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Old 06-22-2011, 03:51 PM
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Understanding that towing mileage is not the same as unloaded mileage, this still sounds wrong.

And if you suspect the trailer brakes, it would be interesting to know what you found out.

You didn't mention what grade the hills were, how hot it was or how fast you were going and whether or not you were in Tow/Haul mode. In Tow/Haul mode it would drop down sooner than full O/D to a lower gear as the load slowed you down. If you were in full O/D, the truck will get pretty sluggish towing a load.

Let us know what you find out about the trailer!
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tow haul mode off, hills weren't that steep and only included about 2-3 hours of the total drive time. going about 70 or so. Haven't heard back from the rental company but we will see how it goes next weekend. Got another trailer to tow.
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Watching this because today as I was hauling my bass boat to/from the lake I noticed the RPMs were rather high on even the slightest incline. Boat and trailer are probably around 3300 lbs. Truck would settle below 2000 RPM as soon as I leveled out but on the inclines they would jump to 3000+ RPM and seemed to have a hard time switching into the final gear. This was in tow/haul mode.
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Watching this because today as I was hauling my bass boat to/from the lake I noticed the RPMs were rather high on even the slightest incline. Boat and trailer are probably around 3300 lbs. Truck would settle below 2000 RPM as soon as I leveled out but on the inclines they would jump to 3000+ RPM and seemed to have a hard time switching into the final gear. This was in tow/haul mode.
I hauled the boat (very similar weight, about 3200) this weekend in the hills of Missouri, and I was averaging 1600 in the flats at 65 ish and 2700 on the steepest hills. Now granted I have the 3.55's but I wouldn't think it would make that much difference. How fast were you driving? At 70 I was running about 1800. I did all of this with tow/haul off.
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