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Old 05-29-2014, 12:23 PM   #11
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I think it's a 5.4. Plenty of horsepower. Towed well, just a little wagging when eighteen wheelers passed us. Ours is a 2012. They made a tow package for those years that added a lower gear and a transmission fluid cooler. Ours did not have those. I bought an auxiliary transmission cooler, but never installed because I bought the F250. Trans temps got to the 220 range at times. The 3.08 gears also kept it from getting into OD. If you're gonna tow with it, I'd suggest getting the Suburban, longer wheelbase, and make sure it has the tow package with gears and cooler.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:27 PM   #12
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No we were not going to tow with it, have my 1500 for that. I guess just more an fyi in case we are in a jam. Thanks, BTW my trans is in the 150 to 200 range when towing with the coolers and heavy tow package so I take that it is normal?....

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Old 05-29-2014, 12:31 PM   #13
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From what I understand at or under 200 is ideal. The higher temps won't kill it short term, but higher temps mean you need to change fluid more often. It will definitely handle the 26dbh as a backup. You'll feel the difference, but after a few white knuckles with the eighteen wheelers, I got more confident with it. Didn't think I'd enjoy it for a 1,000 mile trip though.
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:33 PM   #15
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Picked er up yesterday. 2015 26dbh limited. Maiden voyage- Tickfaw State Park...

How's she holding up Bradlo? I'm hoping with care and maintenance ours will still look new for years down the road.
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She has held up great. Just a few minor things really. I just put new tires on today. Apparently the ones that came with the camper were the cheapest of the cheap. It's a 2013 28bh we bought in 2012.
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What tires did ya go with? I'm considering looking for 15" LTs just for a higher speed rating.
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Nice. How about a report and pics from tichfaw?

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What tires did ya go with? I'm considering looking for 15" LTs just for a higher speed rating.

Went with the Carlisle's ST. Kept the 14"'s.
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