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Old 06-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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my towing trip is over, unfortunately my air bags didnt show up, did matter to much as you will see in the pic, the WD bars really made a difference.the weather wasn't great30-35 mph winds rain off an on, a little wiggly haha. kept my speed down, limit was 100 i dont think i broke 80, also didn't go much under 75 maybe once . she can pull, its a weird feeling you you push the gas and she dosent take off . specs on trailer turned out to be 8680 lbs. i had nothing extra in her or the truck so i barely stayed within my tow rating. i wouldn't want to do it very often. she pull 1500 rpm on the flat , 2200-2500 on most grades and the steeper ones 3500 rpm was the highest she went and slowly started picking up speed at that rpm. there were a hell of a lot more hills than i remembered. normals for my temps are , 96 for water 95 for oil and 54 for trans. max i hit was 102 on water 106 on oil and 63 on trans....75% of the trip it was 98 water , 100 oil and 60 trans. very pleased. but she likes the gas, avg about 8.5-9 mpg, not bad considering the hills.. set the trailer brake on 3.5 in the end seemed to be the happy place, used tow haul the whole way and air my tires to 45 psi, ( max is 50)
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my towing trip is over, unfortunately my air bags didnt show up, did matter to much as you will see in the pic, the WD bars really made a difference.the weather wasn't great30-35 mph winds rain off an on, a little wiggly haha. kept my speed down, limit was 100 i dont think i broke 80, also didn't go much under 75 maybe once . she can pull, its a weird feeling you you push the gas and she dosent take off . specs on trailer turned out to be 8680 lbs. i had nothing extra in her or the truck so i barely stayed within my tow rating. i wouldn't want to do it very often. she pull 1500 rpm on the flat , 2200-2500 on most grades and the steeper ones 3500 rpm was the highest she went and slowly started picking up speed at that rpm. there were a hell of a lot more hills than i remembered. normals for my temps are , 96 for water 95 for oil and 54 for trans. max i hit was 102 on water 106 on oil and 63 on trans....75% of the trip it was 98 water , 100 oil and 60 trans. very pleased. but she likes the gas, avg about 8.5-9 mpg, not bad considering the hills.. set the trailer brake on 3.5 in the end seemed to be the happy place, used tow haul the whole way and air my tires to 45 psi, ( max is 50)
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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That's a lot for a 1500 reg cab!
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Good to see you made it with no issues, like you said though I wouldn't make a habit of it
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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