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Old 08-23-2016, 01:56 PM   #11
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I went from a Tacoma to a 3/4 gas to a 3/4 diesel. No more revving 4500 to climb a grade at 35mph.
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:05 PM   #12
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I went from a Tacoma to a 3/4 gas to a 3/4 diesel. No more revving 4500 to climb a grade at 35mph.
Why is it people think 4500 rpm is so bad on a gasser ? if you go to the gm web site and lookup the 6.0 it clearly states ONLY 5200 rpm for max hp and ONLY 4300 for max torque . seems gm thinks these rpms are minimal . since the 6.0 is a small block pulling 4500 rpm is not even working the engine .
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:14 PM   #13
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Why is it people think 4500 rpm is so bad on a gasser ? if you go to the gm web site and lookup the 6.0 it clearly states ONLY 5200 rpm for max hp and ONLY 4300 for max torque . seems gm thinks these rpms are minimal . since the 6.0 is a small block pulling 4500 rpm is not even working the engine .
I never said it was bad.
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Why is it people think 4500 rpm is so bad on a gasser ? if you go to the gm web site and lookup the 6.0 it clearly states ONLY 5200 rpm for max hp and ONLY 4300 for max torque . seems gm thinks these rpms are minimal . since the 6.0 is a small block pulling 4500 rpm is not even working the engine .


Yeah, I have never understood the mentality either.

4,500 RPM's on a gasoline engine isn't just OK, it is normal when needing maximum torque.

I have an F250 with the 6.2 gasser & 6-speed. First thing I do after I hitch-up is put it in tow/haul mode and restrict it to 4th gear. Easy, peasy, works-like-a-charm. This is with a TT pushing 11k lbs and 3.73 gears.





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You are still within the tow capacity of your Nissan. Why not wait until you are ready to upgrade your trailer and let the trailer you choose determine the truck/engine you purchase? That will allow some time to evaluate the 2.7L engine for towing.

I chose my trailer first and purchased my truck to match the gross weight of the trailer.
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You sure about that; what is your payload according to your door sticker?
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:43 PM   #17
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Well this family is confirmed Toyota owners. The biggest vehicle
they make is what I own a 2010 Toyota Tundra which I will drive to
2025 or maybe beyond. I'm pretty well at my limit for hauling but
fortunately we've found The TT of our dreams. Plus we stay 4 months
in Arizona during the winter with it. I should explain. The 37 foot stays
year round in AZ. The 23 foot we keep up north.

2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L with tow package
2012 Heartland North Trail 30RKDD (37 foot)
2012 Rockwood MiniLite# 2304 (23 foot)
2005 Toyota Sienna (our other vehicle)
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:32 PM   #18
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Ian, I am calling you out on your payload to tow that much trailer.
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I tow with a 2015 2.7L F150, 3.73 rear end. Our current trailer weighs in about 3100 lbs and the truck handles it fine. We visit the NC mountains frequently and have no trouble going up or down the 6% grades we hit. I do have a WDH but only because I already had it for our old tow vehicle and the equal-i-zer is great for sway control. We expect to move to a larger trailer in a few years. Based on my experience a trailer with a GVW of 5500-6000 lbs is the practical weight limit for us even though max tow is 8200 lbs with a GCWR of 13.1K lbs. I have no doubt the truck could pull and stop safely at max but I prefer to have the extra headroom and keep things like acceleration close to what it is when not towing. Even limiting our looking to 5.5K-6K GVW trailers we will have plenty to select from when the time comes.
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Dear Seachaser186,
OK on my truck door reads: GVWR 3220kg / 7084 lbs

FR/AVT 1810kg / 3982lbs w P275/65R18
RR/ARR 1880kg / 4136lbs " " "

I have LT275/65R18 tires

Truck built May 09 in San Antonio, TX

Now in the 2010 Owners Manual pages 266 & 652
model code: USK55L-TRTDKA
Standard Bed (6.5 feet)
4wheel drive
Double Cab
5.7L V8
3UR-FE engine with towing package
GCWR 15,500lbs
Tow Capacity: 10,100 lbs

Trailer 37foot: GVWR 8600lbs
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