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Old 11-12-2018, 03:43 PM
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Ahhh, I get it now. I will do that from now on. Good to know. I'm not only the new guy on the forum, I'm the new guy with a toy hauler. I plan on seeing this country before it goes to the dumper. Retired Submariner, and semi retired law dog. I'm still learning. The tranny is my first concern. I'm looking for the operating band. Then, I need to find a way to help it out if I can. Thanks for helping me out. I really appreciate it.
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I haven't pulled with a 6.4L, but I do have a 3500 crew cab stakebed at work and can say the 5.7s like to cruise at 2000-2500 RPM loaded. You'll need more for inclines obviously
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FYI, the direct drive gear is 4th on the 66RFE (1:1 ratio) so when you lock out the gears, lock out 5 and 6 while towing and it should keep the truck from shifting to and from 5th; I doubt you'd normally see the truck shift into 6th except on downgrades, but still.
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230 isn't hot enough to be concerned about on a transmission. Especially if it isn't doing it when you are empty or not pulling.
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It is for an RFE
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Something's up. I pull a 7k (loaded to camp, no water) bumper tt, which is quite a bit lighter than you but my 6.4 (2014) gets the oil hot and the engine pulls up if I push it up a long steep grade, but my trans never goes above 172 F unless I'm repeatedly pushing (50% or greater on the throttle) it up grades from a standstill. Even then I don't think I've broken 180...

I'm also on the 3.73 gears, I pull full fresh water most of the time so I'm probably closer to 7500 lb, and between me, the wife, 2 kids and the rest of our house in the bed, I've probably got another 1200-1500 in the cab and bed.

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You really shouldn't even pay attention to a trailers dry weight as it won't be close to actual weight.
The GVWR of the trailer will be much closer to what your towing......has been on all our trailers as indicated by scales.
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You really shouldn't even pay attention to a trailers dry weight as it won't be close to actual weight.
The GVWR of the trailer will be much closer to what your towing......has been on all our trailers as indicated by scales.
I'll second this. My trailer says 5850 dry on the sticker, and I sit at 6850 with only a jack, wheel chocks, two flashlights, two batteries and two full propane tanks per the CAT scales.
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