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Old 04-17-2014, 04:43 PM   #201
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I attach for your considerations a photo of my temp after a 15 min warmup AND driving approx 20miles in sub Zero temps with a wind chill in the takes forever for a diesel to reach op temps when its real cold...what do you guys wherr its REALLY FOR REAL cold do?...a lil off topic but idling was a complaint.

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Old 04-17-2014, 04:49 PM   #202
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I got a winter front with the Ford when I bought it, helps a lot as does the block heater.

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Old 04-17-2014, 05:42 PM   #203
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According my owners manual my dodge ram 2500 5.9 diesel says let the oil pressure stabilize then go and stay 50 mph or under for first mile then it will be warmed up enough to speed up. But it is obvious many on here are jealous of the "fancy" diesels. I have had both and working around engines for the last 40 years all engines need a warm up before going up to max operating speed. Everyone should be courteous when leaving a camp ground early no matter if you have a "fancy smancy" Gas burner or a diesel but being a dog lover rather hear a camper leave than have someones dog take a crap in my camp site and not clean up after their dog.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:49 PM   #204
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... But it is obvious many on here are jealous of the "fancy" diesels...
Yeah, right, like being jealous of a sore tooth.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:51 PM   #205
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Ok. Now I have to RTFM for my truck. While I understand letting any vehicle warm up I still don't get it. Mid June, July or August letting a diesel run run run. I have a GMC Denali 3500HD Duramax diesel with Allison transmission. If it needs to warm up longer than the 5 mins I give it plus the slow crawl out of the camp ground then I'll have to park at the office for a while.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:52 PM   #206
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:18 PM   #207
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Bought my first diesel 5 months ago and understand how it might wake a few campers early in the morning. I've heard plenty of gas trucks and cars louder than my f350 while camping. U get the younger groups with there imports revving there upgraded exhaust and older pickups that sound like they have no mufflers. It's all part of camping and being around others u don't know.

I have more problems with my neighbors at home than I do when we are out camping. Try talking with your fellow campers. I have no problem going over and talking to the person next to me if I have a problem especially in the early morning hours. 😬our park rangers here in washington usually ask us in the morning if we've had any problems and are good about taking care of it.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:47 PM   #208
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This discussion could go on forever. For every opinion that advocates long idle times there is one to the contrary and also the visa versa.

Here's just one: How long should a vehicle idle?. If one were to look long enough one could surely find a rebuttal.

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Old 04-17-2014, 06:53 PM   #209
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Twenty one pages of one complaint after another - it's a wonder that anyone has any fun at all camping. (Of course I read through all of them to see if anyone had to endure any of my early morning departures....) The beauty of camping is that one can always pull up stakes if things get too, too bad

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Haven't seen anyone post that they were giving up camping just because of their likes and dislikes at campgrounds.

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