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Old 06-19-2017, 07:55 AM   #29
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It's all about what you can afford and are willing to spend keeping things working.
The decision to go with diesel or gas is not always driven by what one can afford. Just because a person has money doesn't mean they want to waste money on something they consider a poor dollar value proposition. And let's face it, an RV are about as bad an investment as you can get. Adding exorbitant maintenance costs just exacerbates that problem.
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The decision to go with diesel or gas is not always driven by what one can afford. Just because a person has money doesn't mean they want to waste money on something they consider a poor dollar value proposition. And let's face it, an RV are about as bad an investment as you can get. Adding exorbitant maintenance costs just exacerbates that problem.


Ok that's why I also said "willing to spend"
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And I really like the breaking power of the DP.
Heh, what a funny Freudian slip there. That is what started this whole thread. When a DP breaks, the repairs can be powerfully expensive.....
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Heh, what a funny Freudian slip there. That is what started this whole thread. When a DP breaks, the repairs can be powerfully expensive.....
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I am going to change my oil for the first time bought 5 gallons of Rotella at tractor supply for 60 bucks and cat filter on eBay goes for 30 but I will go to cat and get one for probably 40 so I will have 100 bucks in my oil change why pay someone 400
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I am going to change my oil for the first time bought 5 gallons of Rotella at tractor supply for 60 bucks and cat filter on eBay goes for 30 but I will go to cat and get one for probably 40 so I will have 100 bucks in my oil change why pay someone 400
Come on over, mine takes 14 gallons of oil. Up until this MH I've always done all the maintenance but I'm not sure I can handle 14 gallons of warm oil laying on my back on the gravel driveway. Even the last one with 5 gallons was sometimes more than I wanted but I did it.
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Come on over, mine takes 14 gallons of oil. Up until this MH I've always done all the maintenance but I'm not sure I can handle 14 gallons of warm oil laying on my back on the gravel driveway. Even the last one with 5 gallons was sometimes more than I wanted but I did it.
Last ISX 650 I saw being serviced took only 11 gallons?
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Well.....this will hurt....I gave one of those coolers away. I was about to junk it for the scrap metal when some guy said he could use it. My 05 Diplomat developed a radiator leak in 2010. I started to panic when I saw the prices of a radiator, $3000.00 plus. A member on here turned me onto a surplus RV company back east that had bought out a bunch of the Monaco Charge Air Cooler, Radiator, Fan shroud and trans cooler packages all assembled on a pallet ready for installation in a new coach. They had about 25 of these assemblies they bought when Monaco went out of business. I bought the entire brand new assembly for $775.00 and $125.00 shipping.

I was surprised when I saw the trans cooler strapped to the pallet. What was really surprising was how basic of an assembly it was. It was just a long metal box, hand fabricated and welded, with a piece of coiled copper inside. It had two radiator hose fittings and two trans fluid line fittings. It actually looked like something someone made in their garage. It didn't even have cooling fins, but apparently worked well since I never had a cooling issue. I think a radiator shop could make one. The OP doesn't say what went bad on his, but I'm guessing the copper. He could probably cut the ends off and replace the copper tubing

Here is a partial photo of the cooler. It's down in the lower left of the picture. You can see the radiator hose going in one end and the trans fluid line on top. The unit was about 24" long and had the same fittings at the other end.



Here is another photo. At the very bottom of the photo, you can just see the top of the unit under the crank pulley. Again, the trans fluid lines can be seen on the op of the unit.

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