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Old 10-17-2016, 04:00 PM   #8991
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I'd have no concern unless I saw Temps 220+.
Yeah, my top temp so far has been 179.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:08 PM   #8992
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:29 PM   #8993
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Started the clean out process for winterizing. Taking to the dealer in two weeks for repairs under warranty. No telling when I will get it back.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:21 PM   #8994
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Replaced the bunkhouse door with a folding door so the kids can sleep in there without putting the slide out if necessary
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:49 PM   #8995
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I decided I WAS NOT going to empty out the basement and crawl on my hands/ knees around the various stacks and wireing six feet to throw the valves on the water heater.Instead I viciously attacked the wall in the companion way with a saw and made a hole for a door.I have a baggage door to put in the hole and will use the wood (maybe its wood but I really think its cardboard) cutout to put in the door frame.Paint the frame semi black,screw it in and call it good.As ugly as the hole is,its still the best one in the unit(fr did all the others).I'll make up the door and frame this winter,but for now at least I can reach the water heater. I can also store at least 2 cases of beer in there and wont have to go outside to get it! Looking around,I can see two more places in this thing where this idea would work well.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:46 PM   #8996
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Gray Wolf Toy Hauler 19RR shocks.

After consulting with the mfg Lippert on how the instructions for the shock do not work on I beam frames or under slung springs I almost gave up. They said the kit was not meant for my trailer.

I figured it out. Modified the beam plate by cutting off one corner and used spacers to offset the plate from the web of the beam to clear the bottom beam flange.

Used 3/8-16 Gr 8 x 2" bolts and nuts. The 5 Washers for 1/2" shims are mild steel. Drilled 13 /32 holes for bolts. T

The height adjustment procedure from standard instructions were used. Remember the weight of the trailer needs to be on the springs before the mid stroke shock mount location can be located on the frame. Jack stands worked great for this. Could have used 1 1/2" bolts. I measured the body to ground clearance front and back to be sure it was parallel to ground and not level so the shocks would be neutral .

Have 1" clearance to the tire and 1/4" to the frame.

The top outside bolts on the top plate do not carry all the load so the one I cut off will not make the unit fail. Amazing how much a frame can rust in 4 years.


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Old 10-17-2016, 09:05 PM   #8997
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If the temp differential between the 2 while driving on flat land for 15 minutes while maintaining 60mph ever hits 15f or more, it's time for a new oil cooler. Especially if you're seeing Temps spread of 20-30 or more.
Running with a clogged oil cooler increases the risk of superheating the EGR cooler which can cause it to crack internally. When this occurs it allows coolant to leak into the intake manifold. The coolant is then burned causing extreme pressures in the combustion chamber resulting in stretched headbolts and then blown head gasket(s).

Main objective when towing (stock), keep oil temp below 230f. If you observe the oil temp climb high and doesn't recover quickly after pulling grade have it checked out for a clogged oil cooler.

Side note: the "clogging" of the oil cooler I speak of is on the coolant side NOT oil side of the cooler. A clogged oil cooler replacement will also require a coolant drain/flush and new coolant.

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And for me we continued to load up for our trip next month. Alright, gotta come clean, my DW packed. I would probably do it wrong. I'm fine with that.
Take care of a 6.0 and it will take care of you.
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I decided I WAS NOT going to empty out the basement and crawl on my hands/ knees around the various stacks and wireing six feet to throw the valves on the water heater.Instead I viciously attacked the wall in the companion way with a saw and made a hole for a door.I have a baggage door to put in the hole and will use the wood (maybe its wood but I really think its cardboard) cutout to put in the door frame.Paint the frame semi black,screw it in and call it good.As ugly as the hole is,its still the best one in the unit(fr did all the others).I'll make up the door and frame this winter,but for now at least I can reach the water heater. I can also store at least 2 cases of beer in there and wont have to go outside to get it! Looking around,I can see two more places in this thing where this idea would work well.
I think I would have done the same, like the idea of 2 cases of beer storage. Maybe you should cut holes for FR, any hole they cut it looks like they use a chainsaw and a hammer.....
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:17 AM   #8999
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............ Maybe you should cut holes for FR, any hole they cut it looks like they use a chainsaw and a hammer.....
Glad I didn't have a mouth full of coffee reading that. Now that is funny.... and true in my experiences.
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