12/1/2021: OK folks, the new forum software is up and running

As has been mentioned, the look of the forum is different. As time permits, we may customize the look a bit.

I have created a new thread to discuss the new platform: viewtopic.php?t=4960

The new platform should be stable and fully functional. Please report any issues in the new thread.

Thank you all for hanging in there with me as we made the rather bumpy trip over to the new platform.

Jim

Josh and Faith's 1978 Model 05 Entertainer

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Re: Josh and Faith's 1978 Model 05 Entertainer

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Well the ole girl made a 400 mile round trip run over the weekend. Took a few more pics before we shut her down. For reason the interior photos are posting sideways tho so here is a few from the outside
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Dreamscape
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Your NameCOLON Paul T. Lawry
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Bus ModelCOLON 1968 Silver Eagle Model 01
LocationCOLON Full Timing - On The Road

Re: Josh and Faith's 1978 Model 05 Entertainer

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Welcome!

It sounds like your 8v71 is pretty normal. How much oil do you use in say 500 miles? How is your speed on the flats?

Going up hills is a different matter, especially pulling a trailer or toad. They are just slow. Keep the rpms up and you'll make it to the top and watch your temps. Take a sample of your engine oil, dropbox and rear axle to a CAT dealer and have them run some tests. You can get a kit from them. Then you will know what's gong on.

Before we installed an 8v92T in our, 01 the 8v71 would maybe get 19 mph tops going up grades. I just waved as all other flew by. :lol:
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jbk008
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Re: Josh and Faith's 1978 Model 05 Entertainer

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We used about 2-1/2 quarts, but no telling how much of that we lost on the ground. Between the slober tubes and leaks from the backside of the motor I don't think she burns that much. Very little smoke on start up all the time unless its in the 30's. On the flats we can run 65-70 all day long its just getting there. 3rd gear seems to take forever to get through.
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Re: Josh and Faith's 1978 Model 05 Entertainer

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Check the FB page . You are the cover for the day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2028594 ... ment_reply
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