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Old 11-26-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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I have changed to toad from time to time to my Avalanche at 5200 lbs. Even with the beast behind us there is no engine issue. Just don't use more than 60% pedal and let the computer figure out the best gear. BTW if you very lightly push the brake pedal on the down side the 2012 and later transmissions will downshift automatically. If you have the cruise they will maintain the down slope speed by downshifting too.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #12
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Guys thanks for all the help. I was s nervous. First time with a toad and first time taking the RV up a steep grade.

It was perfect. It liked 50mph at 4200 rpm. I could have pushed her a little more but did not want to. We were fully loaded including the Jeep with fuel.

Coming down the cruise was set at 58 and barely even tapped the brakes. The V-10 is amazing.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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I haven't pulled the inside engine cover to look, but I wonder how much insulation it has along with under the front part of the floor.
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No Insulation under the floor pans and minimal on the engine cover. I added insulation to both and dropped the noise and heat level some.
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Update

Well I just wanted to share. We headed out for our second trip towing the TOAD and I can't be happier.

We went with the Falcon All-terrain tow bar and invisibrake set up. Pricey but it has been awesome.

Also when towing with the RV it also has been great. I listened to all the advise from you all and the RV really does know what it wants to do and at what speed. I set the cruise and let it do the rest. Our 329 has also towed well with very little struggle.

Here we are ready for deployment for our New Years trip 4 wheeling.
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