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Old 10-27-2011, 01:10 PM   #2969
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Considering this is what my rig looks like when traveling:



I get plenty of gawkers just going down the road and any place I stop.
Hey, I LOVE it! A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!
I have to ask, though; How are your running temps, with so much in front of the grill?
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:36 PM   #2970
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Look at how little of a grill a NASCAR has.
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Hey, I LOVE it! A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!
I have to ask, though; How are your running temps, with so much in front of the grill?
Running about the same as it was with just the spare tire up there, most of the load is low enough that the air passes over the top of it before going on forward to the engine. The green bundle is actually right in front of the tire, so its in an already shared blockage space.

There's about 1.5-2' between the back of the items and the grill itself, the load sits out there a fair ways. I've got better from the side pictures from that trip, but haven't had time to do the blog write up yet.

I am thinking about getting an extra electric fan kit and mount it in front of the radiators with a switch and relay for when I'm running High load, low speed to help the air flow.

What you can't see in that picture is there's also a two bike tip-down carrier behind the camper that's in my hitch extension.
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Look at how little of a grill a NASCAR has.
I'll be impressed when a NASCAR totes that load across Kansas, much less virginia or Colorado, lol...
I think the electric fan is a wise add-on, as in the event of losing a clutch fan you're still golden!
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Considering this is what my rig looks like when traveling:



I get plenty of gawkers just going down the road and any place I stop.
There is still plenty of room on the roof for more stuff.
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Excuse me, you're getting off-topic again.

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There is still plenty of room on the roof for more stuff that you buy when you stay in a Walmart overnite
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There is still plenty of room on the roof for more stuff that you buy when you stay in a Walmart overnite
I've got a walmart overnight pic from that same trip, I'll have to post .
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How can anything be off topic when talking about Walmart? Walmart has everything!
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That's two "off topic" warnings in as many pages. I'm off to WM to get a topic warning indicator (anybody know which isle that would be on?). I bet there are folks there already for their over nights!!!
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I'll be at Walmart early in the morning, with jumper cables for those who were gaming wayyyyyy too late last night...
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Many have posted that they always ask the manager for permission to park in the parking lot.
Does this bother the manager that he has to deal with this on a daily basis, or do you actually talk to an assist. manager or some other person. It just seems he would get tired of running to the front of the store to answer a simple question.
Obviously we have never stayed at a Walmart, but am thinking about trying it next time.
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Hmm, we must be newbs or something. We have never mistaken wallyworld or any other store's parking lot for a camp ground. If we can't afford to pay 30 bucks a night to have full hookups, a picnic table, a campfire and a quiet nights sleep we stay home.
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