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post #11 of 14 Old 07-02-2014, 09:08 AM
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Tow haul-mode worked best but the rpm's sure are higher than I like as it holds lower gears.
Maybe take it out of tow-haul mode at highway speeds? Always thought tow-haul mode is for low speeds to help with acceleration, atleast that's what my owner's manual states..

What kind of toyhauler is your rig?

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This toy hauler is a Coachman Blast. Third toy hauler I have owned since 2008.

First one was a Weekend Warrior. Just a year old, I liked it until the side blew off crossing Texas. Then it got worse. Two-years old and the entire front rotted out with water leaks. Not fixable easily, though I spent thousands trying. Company went out of business.

Next was a great Forest River Work and Play. 30 ft. of house but too long and difficult to park and deal with. Towed it across the country twice. Loved it parked. Hated it towing but it towed easily behind my 1/2 ton Cummins.

Another loss and found this one. Literally everything is good. Wife thinks it's too small inside for a quick stop-over. We have to take at least one motorcycle out to sleep. She wants a bigger one right now. I like this one.
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Just towed my 10 X 6 cargo trailer weighing in at just under 3000lb.
1400Km over the Rocky mountains from Vancouver to Quesnel BC.

Hwy speeds were between 100Km/h and 125Km/h

Total average 13 L/100Km.

At least you only have to take one bike out to sleep properly. I have to take all the bikes out, put down a foam mattress and sleep in the 10 x 6. I would love to have a toy hauler like yours.
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What you have is a "poor man's" toy hauler. Friend from Pa. has the same that he rigged with fold-down bunks. He made it as nice as is reasonable. It's hideous.

My wife would not even think about setting foot into it, let alone sleeping there. She likes the shower, hair dryer, TV, microwave for popcorn, heater, air conditioner, comfy bed, fridge/freezer and pooper.

If I don't provide that, it's the "pooper" for me.
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