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nht mike

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    Mike
  • Location
    Yakima Washington
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    Male
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    2011 GMC NHT CC 4X2

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  1. 29 ft 5th wheel

    I'm sure it would move it OK, but if this is a one time deal, it may be easier and safer to have a RV dealer or tow company move it for you.
  2. 3.08 NOT 3.42 Rear End Oops

    Towing on the highway should be Ok, just get use to staying in 4th gear a lot. Issues could come up if you install a tall set of tires or try to pull up a really steep boat ramp in high range.
  3. Has anyone ever used an automatic dishwasher type rinse on their truck? I hand wash my cars, but use a pressure washer to prewet and rinse. The washer has a low pressure applicator for soap and I was wondering if I could use it for something like the "jet dry" my wife uses it the dishwasher. I have used Adam's detail spray before drying and it makes quite a difference.
  4. Let's start a 2WD thread

    So, I live in Central Washington and even with our long winters and mountain driving you seldom need 4X4. When I ordered my truck I could get a SLE with 4X4 that I would that I would need every year or two, or for the same price a 4X2 6.2 NHT rocket that I could enjoy every time I stick the key in the ignition! Seems like a no brainer! The only down side is if you order a 6.2 4X2 in snow country you have to sign your life away! Mike
  5. Happy 6.2 day!

    Boy I don't know where you live, but around here it's the Power Strokes! When my 6.2 sucks in some Power Stroke fumes it's like the afterburner kicks in. I hit the recalculate on the AC and the turn signal at the same time! Mike
  6. Happy 6.2 day!

    This is my 6.2's favorite time of year! I'm hitching up the trailer for a week of camping! Is your Power Stroke missing? Check under my tires! Mike
  7. Transmission Temp?

    Towing in the Cascades, I have seen 230 a couple of times. My truck only has electric fans so unless the coolant temperature gets pretty high they never run. The transmission cooler pretty much relies ram air for cooling. No matter which way I go when I leave home it's up hill with temperatures in the high 90's, 100's quite common. I've never been to concerned about fluid temperatures, just give a little cool down idle time if it's been pulling hard.
  8. The Truth About Towing?

    We were at Pacific Beach state park Wa and the older gal next to us needed to dump the holding tanks so she just drove off. When she came back she just swung around and backed on to the leveling blocks in one pass! Her daughter said "yea, she's done this before!" Mike
  9. I had the same thing going on and it turned out to be a faulty speed sensor. What I noticed was at about 5 MPH the speedometer would drop to 0 and if the brakes were applied it would activate the antilock. Mike
  10. Trailers and truck braking

    I'm not so sure there are any upgrades to the OEM that will give you the performance you are looking for. Have you ever heard "use the same gear to go down hill as you used to go up"? That's where I would start. Use your manual mode to lock the RPM's at 3500-4000, and let it roll. Your throttle float between on and off and will still have an RPM cushion if you need to down shift occasionally to scrub off some speed. Mike I'm not so sure there are any upgrades to the OEM that will give you the performance you are looking for. Have you ever heard "use the same gear to go down hill as you used to go up"? That's where I would start. Use your manual mode to lock the RPM's at 3500-4000, and let it roll. Your throttle float between on and off and will still have an RPM cushion if you need to down shift occasionally to scrub off some speed. Mike
  11. Auxiliary Reverse Light Help

    I wired into the trailer plug harness.
  12. Towing questions

    Get an electric tongue Jack. With it you should be able to lift truck and trailer high enough to put slack in your weight bar chains. Mike
  13. Wheelbarrow Ramps?

    I use a 2X10 with a piece of diamond plate, that has a slight kink pressed into it so it matches the tailgate, bolted to the end. It's a fact! Unless you are parked in a ditch, the ramp will be way to steep to push a wheelbarrow up. Be sure to put a piece of cardboard down to bridge between the bed and tailgate. That will eliminate a hard to clean up mess. Mike
  14. 1990 GMC Sierra

    Remove the fuel fill cap. Turn on the ignition. You should be able to hear the pump run in the tank for about 15 seconds. If you don't hear it get a 2X4 or a large dead blow hammer, and tap(!) the bottom of the tank while cranking the engine. A lot of times that will jar the pump and get it going. If that doesn't get it started, remove the wires from the top of the tank and check for 12 volts when the ignition is first turned on. Mike
  15. Drop a 6.2 in and you would be go to go!
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