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Old 11-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #11
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tn ends: We bought our coach from Lazy Days outside Tampa. Very good sales folks, but absolutely the worst service department I have ever encountered. Lied through their teeth straight to my face, every excuse in the book and plain old lousy quality. Camping World is just up the road but no experience with that one. I've had oil changed by the CW in Kissimmee (Orlando) and had pretty good service (on my last coach). Their is also a Cummins shop in Orlando that services. Do you really already have 12,000 miles on a 2015? Wow! Stay safe.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:38 PM   #12
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Two weeks is not a long duration. No need to start it.

Full timers stay put for a month or more at a time in many cases.

Other MH are stored all winter.

Do not start it unless you can drive it for a duration as short runs do not get the oil/engine up to temp and may cause more wear/damage.
X2 . does no good to start it unless your going to use it .
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:02 PM   #13
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Well the DEF thing is something new. I can't speak to that. But we have many Diesel engines. Some are tractors some stationary motors .

All these are pre DEF . We never start a motor unless we plan to use it. Some will go a year without being started. All will set for 6 month at a time.

I purchased a motor at a salvage yard once and it set in my barn 10 year. We put in in an off road terra gator & fired it off and it ran perfect.

Starting up a motor that has DEF does make some since to me.

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Old 11-24-2015, 08:10 PM   #14
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starting up a def diesel and letting is idle is not good . it needs to run to full temp under loads to get into re-gen . not starting a def is no different then a prior def diesel .
I agree with cat-rn .
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:11 AM   #15
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Def diesels do not regen anywhere near as often as the pre def diesels.

When it's cold, and I mean -40c.
I will let my ram idle for up to 20mins with exhaust brake on, in order to warm it up.

Otherwise, I cannot even drive
It. The inside of the windshield will be so frosted over.

This is with it being plugged in.


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Old 11-25-2015, 11:56 AM   #16
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I run our gen under load once a month. As for the Moho I treat the fuel and store it with full fuel. I put in the treatment and run it so it's in all the injectors and then Shut it down. So far I haven't had any problems. I don't like to run it much just at a idle.
LOL darn learning curve....

What treatment do you use Phil?
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And while on the subject of engines...

In the toweable world, some folks get custom tunes to their diesel engines and att other "bolt on" items such as cold packs and exhaust systems to not only increase HP but fuel mileage as well.

Are there any addons like these for a Berk?
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:52 PM   #18
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LOL darn learning curve....

What treatment do you use Phil?
I am using Seafoam right now. I found a good deal on a case so I grabbed it.
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Running the Cummins diesel at low idle (700 rpm) for lengthy periods is not recommended by Cummins. A fast-idle (1100rpm) is recommended.

I'm sure that many know and many do not know how to fast idle. While idling, with the cruise control on, you either depress the Set or slide the Resume switch. Phil, bail me out here.
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Running the Cummins diesel at low idle (700 rpm) for lengthy periods is not recommended by Cummins. A fast-idle (1100rpm) is recommended.



I'm sure that many know and many do not know how to fast idle. While idling, with the cruise control on, you either depress the Set or slide the Resume switch. Phil, bail me out here.

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Correct. My 15 will high idle on its own, temp dependant.


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