Originally Posted by jimjacobs62
Have a question wth towing my 2016 Rockwood Mini lite 2304KS. I have a 2014 Ford F150 5 liter V8 4 x 4, 3.55 rear end and the trailer towing package. Took my first trip with the camper and truck struggles to maintain Interstate speeds. The transmission is constantly shifting between 4th and 5th gear. Is anyone getting the same performance ?
I tow a Mini Lite 2306, with the same truck/gears, in a 2012 F150. If you slow down a bit you will see a difference. I run about 65-68 mph. I lock out 6th and always use tow/haul. It will go into 6th on long flat stretches, but as soon as you hit the slightest hill, it gears down. So there is no point in using 6th for me. I would never lock out 5th, with this set up. Running in 5th at 65, my rpm sit just about 2000. It will climb hills in 5th, and drop to 4th on bigger/longer ones. Our last trip, 400 miles round trip, half highway, half back roads I averaged 11mpg. The more I tow, the better the truck seems to do. Good luck.