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Default Trans Temp pulling 6000 to 7000lbs trailer?

Just curious what the trans temp should be pulling a Travel Trailer about 6500lbs? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
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what should your trans temp be while towing?
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I towed a 4800lbs travel trailer and the highest I saw the trans temp was 155 degrees.
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It will depend on how much your are towing, your gear ratio, and how much your transmission is "hunting" for the right gear, road terrain, outside temp etc..

To give you an idea, I tow a travel trailer around 6500 lbs, with a 3:55 gear ratio, highest trans temp I've recorded was 96 c (204 f) that was on a very hot day and in 5th in the tow mode. If I drop it to 4th in the tow mode, there is less gear hunting and temps stays below 70 c (158 f).

I believe anything over 230 f will start to break down your oil and anything over 275 is the danger zone when you start to get warning lights and tranny breakdown...
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thanks jjram just what i was looking for i have the same exact setup and trailer weight and thats the hottest ive had mine also.
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