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Old 07-17-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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4132 miles and 100+ degree heat

My wife, daughter and I just finished our trip from San Antonio out to Anaheim, Sequoia National Park, Grand Canyon, Old Town Scottsdale and the Saguaro National Park.

Our 2017 28BHBE trailer held up like a champ. We had no issues or concerns during the trip with the trailer. (Note: we did discover a stress crack in the upper portion of the porcelain toilet prior to our departure but did not affect the use since it was well above the water line)

From El Paso all the way to Anaheim and up to Sequoia we had temps from 100 to 105 degree temps while traveling. On our way to the Grand Canyon from Sequoia we stopped over in Needles, CA for the night and the temp was a staggering 125 degrees. Lucky for us we opted for the second AC in our 2017 28BHBE. After we left the Grand Canyon the temps pretty much stayed 100 degrees + all the way back to San Antonio.

During the drive in the extreme heat and up quite a few long steady grades I got concerned about my oil temp. The tranny and coolant temps were fine but my oil temp was up to 242 degrees at one point. I did consult with a Ford service tech about this and they said it was fine and oil temps as high as 250 degrees are okay-but keep note that the oil life is reduced.

Overall it was a great 16 day trip.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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Glad you had a great trip.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:33 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great trip but thats to hot for my Michigan blood.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:34 PM   #4
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Sounds similar to a trip we plan next year. Panhandle of Florida > Mt. Rushmore > Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon > Carlsbad Caverns > back home. Right at 5000 miles.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:22 PM   #5
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Nice trip but WAYYYYY too hot for me too!
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We were in that Laughlin, Nv & Needles, Ca area a few weeks ago and I see the hotter than hell temps haven't cooled one bit.
Lesson learned for us was never again in the summer since we're used to milder temps along the coast.
Might be a good place to visit in winter, early spring or late fall. But we also heard it gets windy down there too.
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Those temps are the reason why we spend the summers in the pacific north west.
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