Engine running to warm?
I have a 97 Pace Arrow Vision with the Ford V10. My temperature gauge doesn't actually show the temperature, it only has the word "normal". This is our first motor home. When we first got it in February, driving through the Ozark "hills" it would normally run on the "O" and climb to the R or M then fall after the climb was done. (Out side temperatures were in the 40s)
We took it up to Branson a few weeks ago and it's running much warmer. Normal temperatures are running up to the R to M now. Climbing hills it rolls up to the A and starts to come back down (fan starts roaring when it gets to the A)
I felt this was to warm, considering the ambient outside temperatures were only mid 70s. I took it and had the radiator flushed. All kinds of sediment came out with the flush and they refilled with fresh Anti Freeze. It seemed to help just a tad.
My question is, is this actually a normal running temperature? It's been many years since I've had this style of temperature gauge. My water pump isn't seeping and seems to be fine. Thermostat maybe sticking? Blow the radiator finds out with air?
We're going on a 1300 miles round trip in three weeks and don't want to over heat or blow the engine. It has mgr worried since the outside temperatures will be in the high 90s at that point.
James & Jessica + weenie dog and a big cat
1997 Pace Arrow Vision 35'