TravcoForum.com

Travco Classic Motorhome Support & Discussion Forum

Skip to content

Change font size

Board index » Maintenance » Engines
Post here for engine related Discussion

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby badbillybiker on Thu May 14, 2015 10:43 am

As the rear heater is a stand alone design maybe worth getting fixed? It would supply "free" heat to the rear from the heat the engine produces... I have mine yet as a spare just in case I want to put one in... Am not aware of my current model having a rear heater...IMO
BBB
User avatar
badbillybiker
Senior Contributor
Senior Contributor
 
Posts: 647
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:32 am
Location: Ohio
Travco Model: 270

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby KB2CRK on Thu May 14, 2015 11:00 am

If I can find one I may replace it but as it stands I have a Heatpump for the roof I picked up when I thought the old ac was bad. I will be putting it in the rear roof vent. The heater unit is under the small dresser on the right side below the bottom drawer on my 76 Mahal. The hoses are still going to the water heater to give free hot water on the road. That actually works quite well.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 859
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby KB2CRK on Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:23 am

Back to the original subject, Nessie with all of her coolant leaks fixed and a coolant recovery bottle on never got over 210 on a long uphill grade on the interstate. This was running 65 mph pulling the sorento on a dolly. Most of the time she was running 185 on the back roads and 195 on the interstate.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 859
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby 77Travco on Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:41 pm

KB2CRK wrote:Back to the original subject, Nessie with all of her coolant leaks fixed and a coolant recovery bottle on never got over 210 on a long uphill grade on the interstate. This was running 65 mph pulling the sorento on a dolly. Most of the time she was running 185 on the back roads and 195 on the interstate.

What temp thermostat are you running? 160 or 180?
User avatar
77Travco
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1141
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:32 am
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Travco Model:

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:55 am

It is a 180 degree thermostat and the electric fans kick on at 195.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 859
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby 77Travco on Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:43 am

I went on a 50 mile cruise Saturday with no trailer. I am running a 180 thermostat and the temp stayed around 190-200 and would get to 210-220 when climbing big hills at highway speeds. Cruising level at 60mph put the temp gauge back to 190-200. Around town driving brought it down to 180. Ambient temperature here in the Texas hill country was about 80. All values are in Fahrenheit.
User avatar
77Travco
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1141
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:32 am
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Travco Model:

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby KB2CRK on Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:22 am

In Texas isn't highway speeds 80 mph? I would say that is pretty damn good. Nessie was running at the same range at highway speeds here in Georgia but I did not push her over 70 (left side header blew a gasket on the way out and got louder over 65). I have to fix that, the power steering leak at the steering box, and a few other items before her big trip in the end of July.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 859
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:15 am

Yep, Speed limit is 80 out here on I-10 but I mostly run the Travco at 60-65mph. That's where the sweet spot seems to be.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
77Travco
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1141
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:32 am
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Travco Model:

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby highwaystar on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:11 pm

After playing with it last summer I have just gotten used to a vehicle that runs at 210-230 in Appalachian mountains. Engine doesn't seem to mind so I am calling it done.

Running 413 with rebuilt radiator, new waterpump, new fan clutch and 180 thermostat. It seems very outside temp sensitive. Once the temp gets to high 70's I slow down to about 60-63 mph.
highwaystar
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:39 pm
Location: Buckhannon WV
Travco Model: 270

Re: What temp is everyone at

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:57 am

highwaystar wrote:After playing with it last summer I have just gotten used to a vehicle that runs at 210-230 in Appalachian mountains. Engine doesn't seem to mind so I am calling it done.

Running 413 with rebuilt radiator, new waterpump, new fan clutch and 180 thermostat. It seems very outside temp sensitive. Once the temp gets to high 70's I slow down to about 60-63 mph.

Took a 300 mile trip this last weekend. Climbing hills at 70-75mph, I saw the temp gauge get to 230 once or twice and then slowly come back down to 200-210 after I slowed back to 60mph. I noticed that on my return trip (when the outside temp was cooler) the engine also ran cooler. Your temp range sounds pretty normal to me.
User avatar
77Travco
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1141
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:32 am
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Travco Model:

PreviousNext

Return to Engines

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests