Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
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I have been using ScangaugeII and Exhaust gauge for 4 years. Towing my 15K 5th wheel with the Hypertech program on level 2 for 3 years and now level 3 for one year.
The stock power was not very comfortable and the trailer felt realy heavy, but on level 2 the truck pulls like the trailer is much lighter with no temperature problems. I lately found the EGT gauge had a bad wire from the exhaust manifold so I replace the gauge with a fuel pressure gauge which I feel I need more, because I have a feeling the hypertech has never cause my engine to run in the danger zone while towing. Never saw any coolant heat levels or exhaust temperature levels to cause conserns.
Fuel mileage has been unbelievable for the weight towing, and I know I will never tow without the programer on level 2 or 3. A scangauge showing all the truck important readings also is a must, I find best fuel mileage is at low turbo pressure, and torque so the programing allows towing with both values low enough to be very effective.
In Addition I tow while on cruise and if there is a dangereous demand on power the cruise kicks off before loosing speed in the hills so I take it to the top while observing the gauges.
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2005, 6.0L, 6 Spd Std, 3.73 Rear End, F250SD, Extended Cab, 4 x 4 Long Bed. 2008 extension mirrors. GPS/TV/DVD/CD/Rear Cam/Radio installed, Max Energy programer by Hypertech, and Fuel Pressure Gauge. ScanGaugeII for 60 plus XGauges, and MPG. ELC Cat EC-1 Coolant, Pull a 39ft 15500Lbs 5th Wheel Camper Trailer. Mileage Avg is 20MPG, and pulling 12.6MPG.