I am getting ready to hit the road full time soon.
We have a 2007 Ford E450 27ft Jamboree with about 100k miles. We will be towing a 2013 Honda CRV.
In my tool shed I found a HUGE class A transmission cooler - too big to fit in the space of my current stock Ford transmission cooler. I think I bought it for an RV we had years ago. It's huge, probaby for an "A." Because of this, I can't use it. The cooler is too big to fit in the space occupied by the stock Ford transmission cooler.
That said, upon investigation, I was surprised that the "stock" transmission cooler was pretty big.
Have any of you ford E450 C-Class users found it PERSONALLY useful to add a non-stock transmission cooler? Have you, in your PERSONAL EXPERIENCE found it necessary or beneficial of add a "larger" non-stock cooler.
Yes, I know - there are many, many anecdotal opinions. Yes, I know there are advantages to specific driving techniques., There are many non-anecdotal opinions as well. These are mostly useless in terms of specific experiences, . In this context, I can only take action on specific experiences. Guesses and vague opinions are, interesting but, I'm sorry, not "actionable."
So, my specific question is to people with specific experience (ford E450, towing a 3500lb toad) in this particular situation:
Have you found it beneficial to add an aftermarket transmission cooler to a Ford E450 motorhome Class C towing a moderate "average" toad vehicle.????
Did you overheat? Did you maintain a "safe" temperature?
Was the stock cooler NOT adequate? Did the stock cooler provide adequate cooling?
Did you add a bigger cooler?
Why did you do this?
What cooler did you add?
What transmission temperatures did you see before and after?
I understand there are many who have no direct, relevant or actionable experience with this issue but will want to respond anyway. Go for it. Good for you.
But there are many who have had actual, useful experience in this specific situation. I thank you in advance for your relevant response. It is these responses that those of us, in a similar situation, can take any useful action
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