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Old 08-29-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hauling over 10k

Is anyone hauling over 10k with their DX3? If so, hows it doing? I'm pulling my Ram 2500 diesel @ 8k and it does pretty good on flats but pedal to the medal on hills. Thinking about hauling my bike in the truck bed another 700 lbs. I know it tow capacity is 20k but!!! Numbers can be deceiving.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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I'm hauling about the same as you and have had the same experience. No problems on flat ground, going through the steep grades (7%) of the Rockies I was happy at 45mph up and down.

I'm sure I can do 20k just fine, but you're gonna feel it on the mountains for sure. Then again so do the 600hp semis!
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I had a 3500 and traded for the 2500 mega cab. Come to find out there's only a 400 lb difference between the two.. that suprised me. Guess its part of it.. enjoy the view while crawling up..
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:05 PM   #4
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I am towing around 8500-9k; however, I have not pulled up or went down a 7% grade yet. Good to know 45mph is achievable. What gear are you in when climbing the 7% grade?


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Old 08-30-2016, 03:08 PM   #5
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I know I was in 4th going down with the jake on high. Only had to break it down from 55 to 45 a couple times in a longer stretch on I70. I tried 5th but boy did she want to run away then.

Cant remember tbh going up. It was either 3rd or 4th I want to say. I let the allison choose on that one though.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:36 PM   #6
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Did you tow I-70 from Denver to Grand Junction? Nice.


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Old 08-30-2016, 03:50 PM   #7
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Yup, both ways. Rig performed admirably.
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Same issue with smaller motor and towing, slows down to about 45-50 in Virginia mountains.


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I know I was in 4th going down with the jake on high. Only had to break it down from 55 to 45 a couple times in a longer stretch on I70. I tried 5th but boy did she want to run away then.

Cant remember tbh going up. It was either 3rd or 4th I want to say. I let the allison choose on that one though.

How did you get your speed under control when in 5th gear. Just put it in 4th with the exhaust brake on?


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Just a lot more braking to get it slowed down. I could definitely see how they'd heat up in the higher gears
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