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Old 08-22-2012, 05:35 PM   #21
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Sure have and did't really notice any lack of power in ours. Swapped out the oem air for cold air intake and goes like snot.
Pulling a 27 RKSS 2012 Salem 33 feet overall with 6400 dry weight.
We hauled to NH for the July race and had to slow down for 1500 Chevs and 5.4 Fords. And that ws with full water tank for another 333 lbs - plus 12 more gallons in containers in te box withteh generator and spare fuel. No one seemed to be hauling with a Dodge.
Just watch your speed.
Thanks. I needed that!

Mine's a 4X2. Your 4X4 has a 3:15 rear?
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I have a 09 rambox crewcab 5.7 Hemi and 3:21 Rearend
I tow a TT. Around 7,000 lbs
Never look back , put it in tow/haul mode and go on
When not towing the best I get is snot 21.5 mpg on the highway

If you tow 6-7 times a yr , youll be fine ,
Go for it Turn those turbos loose
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #23
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Thanks Len & Cheri;

Love that Mustang! Got an '07 Cali Special in the garage...
Thanks! It's always nice to have more Mustang Lovers around Do you have photos of your Cali in your album?
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #24
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I have a 09 rambox crewcab 5.7 Hemi and 3:21 Rearend
I tow a TT. Around 7,000 lbs
Never look back , put it in tow/haul mode and go on
When not towing the best I get is snot 21.5 mpg on the highway

If you tow 6-7 times a yr , youll be fine ,
Go for it Turn those turbos loose
Same situation. That's what I'm, talking about! Thanks Capsfloyd...
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:21 AM   #25
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Thanks! It's always nice to have more Mustang Lovers around Do you have photos of your Cali in your album?
Here's a pic of 'Gus' in the stable:

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The tranny is an SST which allows the driver a second tow option to shift from D (Drive) Tow/Haul mode to M (Manual) mode with gear lockout provisions. (I was wondering what that 'M' meant on the shift select panel. In the 'M' mode, 6th, 5th, and/or 4th (overdrive) gears can be locked out as desired/necessary for hills/steep upgrades. It also allows to select gears manually using plus/minus buttons.

The Ford guy said with the 3:15 gears, I'll probably use O/D lockout options more than the guys with 3:55 or 3:73 rears and will probably gas up more often.
Close. In 'D' you can lock out individual gears (starting at 6 and working down.) In 'M' you make all the changes up shifts and downshifts. My 5.0 with 3.73 gears rarely goes into 6th while pulling my trailer (but about 1500lbs heavier than yours.)

Also tow/haul mode is not needed on straight and level travel and is made more for hilly areas. If you have the LCD screen in the dash there's an info screen somewhere explaining it in detail.

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Listed "dry weights" as seldom accurate.

Depending on manufacturer, dry weight is without batteries, propane, etc. some are even worse as they dry weight can be before options like slides, oven, etc.

You can probably add around 500 lbs right off to the listed weight for the trailer.

Unfortunately, dry weight for vehicles is the same. Ie: no oil, fuel, brake fluid, batteries, coolant, etc. add another 500 lbs.

Only real way to know what you're dealing with is to scale it empty and then loaded.....
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:39 AM   #28
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Here's a pic of 'Gus' in the stable:

Very nice! Super clean
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Close. In 'D' you can lock out individual gears (starting at 6 and working down.) In 'M' you make all the changes up shifts and downshifts. My 5.0 with 3.73 gears rarely goes into 6th while pulling my trailer (but about 1500lbs heavier than yours.)

Also tow/haul mode is not needed on straight and level travel and is made more for hilly areas. If you have the LCD screen in the dash there's an info screen somewhere explaining it in detail.

Have fun.
Greatly appreciated; I'm learning!

Just to make sure: in 'D', press the + or - buttons to lock out or add back the O/D gear?

Tow/Haul for hilly/mountainous terrain

Seems the 'M' setting would be best used in town while towing to take advantage of extending the torque available in 1st gear etc?
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Listed "dry weights" as seldom accurate.

Depending on manufacturer, dry weight is without batteries, propane, etc. some are even worse as they dry weight can be before options like slides, oven, etc.

You can probably add around 500 lbs right off to the listed weight for the trailer.

Unfortunately, dry weight for vehicles is the same. Ie: no oil, fuel, brake fluid, batteries, coolant, etc. add another 500 lbs.

Only real way to know what you're dealing with is to scale it empty and then loaded.....
Yes sir... I need to get to a scale, for sure so I know exactly what I've got.
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