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Old 09-09-2015, 08:48 PM   #21
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I myself have a DP not that the gasser will or will not go up the hill and down the other side . It's not apples to apples and the V 10 is a great power plant .forget the mileage for get the price of the DP compared to the gasser .
To me it's all about the floor plan the air ride the air brakes the height of the unit going down the road cross winds or when a 18 wheeler blows by.the 10 KW gen set 100 gal of fuel .how can you compare the F53 to a fright liner and on and on
Again I'm not saying one is. Better then the other.sometimes you want a hot dog sometimes you want a hamburger I don't know which one is better
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:03 AM   #22
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I have a 2008 gt350ts with 29,000 miles on it. I had the Banks Power Pack installed 2 years ago. Today we traveled from Pendleton Or to Burley Id. There is a killer hill in southeast Oregon on I84. I climbed it at 3500 RPM with the cruise set on 45. It climbed the whole hill, no problem, passing semi's.
The engine makes the most power in that range NO PROBLEM. As for down hill, I let it build up to 65MPH then stab the brakes to bring it down to 50. Repeat as necessary.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:48 AM   #23
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We just did a trip from Florida to California with our 378XL TS had no problems with the Passes just remember to use Tow Mode we are pulling an enclosed 18 ft trailer also.
We are at the end of a 5 month cross country an no problems doing the 4 corners of the U.S.
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:01 PM   #24
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We just finished a 4300 mile round trip to GA,SC,NC,TN,IN,MI,OH,PA,MD,VA,NC,SC, back to FL. V10 24K Chassis and average 6.88, best 7.6 towing VW Jetta TDI. Two factors affecting mileage 1) use of Generator and 2) minimize fuel in Toad. I use the cruise, and found that 60-63 mph was best even when climbing hills, would cancel it and use accelerator if it down shifted to keep rpms ~3400. When downshifted it would be loud and 5400 rpms, but you could pass trucks on I-77, though they would blow by me down hills. Tow feature is helpful on down hills.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:17 PM   #25
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When downshifted it would be loud and 5400 rpms, but you could pass trucks on I-77, though they would blow by me down hills.
I traveled I-77 extensively, especially the WV turnpike portion before retiring this year. I would run at or 5 over the speed limit and trucks there would still blow my doors off on downhill runs. I usually got payback entering VA northbound on I-77 at Fancy Gap.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:53 PM   #26
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We have a 2013 378XL. We chose it because of the floor plan and price. We tow a 2008 Honda CR-V. No issues going up or down a hill but then again we are in no big rush to get anywhere. Very good dependable engine.
Though if money is no issue then buy a Prevost.
We are happy and. The money we saved we can travel without thinking about the cost.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:16 PM   #27
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I have a 364TS but have not towed with it yet. How do you turn on the tow/haul? Thanks.

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Old 09-15-2015, 09:40 PM   #28
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The button on the end of the gear shifter. Even though I tow all the time I use mine sparely.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:43 PM   #29
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The tow/haul button is on the end of the shift lever. I recommend you read the owner's manual to be sure you are familiar with what it does. Happy camping!
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The button on the end of the gear shifter. Even though I tow all the time I use mine sparely.

I use mine going down hill.


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