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Towing heavy load with 6.4, need advice.
I'm a Marine pilot and I'm about to move from Jacksonville, NC to San Diego, CA. I have a 18' tandem axle car hauler (weighs about 2000lbs, rated at 10,000) that I plan on towing my wife's 2001 Toyota 4Runner with. My truck is a completely stock with the exception of an Icon 2.5" level kit with 4" blocks in the rear, adj track bar, shocks, etc (shouldn't affect towing too much). I'm not new to diesel trucks and definitely not new to towing, but it doesn't seem like this truck has a lot of instrumentation to monitor things such as EGT's, inlet temps, etc.
I know I'm going to get crappy fuel economy, but I get reimbursed for that pretty much. How will I know when my EGT's, etc are getting too high?
And for the fuel nuts:
Unloaded on a 1200 mile round trip this past week I averaged 17.2 mpg @70mph. I'm pretty happy with that. On the way home @80mph it was 15.8. 10mph makes a huge difference apparently.
2010 6.4L F250 FX4 CC SWB, Icon 2.5", Leer 100XQ, Loaded out!
My other ride runs on JP-5