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Old 03-31-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Checking in from the NW Just bought a DP Pics

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Excited to have my 1st DP. Have spent the last few years looking but trying to find a good condition Coach 8.3 p-pump Cummin's, 6spd Allson with exhaust break for the right price was hard.

I picked up a 95 Holiday Rambler 39wd no slides. We are going to use this as or main tow rig.

She seems to be in pretty good shape and well taken care of. We have had it less then a month. Put over 1000mi with 2 small family camp trips and 2 trips to the race track. It has worked out better then I have ever thought.

I have quite a few little mods on my list be fore we take our bigger trips in summer.

Plans are
-New Bilstine shocks all around
-EGT and Boost gauge, slide the plate and turn up the boost some. Hopping for around 350hp 1000tq. Have seen ware the Alison says its rated for 400hp 1200tq so I hope I am good
-Stearsafe or trucenter
-Maybe new tires :( Tread looks awesome and there is no real weather checking but from what I can tell the DOT says they are 1999.

Here are a few pics. Just cleaned her up from our 3 day camp trip with the Family. My wife and kids are loving it.






fish eye pic from the track.

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Old 04-01-2012, 05:34 AM   #2
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Howdy and Great looking coach and hope it really works out for you and the family. Enjoy your time here as well. Plenty of great folks to lend some advice if you should need it. Enjoy your upcoming travels as well. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:07 AM   #3
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Nice coach, looks great. .\
Hope you have lots of great family adventures in it.
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Welcome! Check those DOT codes on the tires if they are 99, you are way over due for some new rubber.
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Nice looking MH Lucas. Glad you joined us. Hope you and your family enjoy many more camping adventures. Safe travels.
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Wow, very nice looking rig you got there Lucas that's going to be a great home away from home at the track.

Also welcome to iRV2 website, I'm also new here but loving it already
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Hi Lucas! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you with us! Congrats on the new coach! She really looks good! You'll have lots of fun doing all the upgrading. Good luck & God bless!
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Hi Lucas, welcome to the forum. Great looking rig. It's definitly time for new tires regardless of how they look.
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Thanks will do the tires soon.
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Great looking rig! How long are you, including the trailer? Looks like almost 100'!
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I am just under 80ft long. Coach measures right at 39ft trailer is 37ft to the tung and there is about 12in of hitch or so. With 2 Evos in the trailer she comes in around 36k combined. Makes driving in town pretty fun

Good thing I have towed this triler and a 35ft goose neck for a few years so it did not take me to long to adj.

In stock form she is mighty slow but no big deal.
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Plans are
-New Bilstine shocks all around
-EGT and Boost gauge, slide the plate and turn up the boost some. Hopping for around 350hp 1000tq. Have seen where the Alison says its rated for 400hp 1200tq so I hope I am good
-Stearsafe or trucenter
-Maybe new tires :( Tread looks awesome and there is no real weather checking but from what I can tell the DOT says they are 1999.
The older Allison (3060) like you probably have is rated for something like 325 hp and about 900 ft lb.
Even the 4060 Allison would be over it's rating at 1200 ft lbs.

The newer 3000 MH will take 450 hp and 1250 ft lbs under the right conditions (restricted output in first and second gears)

You might get away with the uprate for a while though but it could get expensive in the long run. Allisons aren't cheap to rebuild or replace.

And, yes, you are over legal length in WA state (and most others), but I haven't seen anyone getting a ticket for it either.

Another thing to remember is that you are required to follow truck speed limits in WA as your GVWR is over 10,000#'s even without the trailer.
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From the looking I have done the MD3060 in our unit is rated for 1200tq and 400hp . My motor is rated for 880tq stock. In talking with my trans guys he says this allison is the very easy to rebuild and cost is not bad. Will look deeper into the trans stuff. Should be able to up grade it to new stuff if I need to. Thanks for the heads up.

I may just keep her stock and slow for awile anyway. Working more at the moment on fixing small stuff. All lights working, new hyd struts, etc...

Trying to find real data on this DP stuff compered to cars is pretty hard.

I do plan on doing a 3k GSK so I wil shift the hp into a little higher RPM which should help keep the TQ down and save the trans.

I am only over by a few feet I know about the 10k deal. Also in WA if you are over 10k towing and there is 3 lanes you can never be in the far left.
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I am only over by a few feet I know about the 10k deal. Also in WA if you are over 10k towing and there is 3 lanes you can never be in the far left.
Not necessarly, it's ONLY if the left lane is signed as such. Just North of Woodland is such an area and there are more up near Seattle. If not signed then it's legal to use the left lane.

Here are the ratings for the 3060:

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Standard Rating
Gross input power (maximum).......................275 hp (205 kW)
Gross input torque (maximum).................800 lb ft (1085 Nm)
Net input power (maximum).........................265 hp (198 kW)
Net input torque (maximum)...................780 lb ft (1058 Nm)
Rated input speed (minimum-maximum)..............2000 - 2800 rpm

Specialty Rating+
Gross input power (maximum).......................300 hp (224 kW)
Gross input torque (maximum).................950 lb ft (1288 Nm)
Net input power (maximum).........................285 hp (213 kW)
Net input torque (maximum)...................905 lb ft (1227 Nm)
Rated input speed (minimum-maximum)..............2000 - 2800 rpm
So good luck uprating your engine!

Here's a link to the Allison documents, be sure you're looking at the MD3060 and not the MD3066. The .pdf shows the same as above. No such thing as a 3060 HD, there is a MD3066 but it would be unusual to have it. If you do have the 3066 then, yes, it can take 360 HP and 1200 ft lbs. But you keep saying it's a 3060 so that's what I'm going by.
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