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Old 03-13-2018, 08:21 AM   #7799
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:41 AM   #7800
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Keep it on your side of the lakes we don't need anymore,
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:13 AM   #7801
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Hey Terry your new toadClick image for larger version

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Old 03-13-2018, 09:14 AM   #7802
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LOL, yup it's the gift that keeps on giving. Olcarguy, I'll try keeping the snow if you guys keep the cold, lol. On other notes.........checking out the new to me MH, refrigerator works on both elec./gas, furnace works really well, (warmed it up inside nice!), pulled all the awnings out yesterday, good shape there, but will need some attention on some hardware. will wait on the water heater checks until I can fill with water, but it's an elec./gas heater. What I have found......a brand new portable Macerator pump for the waste system, a generator exhaust extension that brings the exhaust above the MH, and paperwork (line card) from the original owner that tells all the extras that they ordered when the purchased the MH new, apparently it was custom ordered, he paid and extra 7800.00 for a 325 horse C8.3 Cummins, with the heavy valve springs ect. When I drove it home this thing was a rocket, , now if you knew where I lived I really can test out a vehicle, with hills and a road that lets you test the suspension as far as cornering, I have drove everything from city buses to semis you name it down this road and this thing impressed me. There's a bunch more and when the weather cooperates I'll start the videos. MK, love choppers, would love to have that!
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:14 PM   #7803
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So far what we get in snow from these Nor'easters is on the ground one day and gone the next. Not so sure about the snow we are supposed to get tonight and tomorrow.

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Old 03-13-2018, 01:03 PM   #7804
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Hi Glenn, that's part of the problem here is it hasn't warmed up here, it's been averaging around 28* so the snow just accumulates, we were in good shape a couple of weeks ago. What I'm afraid of now is if the temps all of a sudden warm is flooding, the schoharie valley is prone. We are fine up here no bodies of water even close.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:54 PM   #7805
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Terry, 325 HP is very good for these coaches, as light as they are! Mine is still at the factory 275, and it does extremely well, and gets great mileage! I ask the PO if he had turned up the HP before i bought it. He told me he was going to have his shop do it, but it ran so good, and the mileage was so good he just left it alone! I thought the same thing, but after driving it, and averaging 9 to 10 MPG, i am going to leave it alone! Glad you are happy with the way it drives! Mine too! I found on mine, that the "mode" button on, it shifts quicker and then holds the gear longer, and works good that way, and i turn it on, every time now! Our Monaco's have a great power to weight ratio, the more you drive it, the more you will like it! Rail!
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I have a Cummins 6CTA, Ref # 53-34874-004 engine # 45358278, model C8.3-325 (full mechanical) engine in my 32,000 pound Motor Home.

Adding HP, if I wanted to, can be done by changing the fuel gate in the injector pump.

I swear it is faster than my diesel pickup truck.

It is the same engine they put in fire trucks and use in marine applications.

If that is what you have, you will really like it.

I pull a 28 foot enclosed trailer behind the Motor Home which brings the weight to just under 40,000 pounds.

On the 6 mile 6% grade on the Mass pike just over the boarder from NY it maintains 60 MPH on cruise if I let it.

I like to be easy on the engine so I let it down shift to 5th and let it ease it's way up the hill. I still pass tractor trailers.

As far as fuel mileage I could not tell you what I get (I guess at 8 MPG). When the tank is 1/2 full I stop and fill it up.

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:36 PM   #7807
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Glenn, Terry's and mine are both 8.3 mechanical Cummins motors
and they do run and pull very good, as i said, mine is set at 275 HP, and i have no need to turn it up! By the way, "turn it up" is a old trucker expression that Terry and i both understand! From my understanding, they can be turned up to 400 Hp +! Rail!
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Glenn, Terry's and mine are both 8.3 mechanical Cummins motors
and they do run and pull very good, as i said, mine is set at 275 HP, and i have no need to turn it up! By the way, "turn it up" is a old trucker expression that Terry and i both understand! From my understanding, they can be turned up to 400 Hp +! Rail!
Correct, the why they turn them up is by enlarging/replacing the fuel gate in the injector pump. This is a very simple ease straight forward operation. I have plenty of power even pulling the trailer and see no need to do it. HP equals heat, wear and tear. See no need to do that.

Used to drive a Mack Vision pulling 107,000 pounds of gas (tanker that was permitted).

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Terry, I like the new picture.
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... not all RR8 chassis have the handling problems! Mine drives like it is on rails! I was concerned about it before I bought it, but after driving it, I could not be happier! I think a lot has to do with I am a seasoned driver, with many miles under my belt!
ditto.

i bought a '95 dynasty last year and (sadly) have driven it <1,000 miles in that time and i found it to be a very solid and enjoyable ride ... no real wander that i could detect or had to deal with.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:48 AM   #7811
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Thanks Bill! Hopefully I can upgrade it to green grass soon! Radacravitz, does that mean yours doesn't handle well? As I said before mine handles very well
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Have the same engine. 325 HP from the factory. Looking forward to seeing and hearing of any changes you make.
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