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Old 12-16-2014, 10:14 AM   #113
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good move!

I hope the coach was still warm from a test drive. The numbers won't be accurate if not. How did you clean the pump after each sample?
Just right. We drove it about 20 mi through town and on the freeway and ran the generator while we did it to run the AC. AC in Texas in December. You gotta love it.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:09 AM   #114
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Just right. We drove it about 20 mi through town and on the freeway and ran the generator while we did it to run the AC. AC in Texas in December. You gotta love it.
Try A/C in TX in July ! The old coach with basement air couldn't cut the mustard. DW has a twin sister. Only reason we were there then.

I look forward to your test results post. What lab are you using? Test results usually don't take long.
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Someone mentioned that if you plan to camp on a logging road, don't buy a diesel. Why?? I take our 43' tag coach and 24' enclosed trailer back 2-3 miles into the desert on roads that we have to stay under 10 mph due to the roughness of it. Once camp is setup with all the amenities of a campground and a much better view of the stars at night, we head into the mountains with our Jeeps. The outdoors doesn't get any better than that, especially in a diesel that is able to bring all of the toys.
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Someone mentioned that if you plan to camp on a logging road, don't buy a diesel. Why?? I take our 43' tag coach and 24' enclosed trailer back 2-3 miles into the desert on roads that we have to stay under 10 mph due to the roughness of it. Once camp is setup with all the amenities of a campground and a much better view of the stars at night, we head into the mountains with our Jeeps. The outdoors doesn't get any better than that, especially in a diesel that is able to bring all of the toys.
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Try A/C in TX in July ! The old coach with basement air couldn't cut the mustard. DW has a twin sister. Only reason we were there then.

I look forward to your test results post. What lab are you using? Test results usually don't take long.
Just received 2/3 results. The results came back as "Acceptable for 1st Sample" on the engine and tranny. Still waiting on the Onan. The lab is ALS Tribology in KC, MO. We just started using this company a couple months ago. Our equipment manager made the switch after becoming frustrated with the previous lab.
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Someone mentioned that if you plan to camp on a logging road, don't buy a diesel. Why?? I take our 43' tag coach and 24' enclosed trailer back 2-3 miles into the desert on roads that we have to stay under 10 mph due to the roughness of it. Once camp is setup with all the amenities of a campground and a much better view of the stars at night, we head into the mountains with our Jeeps. The outdoors doesn't get any better than that, especially in a diesel that is able to bring all of the toys.
I'm sorry if my choice of word pictures was not clear. I was thinking of the 'logging' roads in the mountains of NH, TN, OR... with ruts up to the hub, nasties poking from the sides and rocks waiting to catch your rockers. Sounds like the road you travel is not that bad. The one I am thinking of is great for adventure but needs a Hummer pulling a tag-a-long.
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