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Silverleaf VMS
#21
I have been all over the internet trying to determine the maximum engine parameters for my DDEC iV. I am trying to set up the alarms for my Silverleaf: coolant, oil and transmission maximum temperatures; maximum rpm and speed; minimum volts and anything else that might be appropriate. Any suggestions would be helpful.
2001 Newell #579
tow a Honda Odyssey
fun car: 1935 Mercedes 500K replica
#22
gang,

i am going to start a separate thread for series 60 and for 8v92 on operating parameters. that way we can all weigh in (and a 6v92)

great idea chester

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#23
Just in case someone is interested, I have reconfigured the data and gauges shown on my VMS, and have repositioned my Asus 10.1" tablet for maximum visibility through the steering wheel. I fabricated a small aluminum frame to hold the tablet at a higher level. Attached are photos of the frame, the VMS gauges, CoPilot GPS, and Microsoft GPS.
               
2001 Newell #579
tow a Honda Odyssey
fun car: 1935 Mercedes 500K replica
#24
Nice job Chester!!! Since I started using my VMS I ignore the analog gauges.
Steve Bare
1999 Newell 2 slide #531
#25
Steve, I have some of the small aluminum parts left over in case you want to fabricate one in Spearfish.
2001 Newell #579
tow a Honda Odyssey
fun car: 1935 Mercedes 500K replica
#26
Chester,
Thanks for the offer! I'm using a stand alone silverleaf unit.
Steve Bare
1999 Newell 2 slide #531
#27
This is an update on using my Silverleaf for the first time on a trip. During this last week I have traveled about 2,200 miles in my Newell and it has performed flawlessly and a pleasure to drive. The one exception is a relay that went out on my front a/c. Sent the control board to PA to be rebuilt. Now as to the VMS, the engine water temp. is almost always 188 degrees, the transmission 192 and the engine oil 182. There is very little variation throughout the day even on hilly terrain. This afternoon I crossed the 8,000 ft. Raton Pass. I purposely left the cruise control on, set at 65MPH, and I did not have to touch a thing. The transmission shifted automatically when needed with no lugging or over revving. When I first started up the mountain, the water temp. jumped to 250, but immediately went down to 199 as soon as we started up the steep grade. The transmission maxed out at 205 and the oil stayed at 195. Coming down the pass, the Jake held the coach and Odyssey to 65MPH and max RPM of 2,300. Applied the brake only once for a few seconds. I am very pleased with the information that the VMS provides and it seems to be much more accurate than the analog gauges.
2001 Newell #579
tow a Honda Odyssey
fun car: 1935 Mercedes 500K replica
#28
Tom,

Yes as you stated the older one is a little flaky with USB.  We are looking at replacing the one we bought from you several years ago and wanted to know what you purchased?  Have model number and any info on the one you currently have? 

Anyone else that has replaced are welcome to chime in here!  :-)

Thanks
Pam
Jeff and Pam Reganall
1996 45' Newell Coach #432 Series 60, Allison 6 Speed
Towing 2012 3/4T Ram Truck loaded with the RZR 1000XP
#29
Pam try calling Silverleaf support before you replace it. A few years ago I had a similar problem and the tech told me to change a setting using the dip switches inside and it worked much better.
SilverLeaf Electronics
2490 Ferry Street SW
Albany, OR. 97322
888.741.0259 541.967.8111
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 Foretravel 36' U320
former 1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486 

former 1993 Newell 39' #337 
2011 Chevy Tahoe 

2010 Silverado w/ RZR 570LE
#30
Forest,

I will have to call them and talk with them on it. OR better yet..Jeff can talk with them! :-)

Thanks
Pam
Jeff and Pam Reganall
1996 45' Newell Coach #432 Series 60, Allison 6 Speed
Towing 2012 3/4T Ram Truck loaded with the RZR 1000XP


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