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Old 10-17-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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Banks Power Pack

Has anyone installed a Banks Power Pack on a Jayco Class C. Our Ford seems to struggle for power and we are not in mountains. We are planning a trip our west next summer, and don't want to get into the 6 degree climbs with no power. Any of you class c folks have suggestions?
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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If it is gas you probably won't be able to get much more power. If it is a diesel then you have LOTS of options. Check out some of the diesel forums and inform yourself.
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A good power programer would be my first thought for you... I am very happy with my Bully Dog..
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:57 AM   #4
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Yeah, we had a 400 Cummins diesel and have traded down to a Class C with gas Ford engine. I guess I'm just getting over the shock.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
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With any pulling engine the absolute FIRST thing I do is to change to a K&N air filter. It usually makes the most difference. Banks sells a complete intake system for most trucks - you'd have to check with them on one for a motorhome - perhaps if the Jayco is truck based.......

But the K&N alone is usually worth 1+ mpg.

On my Chevy Duramax the Banks intake with K&N was good for about 1.5 mpg, and the Banks powerpak was good for probably another 1 mpg.

I can't speak to how well they work for gas engines. I have found that the Banks salespeople seem to be pretty honest & up front about what their products will or won't do. At the time I bought the powerpak & air intake they advised me NOT to buy an exhaust system if my primary goal was fuel economy (I have a dpf and it's illegal to remove it).

On my Ford gas 5.4 the K&N alone without an intake was good for about 1 mpg.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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Here is some reading about air filters for ya.

http://forum.mopar1973man.com/thread...-Dodge-Cummins
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:58 AM   #7
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Mainly I am looking for pulling power in the mountians. Tranny keeps shifthing down and rpm goes up. Will Power Pac help with this problem?
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Just shift it down and let it rev a little. With a gas engine there is no substitute for cubic inches.
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