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  1. #1
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    Funny air-flow problen!!!

    Stopped at a truck stop on my way out of town and happened to over hear an elderly couple in the line in front of me talking. The man was frustrated and telling his wife (?) that he has been hauling there other boat with his truck and had never had a problem with the truck over-heating. He continues that here he is with a lighter pontoon boat and he must pull over every twenty miles to cool the truck down. He was really flustered.
    They left out of the shop and I soon bought made my purchases and headed out to my van.
    As I was pulling out and around the parking lot to get back out onto the freeway. I noticed the same couple drive by me with the pontoon boat attached. I ended up behind them on the on-ramp and as things cleared I went to pass them. In my mirror I was had to look twice in utter surprise!!! The guy apparently had to run an "Oversize Load" banners on his truck for the width of the pontoon boat. He draped it right across his radiator! I hope this guy is not an HVAC Tech! Definitely no clue about the importance of airflow across a coil-his radiator to be exact!!!

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    u cant just post an oversize load sign on your truck..at least around here...u need permits and licensing plus i doubt the boat qualifies. he failed x2

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    will that really effect the air flow

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    Funny how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johncavh View Post
    will that really effect the air flow
    Im sure with it a 100* outside, and the A/C at 100%, trying to keep-up at 70mpg, towing a pontoon boat, and heading up the pass to the lakes....it really can't be healthy.

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    I bet his EGTs are pretty high too.
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    Looks like Idaho tags. He's got a long way to go, lots of mountain passes and a lot more overheating to do!
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    Gotta love the older folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slctech View Post
    Stopped at a truck stop on my way out of town and happened to over hear an elderly couple in the line in front of me talking. The man was frustrated and telling his wife (?) that he has been hauling there other boat with his truck and had never had a problem with the truck over-heating. He continues that here he is with a lighter pontoon boat and he must pull over every twenty miles to cool the truck down. He was really flustered.
    They left out of the shop and I soon bought made my purchases and headed out to my van.
    As I was pulling out and around the parking lot to get back out onto the freeway. I noticed the same couple drive by me with the pontoon boat attached. I ended up behind them on the on-ramp and as things cleared I went to pass them. In my mirror I was had to look twice in utter surprise!!! The guy apparently had to run an "Oversize Load" banners on his truck for the width of the pontoon boat. He draped it right across his radiator! I hope this guy is not an HVAC Tech! Definitely no clue about the importance of airflow across a coil-his radiator to be exact!!!
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    People are unbelievable sometimes. He probably figures that because oversize load banners are made of a screen type material, that it's ok to run it in front of the radiator.

    They're only made like that to minimize fluttering.

    If he doesn't have the obvious mechanical aptitude to know that the banner is blocking most of the air into the rad., then he sure the hell isn't qualified to drag that boat up a friggin highway with other cars around him.

    Clueless.

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    I've never seen a pontoon boat that was "oversized". Also if it were an oversized load they would need a permit and his commercial endorsement on his DL. I think he was just trying to be EXTRA safe.

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