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Old 12-26-2009, 06:04 PM
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Towing with standard tranny

Another goofy question but for you gear grinders when you are loaded do you use 5th or (d).... Or do you keep it in 4th? If i recall 60mph in 4th would keep you in the neighbourhood of 2500rpm

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Old 12-26-2009, 06:14 PM
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I use my overdrive gear with no worries. I'm more concerned about keeping it between 2100-2500 rpm for best cruising speed and power.
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I tow an 8500# 5th wheel (Keystone Hornet) and will use my OD 6th gear, depending on the terrain, of course. On the highway, I will move between 5th and 6th to keep the rpm between 1900 and 2500 depending hills, traffic, passing, etc.
(I am calling the granny low 1st gear and the OD 6th gear)
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Push on up to 6th gear...of course that is dependant on the terrain or situation.
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Ya it all depends. I go 60 in 5th gear just for cruising.
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