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post #11 of 24 Old 03-22-2015, 01:34 PM
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Hello , question for towing guys , what are gauges reading on while tow mode of trailer , water ,tranny temp , oil temps etc and what gear in tow mode switch on ? Thanks I try the other day on a cool day for first time to tow my 26 enclosed car hauler with out car , rad 205 F tranny 175 F oil temp 168F 6-7 gear at 65mph . I have install air lift bags set at 35lbs no issue there will see with car but i do have level bars should be good . Looking to see how some guys towing to max how temp read and what gear tranny is in ? Thx
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I guess what I'm getting at is it seems as if many refer to the "light duty transmission" in the eco as the concern with towing over what's recommended by the factory. It just seems odd if the tranny behind the hemi and eco is the same and the hemi properly equipped can go into the mid 10k range why it would be a problem with the eco. Don't get me wrong, if I had something that heavy and was towing frequently then in my opinion there would be nothing less that a 3/4 ton in my shop.
The difference is the intercooler used. Even if we use the same we are burning hotter than the gasers mostly due to the turbo, maybe it is why we got a single stage turbo instead of the two stage in the titan.
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Better get your manual out and see what the proper operating range is for your truck. That's the safes bet. I'll be towing my 3500 lb boat in a couple of months then I can reply on what my gauges are reading.

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We took a two day camping trip this past weekend to check out the new to us/used 34 foot Rockwood TT. Never checked it at a scale but it was about 7500 lbs. One small mountain pass but it was a long slopping grade to 3900 feet. In tow haul it was in 2 or 3rd no cruse. Temps were normal but the transmission was just at 199 then dropped right back to 179 once we hit the summit. It is a very narrow curvy road so have to drive slow even when not towing. I felt the truck handled it very well. https://www.dieselramforum.com/forum/...1&d=1427828112
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Great pic, thanks for this. Do you have a load levelling hitch or just rely on the air suspension?

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Yes,, I have a WD hitch with stabilizer bars and Timbrins on the truck. No air.just coils.
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Yes,, I have a WD hitch with stabilizer bars and Timbrins on the truck. No air.just coils.
Perfect, me too. Good to know I can tow a 34" trailer with the right hitch.

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Perfect, me too. Good to know I can tow a 34" trailer with the right hitch.

zoomie, do not plan to win any races though. I set the trannie to 7th gear and do not want it to even worry about 8th. It spends most of its time in 6 and 7. It was very responsive to the throttle when needed.
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zoomie, do not plan to win any races though. I set the trannie to 7th gear and do not want it to even worry about 8th. It spends most of its time in 6 and 7. It was very responsive to the throttle when needed.
That's what I would expect with that load. Thanks again.

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I've towed 15,000# on 21 ft trailer I've got 355's never had problem I think that's just a suggestion kind like 55 mph speed limit Lol
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