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Old 05-13-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy 3 weeks - 3 Outings -1st Problem

Overall, a nice overnighter. Wife and I went out close to home to Wetumpka, AL to Ft. Toulouse. Very nice historical park and campground.

Rained most of Saturday afternoon and all night. (A hard rain can make a lot of noise on a fiberglass roof (It can be loud on canvas,nylon, and metal as well.). Slept like a log.

Biggest problem! Microwave died! No popcorn, no instant hot chocolate. We were spoiled nice and quick by that Magic Chef!

I checked the plug, pulled the unit and looked for a fuse -- No luck... We'll see how good our dealer is on this one.

Oh, we stayed reasonably dry (much better than tent camping). My first mod, some sort of window rain diverter/gutter/mini awning. I like the windows cracked for ventilation, however, some water found its way through the screen.

We've gotten horribly spoiled with our A frame...
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Congratulations and sorry Magic Chef let you down. Guess you had to rough it and use the stove.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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Sounds like you still had a good time even though the microwave died. I have always wondered how they even work with all the bouncing around they get when travling to and from places. Myself, I love to hear the rain fall on the roof, puts me to sleep in a matter of minutes.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:28 AM   #4
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What year make and model is this unit?
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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Without your data in your signature block, it is hard to advise you.
When did you purchase the unit?
Did you send in the warranty card on the Magic Chef?

The Magic Chef's one year warranty runs concurrently with the camper's warranty but the Magnetron is warranted for 8 years (parts only).
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I'm assuming you checked the circuit breaker in the converter panel?
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Without your data in your signature block, it is hard to advise you.
When did you purchase the unit?
Did you send in the warranty card on the Magic Chef?

The Magic Chef's one year warranty runs concurrently with the camper's warranty but the Magnetron is warranted for 8 years (parts only).
I haven't sent any warranty cards yet. I've had the camper for 3 weeks.
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I haven't sent any warranty cards yet. I've had the camper for 3 weeks.
My dealer sent them in for us. Wow just one more thing I didn't have to worry about!
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I'm assuming you checked the circuit breaker in the converter panel?
I checked it and reset all breakers.

I plugged the cord into a 2nd outlet that was charging our camera battery. No luck. I will pull the microwave out (6 screws) this evening and bring it into the house. I hope to talk our dealer into letting us drive the oven up to them for testing / replacement (or at least driving the camper up to them when it is ready for final install.)

Its funny that the 2 items that we thought we would need the least have been the most fun.... The microwave and the stereo system (I loaded up a SD card with most of our best music and we enjoy listening.).

The microwave is so decadent.

thg: Have you thought about some sort of window rain guard for your hardside? I hate to close the windows during rain (unless it is truly storming!).

Thanks for your comments.
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Sounds like you still had a good time even though the microwave died. I have always wondered how they even work with all the bouncing around they get when travling to and from places. Myself, I love to hear the rain fall on the roof, puts me to sleep in a matter of minutes.

I agree about the bouncing. The return from our trip last week had a few rough roads. It could have shaken something loose.
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