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RE: White Knuckle Trip

Mitch It wasn't the semis, but the stress I thought I was putting on the transmission and engine. Thanks for all your inputs. Sounds like if my trans and engine are OK I just need to be patient. I haven't had a tune up since I bought it in Jan, so I plan to do that. Ron Myer
myerind 11/10/20 08:24am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
White Knuckle Trip

I bought a 2001 Rialta QD recently. It slept 2-3 which is all I needed. I wanted an RV that handled well and was easy on gas. Because of the age, I expected to have to do a few upgrades. Because of the interest shown in this forum, I installed a transmission cooler My first trip was into Michigan which went well. I found a few problems, but nothing serious. My second trip was a little more adventurous. I was going to visit Utah's National Parks from Arches to Zion. Through what I call the flatlands everything went well. The problems started West of Denver. There are two stretches of 6% grade. The RV shifted from D to 3rd as expected, but was still not making progress. I shifted to 2nd and was able to stabilize at 40 mph. Meanwhile, semis and larger RVs were passing me easily. During this stretch and for the rest of the trip, it was white knuckle driving waiting for something to blow up. Once I got back to the flatlands, everything was fine. I'm sure that many of the members have driven this route. My conclusion is that either the Rialta is under powered or that I have a problem with the transmission or engine. I am assuming that the interest in transmission cooling has to do with mountain driving. So, my question is under powered or something else?
myerind 11/09/20 05:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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