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Transmission getting to hot

I have a 01 F350 Dually two-wheel drive with Reading utility bed and metric automatic..I've been having increasing trouble over the past couple of years with trans temps...I pull a 29ft Airstream all over and last year I noticed the OD light flashing when I was in the Blue Ridge mountains...I called my mechanic and he said that means the trans was getting to hot...sure enough I pulled over and you could see the smoke coming off it...when I got home I installed a Trans Temp gauge so I could monitor the actual temps in the would run 180-220 empty and 240-250 I installed a larger 6.0 trans cooler hoping for some results...but it didn't much help at runs the high temps on long hills or when I drive against very windy is still running 250 anytime I'm in the question is "What could be causing this"? it is nerve racking to be hundreds of miles from home with a camper and always worried the transmission is going to "give up the ghost" even running the trans as hot as I have for a few many times now the fluid is clean and smells normal...I have lots of travel plans this year and really need to get it sorted...I love my truck but the trans seems to be a weak link...any guidance in right direction would be great...and also if I find a decent transmission shop in my area(middle of nowhere) could they do any test or scans to help them figure out what is wrong?......Thanks
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At those temps its time for a rebuild most likely. Especially if youve ran it like that for a while

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