruise on too. I was surprised how well it pulled the hills but the mileage was my biggest surprise. I got a solid 12 miles to the gallon on the way up and 16.7 mpg on the way back down. With about 10 miles unhooked while I was there. The trip averaged a confirmed 14.5 miles per gallon. I have done this trip many times with many different trailers and trucks and if I ever got 10 mpg on the whole trip I was doing ok. In the past I would never risk trying to make it on one tank but this thing was between a 1/4 and 1/2 tank when I got home. I went ahead and got a new 4way hitch also and I would have to say that this truck really handled my weight well. If I were towing over 8,000 lbs I would get a 3/4 ton truck but I am really impressed with this truck. I did try manually shifting but found it a waste of time since going uphill or downhill this thing seemed to find the right gear. I did take it easy since it is new but VERY happy with the first tow!
LITEPHIL 05/28/22 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Ah, so NHT must be the RPO code for the HD trailering package. When you say "increased" RAWR, GVWR, GCWR, I'd be interested to know what those numbers are. Seems like the 1500's are getting so capable that going to a 2500 doesn't get you much. The OPs truck will be a great tower, for his use, but not even close to a 2500! JIMNLIN wrote: Nothing close to GMs 2500 11550 gvwr and 6600 rawr. Jerry Agree. Thought hard about it but decided that this truck should be perfect with 7500 lbs and the unloaded mileage is pretty crazy for a truck. It won't be close to it's 12,900 tow rating but I don't think any 1/2 ton should be towing over 8,000 lbs and if I thought I would get a bigger trailer one day, I would have gotten a 3/4 ton but I have already been down that road and for me with plans for a lot of tow miles a 25 ft trailer is perfect.
LITEPHIL 05/18/22 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

with NHT tomorrow! What's an "NHT"? Increased towing and GCWR Automatic locking rear differential Handling/Trailering2 Suspension Package Enhanced cooling radiator Revised shock tuning Heavier duty rear springs and increased RGAWR 9.76" rear axle 3.73 axle ratio Trailer brake controller
LITEPHIL 05/17/22 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Thank you all! And I'll let you all know how it pulls 7,500 up 7% grades
LITEPHIL 05/17/22 11:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Anticipating a picture... Looks like a jewel! BTW... I read that GM is updating the 3.0 Duramax for 2023 MY. I see that there is a new engine coming but I waited 3 years to make sure this one was any good and hardly any concerns with it and I wouldn't want to wait another 3 years to see how the new one was.
LITEPHIL 05/17/22 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Picking up my new refreshed Silverado RST 3.0 Duramax with NHT tomorrow! Little over 3 months from the day I ordered it. That's awesome, but I want to see a pic of the '54. Is it an original Napco truck (idk if Napco was around yet in '54) or do you have it on a newer chassis. Not a Napco,Dad bought it in 64. My first car. Napcos were only on 3/4 ton or bigger Chevys in 54. Original frame but with Dana 44 front and corporate 12 bolt rear. I don't tow with it anymore, was just moving trailers around.
LITEPHIL 05/16/22 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

No pics, didn't happen!!! :B Happens tomorrow! Not sure how to put up a picture
LITEPHIL 05/15/22 01:29pm Tow Vehicles
New truck! Got it!

Picking up my new refreshed Silverado RST 3.0 Duramax with NHT tomorrow! Little over 3 months from the day I ordered it. I traded in a 2019 Silverado 1500 with the Z71 package and got this guy with the NHT package and they ride completely different. The Z71 was pretty soft and this rides nice and firm and flat and just feels rock solid. I stayed around 55 for the 140 mile trip home and she showed a smidge over 33 mpg. The mirrors are pretty big but I bought it to tow and we'll see how it does pulling 7,500 lbs up the mountains. The new interior and so nice too. Really love it so far but it's going to take a wile to get used to those big ace mirrors!
LITEPHIL 05/15/22 01:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans coolers

By the way, Most of my towing is up to the Arizona High country and often when I leave the Phoenix area in the summertime, it's well above 100 degrees out and sometimes in the 110-115 range and the hills are 6-7% grades and EVERY truck I have had including a Dodge 5.9 and a Duramax 6.6, transmissions have gotten to 220-225 on the climbs and the coolant temps would go 3/4 on the temp gauge. The only time I would worry is if it was stop and go. But I do keep an eye on things.
LITEPHIL 05/14/22 08:27am Tow Vehicles
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