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Old 06-14-2014, 01:39 PM
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I recently went down to Reno and met my in-laws to pick up 3 ATVs (all 2x4s) and a single axle trailer to hold them all. I wish I knew how much weight it actually was, but I didn't think to ask.

Before heading back, I had the coolant system flushed as a precaution to prevent overheating on the way back because I've never towed anything heavier than a couch in my truck up to that point. Coming back with the ATVs/trailer in tow (which bumped the trip from a usual 7 hours to just under 11 hours) and mid to high 90s outside, I was BEYOND impressed to see my truck stay at 200 or lower almost the whole trip, even doing 70+ mph and hitting some VERY steep mountain climbs. The highest it got was about 230 on the steepest series of climbs.

Anyways, there's always room for improvement. Any of you frequent towers know of any upgrades (electrical fan systems, bigger radiators, etc.) that will keep my truck even cooler for future trips? I've been looking around the web and came across a few high-flow fans, but outside of that I haven't really had any luck (plus those fans are in the $300-400 price range...there HAS to be cheaper ones).

Thanks for any help!
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For towing, you'll want to stay away from the e-fans. They just don't pull as much air as the mechanical fan does. If you don't tow, then the e-fan is a great mod that will add 5 to 10 hp to your repertoire.
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