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Old 03-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #1
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RKanehl-towing question

Hello, I am towing a Rockwood 8280-31' at 8200 lbs. with my Nissan Titan at 60 mph in 4th gear. Everything works well, but my rpm is only running at about 1900-2000 and I am concerned that I am lugging the engine and drive train. In 3th gear, the RPM go up to about 2500 rpm. Is running in 4th gear at the low rpm ok ?

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The Villages Florida

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Old 03-18-2015, 05:45 PM   #2
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Automatic or manual ??


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Old 03-18-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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towing with 5 speed automatic

I have the 5 speed automatic with 5th overdrive, but only tow in 4th or 3th gear.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:46 PM   #4
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1900-2000 rpm is not lugging an engine, if it is not overheating, you're fine. If I get to 65 with the tow/haul engaged and it automatically shifts into od, mine drops to 1600-1700 rpm. Won't pull up much of an incline, but will hold it as long as it is level terrain.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:34 PM   #5
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Towing in 4th gear with my Titan

Thanks for the feedback. I have an oversized transmission cooler which always keeps me below 150 degrees while towing at 60mph on the interstate. My mpg is only 9.7, but I guess that is ok with the weight and the 13' height on the 8280.

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