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Old 04-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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Running higher RPM's dosn't always mean poorer gas mileage.....snip
With my TV/TT combination I have to agree with that statement. My 6.0L gasser doesn't loose any MPG when I tow at 62mph in 3rd, as compared to towing in 4th (D) with the transmission hunting frequently for gears (tranny temp rises a little as well) under the same conditions. With my set-up in 3rd gear it throws out another 400-500rpm at 62 mph.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the great feedback !! I will check my owners manual too. I know that I will never get good gas mileage pulling my TT but I do want to make sure I am not stressing the TV more than I have to. At 150K mile on our Toyota it has been rock solid. Other than normal maintence and a sun roof repair that I was able to do myself, it has been a great vehicle.

I'll post next week how our first trip in the new camper went!
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #13
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If you don't have a transmission cooler, this would be a great time to add one, and get the fluid changed while you are at it. It will keep you TV moving a lot longer.
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