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Old 04-25-2020, 05:19 AM   #1
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Oil or Xmission Coolers

We just purchased a 2019 Freedom Elite 23H and completed an Alabama toTexas to Virginia to Alabama run to transport my 99 year old mother-in-law. The trip went well; everything worked, and I was pleasantly surprised by the V-10's power.
My question is this: Have any of you installed an aftermarket oil or transmission fluid cooler? I know the tranny was put through it's paces on some of the hilly areas and wondered if a cooler would extend it's life.
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Old 04-25-2020, 07:46 PM   #2
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I certainly would not bother. These things are made for what they do and already have oversized coolers. I put a transmission temp gauge (Scan Gauge) on my Freedom Elite and the temp never budged even in the high mountains of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming with their 80 mph speed limits. My Class A uses the same drive train, weighs more. is less aerodynamic and tows a Jeep. It includes a factory transmission temp gauge and it too has never budged past normal. If youíre worried about it buy the gauge and just keep an eye on it. The Scan Gauge just plugs into the port under the steering wheel. It can monitor all sorts of interesting things in addition to transmission temp. Iíll even think about selling you mine if youíre interested as Iím no using it anymore!
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thanks! I've been using a Bluetooth obd scanner in my car; didn't think about using it in my RV. I'll definitely monitor temps, etc. A much better idea than I sing coolers.
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