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Old 04-25-2016, 09:36 PM   #5041
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I am still vortexing the warm up with me! It just takes a day to catch up!! Frank, glad you had a good first day, and make sure everything is locked up tight in W. Memphis, Ar. for sure! Rough area!
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Good Morning, Rail, keep bringing that warm weather we need it!
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Catching up here Terry!

Sounds like the truck is doing much better,,, except for the cooling which to me is a lot easier to deal with than the electronic snafu's. That is good news.

What kind of clutch fan does it have? Do you think maybe it is coming in late? or not at all?

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Lloyd, I've wondered about the clutch fan, that another sound I don't hear, usually when they kick in they roar and I don't hear it like that. No good way to check them ether, I don't have the "proper" tools, to really check you need a temp probe and a photoelectric tach. At around 400.00 I don't want to just change it.
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Rail,
The CG that we will be staying at is right on the mighty Mississippi. I will be careful and keep everything locked.
Bobby,
Sorry that you can't meet up with Stan and Terry, maybe next time.
Terry,
Have you checked out to see how accurate the temp gauge is? I know that some of the factory gauges are not real accurate. I know that on my PU that it will go up to 245* before the clutch fan kicks in, when in actuality, the temps are only around 210* when the fan kicks in. I would hook up a gauge that I know is fairly accurate before you go chasing problems. I know that you said that the computer reduced power, but that could be caused by a bad sensor also. You probably have already thought of this, but just in case.
Have a good travel day all,
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As a lurker on this thread, I, #1- want to see this piece of amazing workmanship. #2- challenge all the rest of the lurkers to post to get the thread count up. #3- congratulate all you regulars on a very entertaining dialog. Thank You, Jon
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Hey Terry! Yep,,,, here comes that "don't know what normal is" again. I would expect a distinct roar when it engages as well.

Our coach came with a Horton clutch fan. The clutch is activated electrically via a sensor. Given the fan takes 25 hp,,, having it only on when needed gets almost another 1 mpg. If you do look at replacing, may want to consider that.

A interesting learning. When our coach is cold and I start it. The fan engages,,, puts a load on the engine and helps with the warm up. Once the temp hits 150, the fan disengages. Like Franks, it seems to hit 210 to 212 and engages again.

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Good Afternoon, Frank, yes that's one on my list is to get a manual gauge and check the electrical "factory" gauge I do like the second opinion . Jon, many thanks!! you never know where we may show up so we may run into you, jump in anytime. Lloyd, yup I've seen many electric sensor driven fans they have always come on cold then go off. We're going to be looking at several options here as we go along, this week will tell how far I will go with it, Drastic.......complete engine revamp, possibly a repower with bigger cubes, (read more HP) to just a cooling system upgrade and a tuner. Stay Tuned .
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Terry, I am at the KOA, hooked up and now relaxing! I will call you later!
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Well guys, I am at a CG right on the river in West Memphis, Just filled the truck up with fuel, 10.5 mpg not bad for almost 800 miles since the last fill up.
Rail,
Glad that you are already there and set up.
Terry,
Every once in a while we do forget to check something, that was the only reason I said something. When are you going to meet Rail? I don't want to brag, but we did have a couple sprinkles(that's read 4 or 5 drops) on the windshield this morning after we took off. Upper 80's and a nice breeze, watching the tugs and barges go up the river from our back window, and because we are not right on the river but 3 or 400 ft from the river, with a nice lawn between us and the rier for only $28 a night.
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Welcome to the thread, please chime in anytime.
Later all, dinner time,
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Frank, Thanks for the reminder, your right sometimes it's the simple things we forget that come back to bite, always jump in with them, I used to do that with the techs that worked for me. I was watching the weather tonight and there is super nice weather, (warm) not that far away it just doesn't want to get here. We can't get up to the campground until Thursday morning due to Eleanor's work schedule, her being the boss doesn't help with getting time off. Nice on the MPG and the weather.
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Thanks Terry, I understand about Eleanor not being able to get off, that's too bad, but at least the warmer weather will get there eventually, lol.
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I can try to send some warm weather and rain yalls way if you would like. It's 82 right now, and it looks like we are expecting a lot of rain and hail tonight. Terry, I hope that you can figure out the problem before yall head out this week. Eye, from someone that lurks, and occasionally says something, welcome.
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