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Old 05-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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RPM's

Do any of you pay attention to the RPM's your tow vehicle is running when in normal towing mode? Just curious.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Yes - being a truck driver one learns to drive by the tack - now retired but still drive by the tack.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Very attentive to the rpms. Especially going up and down mountains. Same RPM and gear going down as it took to get up.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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Yes, RPM's very important criteria!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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Absolutly. I am running close to max so I always switch over to the RPM display when I tow. No need to run higher than I need to.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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You bet, limit mine to 3,600 rpm max. If that's not fast enough for those behind me, they can use the left lane or just be patient. Even tho' it will go a lot higher, I just choose not too rev it any higher in drive while towing.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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I guess I'm different here, but since my TV and passenger car are both automatics I rarely look at the tach in either one.

I do look at the TV one when we are going up a grade just to see what it it, but that is about the only time.

I have often wondered why auto manufacturers even bother to equip standard cars and small trucks with them other than to fill up dash board space.

I wonder if the majority of vehicle owners even are aware of what they are or what purpose they serve.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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If you know your TV's torque curve, you can up/downshift to maximize torque at any time - particularly helpful when climbing hills, etc., reduced strain on engine, and decrease in speed while climbing. This apparently helps maximize fuel mileage, also. Of course, if you're driving an automatic, you may not have a lot of control over shift points. Our MH is on Mercedes chassis, and the transmission has tip-shift feature, which is very helpful controlling shift points.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #9
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All of my vehicles have had either factory tachs (since 81) or I added them on the ones before 81 and all were automatics. I just like to know what the engine is turning plus it will give you an indication if the tranny is starting to slip.
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I don't pay much attention to the tachometer most of the time. My truck just chugs away at 1,600 RPM 98% of the time. I get an occasional downshift and then maybe 1,900 RPM. But I just set the cruise and let the truck manage itself.
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