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Old 12-18-2008, 12:35 PM
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I pulled my 5er home yesterday the sticker in it says 9700 lbs empty. I had my edge set to level 1 towing. The truck seemed to handle it ok and I never really got over 1000 on the egts unless I was really pushing it.

My truck seemed to do ok when I got up to speed but really seemed to feel it taking off from a stop.

when moving, I was in od and it never really hunted for a gear till we got down to around 50 to 55 mph. otherwise it was in od and happy.

The truck seemed happiest around 2k rpm and held in OD just fine.

so is it better to pull at 2k rpm (65 to 67 ish) or should I get the RPMs up or down?


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Old 12-18-2008, 12:56 PM
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2000 - 2200 rpm's is your trucks happy place when it comes to the torque peak. It will not hurt anything but your wallet to cruise at a higher rpm. That's a sweet looking trailer and truck ya got there. I keep looking and dreaming in craigslist.com at 5th wheel travel trailers.
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:04 PM
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2000 - 2200 rpm's is your trucks happy place when it comes to the torque peak. It will not hurt anything but your wallet to cruise at a higher rpm. That's a sweet looking trailer and truck ya got there. I keep looking and dreaming in craigslist.com at 5th wheel travel trailers.
yep I could tell that 2000 was about right and a few times I hit 2100 to 2200 (at 70 mph) and at that point the truck almost felt like it was hardly working at all! I am sure the MPGs were in the crapper at that point! I am working on my wvo system and all that wont matter too much when I am done!

This was one of those right place at the right time deals. funtime rv in denton is near my resturant that I get my oil from and we stopped in there one day to dream. They were showing me the 40k+ even 1 55k+ unit. they were sweet! but I could not afford that. Then 2 weeks later the sales guy calls me on friday and says he just took in a used unit that he felt was perfect for me. we were going to pick up oil on sat anyway, so what the heck we stopped in and looked. This thing is an 04 but only used a few times. it still has that new rv smell! I got them to throw in the hitch for the truck, a hitch on the rear of the 5er and also a 3 yr warranty! look around, there are lots of people looking to get out from under these things now a days with the market sucking so much.
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I hear ya. I am just waiting on a good deal like that to jump out at me. Are you doing your own wvo system or are you buying a kit to install???
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I am building my own kinda based on the vegiestroke and leons design from wvodesigns. I am waiting on parts at the moment got most of them so far just waiting on my FPHE (should be here anyday now) and some of my fittings are on backorder from the hydro shop (no idea when they will be in )
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Sounds good and good luck with the conversion. We have the best trucks suited for wvo conversions. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email and I can get you my number. I have learned a lot in the last year since I converted my truck.
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