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Old 06-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #15
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The two towing trips with our new Coachman Freedom Express using our 2008 Expedition wasn't what I was hoping for and with a planned vacation to Utah approaching in about 8 days it didn't leave a lot of time if we wanted to do something. Got to looking and lucked out as the local dealer just got in what we wanted. Went with a 2013 F250 Platinum Power Stroke. Picked it up this past Wednesday night and LOVE IT so far !! Leave this Thursday and cant wait to hit the road with it
Gorgeous Rig! Beautiful new pickup! Great Job!! Congrats and post pics of your trip!
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If that power train was in a work truck or a class "C" MH situation would anyone pay any attention to the guidelines just talked about above?
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If that power train was in a work truck or a class "C" MH situation would anyone pay any attention to the guidelines just talked about above?
Depends on who is the owner and who is the driver.

The typical "work truck" is a fleet truck that is driven by the "hired hand". Hired hands don't give a rat's patootie about proper breakin procedures, so most of them drive the whee out of them and don't worry about longevity of the drivetrain. That's one reason you don't want to buy a used fleet truck.

But if it's the boss's personal work truck that he's paying for, then it usually gets treated right and broken in right, especially if it's a diesel.

Back when the '94.5 PowerStroke diesels were first available as fleet work trucks, the owners figured out right quick that allowing untrained hired hands to abuse the diesel trucks by not allowing sufficient cooldown period for the turbo after a hot run was costing them a lot of money. Ford refused to replace turbos under warranty if the turbo had been ruined by killing the engine while it was still red hot. Service managers had a prepared speech to deliver to all new owners and fleet managers of the turbo-charged PowerStroke diesels that Ford was not replacing the turbos under warranty if ignorant drivers killed the engine too soon after completing a long trip of 100 miles or so at over the speed limit. Five years later when I took delivery of my '99.5 in June, 1999, I got that same speech from the service manager. So my first mod was a gizmo that would not allow the engine to die until after the EGT cooled off to 300° F. Lots of those Turbo Temp Monitors were sold to fleet operators in the west Texas oil patch.

A motor home is a different animal. But you can still properly break in the drivetrain and brakes of a new motorhome. And if you're the one that wrote the check to pay for that rig, you'll probably do the best you can to break it in right.
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The two towing trips with our new Coachman Freedom Express using our 2008 Expedition wasn't what I was hoping for and with a planned vacation to Utah approaching in about 8 days it didn't leave a lot of time if we wanted to do something. Got to looking and lucked out as the local dealer just got in what we wanted. Went with a 2013 F250 Platinum Power Stroke. Picked it up this past Wednesday night and LOVE IT so far !! Leave this Thursday and cant wait to hit the road with it
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Depends on who is the owner and who is the driver.

The typical "work truck" is a fleet truck that is driven by the "hired hand". Hired hands don't give a rat's patootie about proper breakin procedures, so most of them drive the whee out of them and don't worry about longevity of the drivetrain. That's one reason you don't want to buy a used fleet truck.

But if it's the boss's personal work truck that he's paying for, then it usually gets treated right and broken in right, especially if it's a diesel.

Back when the '94.5 PowerStroke diesels were first available as fleet work trucks, the owners figured out right quick that allowing untrained hired hands to abuse the diesel trucks by not allowing sufficient cooldown period for the turbo after a hot run was costing them a lot of money. Ford refused to replace turbos under warranty if the turbo had been ruined by killing the engine while it was still red hot. Service managers had a prepared speech to deliver to all new owners and fleet managers of the turbo-charged PowerStroke diesels that Ford was not replacing the turbos under warranty if ignorant drivers killed the engine too soon after completing a long trip of 100 miles or so at over the speed limit. Five years later when I took delivery of my '99.5 in June, 1999, I got that same speech from the service manager. So my first mod was a gizmo that would not allow the engine to die until after the EGT cooled off to 300° F. Lots of those Turbo Temp Monitors were sold to fleet operators in the west Texas oil patch.

A motor home is a different animal. But you can still properly break in the drivetrain and brakes of a new motorhome. And if you're the one that wrote the check to pay for that rig, you'll probably do the best you can to break it in right.
Interesting

Guess I have been fortunate, had over 20 new cars and trucks since 1962. Drove everyone from day 1 like I stole it . Never, ever, had a significant problem except with the ill fated 80 Olds 98 diesel, but even that GM mistake never cost me a dime in 112,000 miles. But; never had a turbo diesel. Just can't see me waiting for it to cool down while I'm waiting to use an Interstate rest room (rest room dance).
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Just can't see me waiting for it to cool down while I'm waiting to use an Interstate rest room (rest room dance).
I never waited. I used the Turbo Temp Monitor (TTM), and the engine was usually still running when I came out of the facilities. In the meantime the doors are locked, the steering column is locked, and the tranny is locked in park, and the keys are in my pocket, so the bad guys are not going to drive off with my truck.
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