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Old 05-19-2021, 04:25 PM   #1481
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Thanks.....never left, just switched gears to make the other half happy......makes me miserable. Regards, Bob
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Old 05-20-2021, 05:51 PM   #1482
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Thanks.....never left, just switched gears to make the other half happy......makes me miserable. Regards, Bob
everyone needs a break sometimes .taking the 345 to Mtn Lake White Mtns NH this weekend hoping its so hot I can leave that rear heater off until I fix/replace the original whiney unit.did you get those pix I sent its just the original duo therm 900 from 1985 with a squeaky fan .I may rip it out just for safety from what I read about their history .new air bags in the coil springs are an unbelievable diff on these rigs .Putney Vt (koa )was a good weekend they have a classic RV get together - a nice place good people.
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Old 05-21-2021, 06:47 AM   #1483
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With the 396XL out of commission until I figure the overheating concern weíll have to press the 370LE into service a week early for the Memorial Day weekend. I was really ready to go anyway cause weíre taking it to Rollins Pond in the Adirondacks the following weekend. Cooperstown for the Memorial Day weekend. I really enjoy the 370LE more anyway, no complicated wiring. Although the 396XL is nice, itís to big. If we donít go to Idaho in the 396XL , Iím going to sell it. It would be good for full timing in Florida or somewhere else but itís really a pain in the ass to work on. I have other projects that I want to do to the 325LE and trailer so maybe itís time to get rid of it. Anyway......Iíll clean up the 370LE and get ďrĒ done. Regards, BobAttachment 395761
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Old 05-21-2021, 10:49 AM   #1484
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Thanks.....never left, just switched gears to make the other half happy......makes me miserable. Regards, Bob


Think thatís a side effect of covid. Think they go stir crazy trapped at home and canít figure out how one can have a fulfilling social life in the shop working on projects!

And wearing a mask is nothing new!
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Old 05-21-2021, 12:46 PM   #1485
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If they made an aluminum one Iíd have one ! Regards, Bob
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Old 05-21-2021, 09:34 PM   #1486
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Hey Bob, there is a SkyDeck for sale here in the classifieds!
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Old 05-22-2021, 06:56 AM   #1487
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Hey Bob, there is a SkyDeck for sale here in the classifieds!

Nah, I am willing to bet a bag of buck rivets that Bob's next Rig will be 1992 350 LE with a cummins/allison
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Old 05-24-2021, 03:37 PM   #1488
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Nah, I am willing to bet a bag of buck rivets that Bob's next Rig will be 1992 350 LE with a cummins/allison


Nah, engine is in the wrong end!
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Old 05-29-2021, 03:55 PM   #1489
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We kick off the summer season with Memorial Day weekend and 41 degrees Fahrenheit. And to think on Wednesday it was 91 degrees, I was having problems with the Dometic thermostat (again) and was worried I would not be able to use the AC. Well Iím glad I got the POS Dometic thermostat situation rectified (again) Iím also glad I made the investment into the (Warmly Yours) heated floor and the replacement of the 2 furnaces. On another note removing the transmission cooling lines from the radiator proved favorable results. Although the temperature was in the 40ís on the drive out here to Cooperstown, the transmission temperature never went above 140, which tells me during normal summer season driving my goal is 170 degrees constant. Although we wanted to take the 396XL here for the trip, Iím in my favorite ! Regards, Bob
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Old 05-31-2021, 06:52 AM   #1490
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Day 3 of the leak test.....no leaks ! First time Iíve never had a camp fire camping, set up the flags, outdoor rug, etc. stayed inside the 370LE most of the 3 days watching WWll movies and relaxing. Kind of forgot what that was all about. Next weekend brings us to Tupper Lake and hopefully better weather without bugs.....wishfull thinking. Regards, Bob
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Old 05-31-2021, 12:44 PM   #1491
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Nice! We took in about a cup of water each night. Could certainly have been worse, but Iím having a tough time finding the source.

Iím still new to motorhomes and a little nervous with open fires so close to gallons of gasoline. Could be Iím overly cautious. I know an absolute number is impossible (due to conditions), any rule of thumb on the distance to a fire ring and our rigs?
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Old 05-31-2021, 04:38 PM   #1492
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Minimum 30í unless you donít care. Regards, Bob
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:12 PM   #1493
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Day 3 of the leak test.....no leaks ! First time Iíve never had a camp fire camping, set up the flags, outdoor rug, etc. stayed inside the 370LE most of the 3 days watching WWll movies and relaxing. Kind of forgot what that was all about. Next weekend brings us to Tupper Lake and hopefully better weather without bugs.....wishfull thinking. Regards, Bob
For a guy with pretty good luck overall that was one unlucky weekend .we did3 days in Putney vt then 2 days in Franconia all great and sunny so we hid from the crowds at home on Memorial day and for once got it right .lots more weekends to get rained out
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Old 06-07-2021, 05:57 AM   #1494
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Finally, another great weekend camping in the Tupper Lake region of the Adirondacks, (Rollins Pond) site 254. One of my favorite spots, no cell coverage ! Compared to last weekendís temperatures in the 40ís, this weekendís was in the high 80ís. All systems worked perfectly. After deducting the fuel for the generator I averaged 8.3 miles to the gallon for the trip. Itís going to be an expensive summer with high test averaging 3.75 a gallon. Iím still having high temperature conditions with the transmission, taking the radiator cooling coil out of the loop did not provide the desired results I was hoping for, Iím going to have to find a place to add an additional aux. trans cooler that has better air flow for driving up the long grades, temps were in the 240 range.... Iím looking for a constant of 170...... itís been a choir to try to achieve that goal. Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 06-08-2021, 02:09 AM   #1495
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:11 AM   #1496
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Geese Bob! With all that cooling capacity you should be able to keep your beer cold in that tranny!

Think Iíve mentioned it but I look at reducing the source of heat. With out reviewing your thread, I canít remember if you have a controller and if it has a lockup torque converter. Your torque converter must be ďconverting torqueĒ on your climbs.

Finding the correct gear ratio to keep the converter in locked or near locked state should reduce the heat generation.

Without any indicators like monitoring a lockup signal or control pressure, find some speed/rpm/ gear ratio points to find a hard ratio. Not an in between that is being modified by he torque converter. The bottom line is you are running at some overall gear ratio. If that fall on a hard ratio (one of the gears) it shouldnít produce all that heat.

If 50 mph is 3rd gear at 3000 rpms that would be a target speed for a locked or near locked condition. It plot a graph and try some climbs.

Disclaimer: Random morning thoughts after 1/2 cup of ☕️.
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:57 AM   #1497
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You drive too fast Bob.
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Old 06-08-2021, 11:16 AM   #1498
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