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luvmydogs

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Posted: 01/28/21 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have been on the road now for 2 years and honestly we are nearing the end. There are a few mysteries to rv'ing we still have not figured out, and with the pandemic making everyones patience short, there are a few annoying things we do not understand, so thought we should ask the reasons why. SO, the most irritating thing in regards to the big rigs and some big truck and 5th wheel truck drivers, mostly the big rigs.The question is [emoticon]hy do most of you feel the need to leave your vehicles running for long amounts of time before you pull out and long amounts of time when you pull into a campsite? If there is no logical reason for this, I'll think I'll give up on mankind all together. Any logical reasons?

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Posted: 01/28/21 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Upon Arrival....MAYBE to allow Exhaust temps/Turbo Temps to cool down.
Although that really only takes 5 minutes of Idling

Departure.......Air Up but that only takes a few minutes


No there is NO Logical explanation for LONG Idling periods



Surely that is NOT WHY you are 'nearing the end' ??? !!!
Hardly a sound reason to 'give up on mankind'

Mankind has been making bad decision since the beginning


Is it time for your medication or mine?


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Posted: 01/28/21 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unfortunately you will not find them here, just out in the wild.
You don't need an education, the idler people do.

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What is your definition of a long time? When we leave we let the engine run long enough to air up, about 3 minutes and never more than 5 even bringing the slides in and levelers up.
Same for arriving. Engine needs to be running to level and move the slides out.
If someone has a gas RV without levelers and a small slide, 5 minutes might seem like a long time.


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3-5 minutes seem reasonable, but most leave them running for 15 or more minutes, and heard them run for almost 30. They turn them on and they havent even disconnected water and sewer. I would never think to start my truck before I was disconnected at least. Also, why do you need the motor to be running to get slides in? Cant you get them in by being plugged in?
No I'm not quiting rving for this reason although we've been on the road for 2 yrs, one the past in the pandemic and we've had enough. Way to many people with rv's anymore, its just not like it used to be, but I do appreciate finding out that its not me being to stupid to figure out why people leave there rigs running so long, but sadly then that means there are many more stupid people out there. lol lol

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Some people don't know what they're doing.


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luvmydogs wrote:

We have been on the road now for 2 years and honestly we are nearing the end. There are a few mysteries to rv'ing we still have not figured out, and with the pandemic making everyones patience short, there are a few annoying things we do not understand, so thought we should ask the reasons why. SO, the most irritating thing in regards to the big rigs and some big truck and 5th wheel truck drivers, mostly the big rigs.The question is [emoticon]hy do most of you feel the need to leave your vehicles running for long amounts of time before you pull out and long amounts of time when you pull into a campsite? If there is no logical reason for this, I'll think I'll give up on mankind all together. Any logical reasons?


On my 2004 3500 Diesel Dodge, I only let the engine idle for 5 min. after I have driven and the engine temp is in the normal heat range. The idling period is to cool the engine oil down to avoid damaging any bearings in the engine.

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As a bus driver, my experience is, the older diesels needed idle time to cool down the turbo and exhaust manifold after driving and to air up when starting, though it really didn't matter how long you idled them, and they idled at far less rpms, being far less noisy.
The newer diesels with the DEF and REGEN do not idle well, they need to be set at a VERY high idle, like they are ready to fly, which is far more noisy. A low idle creates all kinds of issues with the REGEN, filter clogging, turbos issues, etc. Expensive!
People are aware of diesels now because of the high idle rate to work with the pollution control items.
The newer diesels may be more "green" however most consume more fuel and have more issues with the new technology, meaning more down time.
Sad but true, the very reason we went with an older, far more reliable diesel.

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They're wondering why those stupid people don't have their engines running too.

Or maybe someone annoyed them last night so it's get even time.

To tell the truth, unless people are really making lots of noise late at night
it doesn't bother me.

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My MH must be running to lower or raise the jacks, and to extend or retract the slides. Other than this, there is no valid reason to excessively idle a diesel engine.


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