2007 Tahoe Tow Vehicle
Is anybody else towing with a 2007 Tahoe? I'm wondering who has found it necessary to add a transmission cooler. The '07's still have the 4-speed auto (I think 09+ has the 6-speed). Our first trip with our Jayfeather 29y was probably the most hills we will ever see - pretty much a mountain road. I towed in tow/haul mode and shifted down to third to keep from wandering between gears on the 'shallower' grades.
Overall, it seemed to go great and the highest tranny temp I saw was 201*. Average was about 185* and after a short spike it would quickly come back down. What do you guys think about these temps? From what I've read it should be just fine, but I certainly don't want to junk my tranny! It does have the built in cooler that's basically a heat exchanger in the radiator.
On a side note, we invested in the Equalizer 4-pt hitch and it's awesome! It drove like it was on rails through the very windy roads in cruddy weather. I think front to back sway would be an issue without it due to our short wheelbase but the hitch dampens it to almost nothing.
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins H.O. 48RE
Equalizer 4-pt sway control hitch
Prodigy P2 brake controller
2006 Jayfeather 29Y (past Jayco :))