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Old 07-05-2016, 02:21 PM   #81
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I always keep 87 in my truck, even if it does cost more at elevation.


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Old 07-05-2016, 03:37 PM   #82
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Guess not all 6.0 are created equal . I've towed my 29hsf from Yellowstone . teton pass , through out Colorado [the I-70 gauntlet ] rabbit ears , grand mesa , all the way to Fort Meyers FL and back again to Yellowstone and the 6.0 and truck does just fine . are there times when i wish i could fly up the passes at 65 , Sure . but the number of miles thinking that is only a few and the miles i have no cares thousands !
Has nothing to do with power. It has to do with loading 1300 pounds aft of the rear wheels. Can it physically pull it, of course. Is it safe, absolutely not.
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Has nothing to do with power. It has to do with loading 1300 pounds aft of the rear wheels. Can it physically pull it, of course. Is it safe, absolutely not.
Huh? Northstar has a 3/4 ton truck. What's wrong with 1300 lbs??? My payload is 2904 lbs.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:04 PM   #84
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Agreed, NS has a 3/4 ton. He was just being nice enough to help point out the octane difference in the mountains.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:15 PM   #85
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Has nothing to do with power. It has to do with loading 1300 pounds aft of the rear wheels. Can it physically pull it, of course. Is it safe, absolutely not.
What you talking about ?? the chevy 2500hd can handle the 1200lb TW and the 9000++ lb TH no issues all with in specs and tows well .and the Truck is safer then most . not like those that tow with a f-150 or 1500
So maybe you want to clarify your statement as to what is not safe ????
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:18 PM   #86
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Huh? Northstar has a 3/4 ton truck. What's wrong with 1300 lbs??? My payload is 2904 lbs.
Thanks . My cargo 3206 in thew std cab long bed nanernaner
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Steve even at lower elevation mid grade is best . the antiknock sensor will allow you to put in Regular but it's causing the sparked to be retarded and you'll lose a little power but it won't knock . with mid grade i find i get max power and mpg even at sea level
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Yep, going to try some 89 octane on the next trip and see what difference I have.

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We just got back from a trip to Granite Hill CG with our RW 2703WS. My 2011 F150 EB pulled it just fine and it was more truck than I needed for the grocery/beer run. It is about a 60 mile round trip with pretty level roads so not a long haul. I did average about 12mpg there and back.

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We just got back from a trip to Granite Hill CG with our RW 2703WS. My 2011 F150 EB pulled it just fine and it was more truck than I needed for the grocery/beer run. It is about a 60 mile round trip with pretty level roads so not a long haul. I did average about 12mpg there and back.

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I was pretty happy with my TV & TH combo around home with only 1-2 hour pulling trips. But when I just went out to Yellowstone (1,100 miles one-way), that really opened my eyes to towing a larger camper.

Until you have pulled your camper up & down 6-10% grades and for more than 15 hours (one-way...), I'm not 100% sure anyone can say their TW is just right for any camper. Unless you will always being camping within 1 hour of your home on flat roads...

Not trying to start any issues, just sharing my personal experience...
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