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Old 06-29-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Sitting in the xlr in Big Timber, Mt on the way home from our South Dakota trip. What a blast, and what a great learning experience.

First: This having full hook ups is pretty sweet. Only boondocked before this trip.

Second: Have a couple questions...

1: Is there an upgrade for the faucets (kitchen and bath). The stock ones are junk and the cold water handle snapped off with no excess effort at all. Do house hold faucets work in the trailer sinks?

2: the shower is for short people. Ok not a question, just a statement.

3: what is the expected normal temp for the tranny? How hot is too hot? Mine has gotten up around 185 a few times on long steep hills. Cant find an easy answer in the owners manual.

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:40 AM   #2
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Yup, home fixtures can work. Can't help ya' with the shower...
185 is a good temp for a tranny.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:10 AM   #3
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Most showers have a skylight above them and it is higher than the ceiling height. What I did in my previous camper is add an adjustable shower arm and raised the shower head up into the skylight area. This put the shower head above my head. Of course, if you are 6'9", you are SOL! I'm only 5'10", so it worked well for me. The arm on the link below is a bit expensive. They also have one for about $13.00.

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Old 06-29-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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Thanks! Im 6'3" so i need to do a little work on the shower i think.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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Oh, one other thing...before traveling, I always loosened it and let it hang straight down and retighten. I always figured that bumpy roads would force it down anyway. I don't know if that would happen, but I'm always kinda anal!
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This is one of those very few times that us vertically challenged people have the advantage👍
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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I believe the tranny temps should be around 100 above ambient temp where you are. Example -at 85 where your at, thus tranny temp should be around the 185 area.
- I like it to stay around 200 or below, on occasion maybe a hair above 200
- I would be concerned if it got above the 230-235 area.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:49 AM   #8
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Check out this chart. Transmission temperature/failure chart.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:31 AM   #9
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My tranny temp stays around 195 towing in hot weather. Don't recall going above 200. And full hookups do make it nice. We are heading for a campground that has full hook up with cable and phone!. I have never had that before.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:08 AM   #10
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On the tranny temp, the cooler the better.
I put an extra cooler on our truck, and it never goes above 160. May be unnecessary, but it makes me feel better.
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