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Old 12-13-2010, 10:16 AM   #11
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My last coach had a workhorse chassis and let me tell you this ford tow haul aint no workhorse w22 with tranny brake.With the workhorse I was able to desend steep grades out west without ever touching the brake.With the ford tow haul the coach tends to run away even on moderate grades.Workhorse is no longer building RV chassis because of their big recall on defective calipers but I am sure going to miss them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:11 AM   #12
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My last coach had a workhorse chassis and let me tell you this ford tow haul aint no workhorse w22 with tranny brake.With the workhorse I was able to desend steep grades out west without ever touching the brake.With the ford tow haul the coach tends to run away even on moderate grades.Workhorse is no longer building RV chassis because of their big recall on defective calipers but I am sure going to miss them.
The 2011 Ford V10 Chassis has a transmission brake also. If I did this right you can read about it in the attachment.

Motorhome_ClassA_Catalog.pdf
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:27 PM   #13
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Well I am now in Palm springs area and the motorhome performed admirably. The breaking on hills was pretty darn good. I can't say it was as good as an exhaust brake but it was good.
I was even more surprised by the hill climbing ability. Although not recommended for good gas mileage I put it in cruise at 55 mph and I went over the Siskiyou summit and only dropped down 5 mph. The engine was torquing it pretty good and the tach showed it was reved up to 4000 RPM but it went over the summit passing even the diesels except for those without any trialer in tow. I was impressed.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:21 AM   #14
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.....4000 RPM.......I'll bet that thing sounded like a chain saw.
Not sure I want to buzz mine that high RPM for very long.
Just saying.......
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4000 rpm doesn't sound too bad. But, if you have the cruise set at about 62 mph and you go up a grade like that it, pops up to about 4800 rpm and that is pretty nerve racking.
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