Originally Posted by twojump36
I really like the motorhome.... after a few problems got fixed, it really is what we wanted and fits our lifestyle and family's needs.
I do not like the transmission... but I guess I'll just drive it the way it is for now. I talked to a Ford Tech in Salem Oregon near where I live and he said I could bring it in and maybe they have an update for the tranny or they could change shift point programing in the ECU...
I like the engine braking on the down-hills but 4500 rpm's seems like it's going to come apart.
I drove a NASCAR car once and it's the only thing that you needed to run up that high I've ever experienced...
FYI I only got 5.76 mpg on the trip towing the Jeep... lots of hills over here in Oregon... seems like it's up hill both ways!
Looking forward to a few more trips before we put it away for the winter.
5.76 is way too low. I just returned from a 10,000 mi trip from S Fla to Coeur d'Alene via NM, Moab, Hells Canyon and back through Glacier, Rocky Mtn and Chicago. I average over 8. I had a CEL come on and fuel econ was dismal like yours but it was a stuck valve in the evap canister. Fixed in TX and mpg back up. I get reasonable economy by driving at 60 - 63 mph, Slow starts, no cruise control unless on flat roads with favorable winds and no tow/haul (yes I tow).
The tow haul mode programming disables O/D.
There is another thread in this section where tuners are being discussed. All evidence indicates that a tuner will help you with your concern (which I share).
Spent a couple of weeks in your Ainsworth State Park last year. Loved it!