Originally Posted by BuckeyeChuck
Mike, that's what I'm talking about. You have maners. Too bad others dont'. I've been told to stay at Motel 6 , pack up and leave if I don't like it and criticized for a spelling error . Like I said some people don't know any better or just don't care.
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I'll admit, I was hoping you'd respond to that. A method to my madness, I have.
How often do we see WILDLY differing opinions on dumping and cleaning holding tanks? Or sanitizing the fresh system? Or towing with the fridge running on propane? Are they wrong? Nope, all methods work, it's what works best for you.
Same as with idling engines. Especially blankety blank diesels used to need to fully warm up before being loaded down, that was old school and I'll admit, I still cringe when I see someone cold start and take off before the oil can even circulate. But for the last 10-15 years it's not the case, pretty much since the industry went to full direct injection. The pre combustion chamber diesels of the 90's? Yes, you have to fully warm them up. I'm sure you remember engines with carburetors and chokes. Can you imagine starting a truck with a carburetor on a cold morning and taking off with 10,000 pounds of trailer in less than five minutes? More like 15 minutes, if it's tuned well.
Are you going to listen to someone on a forum, or your trusted mechanic when it comes to what's best for your Diesel engine? Guess what? There's lots of mechanics that to this day tell folks to fully warm them up before towing. I still do, not because it needs it but I err on the side of caution, because I know how people are. Tell them the 5-10 minutes it takes to hook up is all the engine needs and they'll take off before the oil pressure is even up.
There's rude people out there. There's folks that are oblivious and don't realize it's bothering anyone. There's folks that are simply doing what they thought was best to protect their investment. There's folks that make a simple mistake but get their dander up when it's pointed out.
I criticized your spelling error, you criticized them simply doing what their mechanic told them to do, or that they read on a forum somewhere. The vast majority of folks aren't being malicious, they're doing what they feel is best, or they simply don't realize they're bothering anyone, or if they do realize it they don't know what else to do for fear of making it worse.
And to be honest, your attitude on first contact defines my response. Come to me nicely, I'll apologize and do what I can to change. Come up talking to me like a father to a fool? Yeah, I'll tell you the Motel 6 is right up the road.
I apologize for singling you out here, but it makes my point.