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Old 05-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by tlc View Post
Our one and only trip with the new fifth wheel was south to the beach. What do you think about installing the chip?
I've had passing thoughts about it. But, it's my understanding that it voids your warranty if you do add a chip (or modify). And, I was talking with a fellow at a truck accessory center who had put one in his truck and basically it made it so powerful it eventually blew up the engine. I sure don't want that to I'm thinking there won't be a chip in my future.


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Old 08-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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Hi folks, new member, looking at a Columbus 320rs. Where did you guys purchase your trailer? I am currently talking with RV wholesalers, and they seem good, but do not take trades, so I will have to sell mine outright. I noticed the post about the upgraded hitch package with the air ride, I am assuming you would recommend that. I am towing with a 2012 GMC Denali, 6.6L. Any issues with the 3/4 ton and this unit?
Thanks for any replies, this will be a big purchase for us, so we are going slow.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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Just now reading this about the "chip" whatever you do DO NOT put an evolution chip on your truck. We put one on our F250 and it was a horrible experience. Could never get it tuned in right so when it changed gears it bucked and jumped like a bucking bull. On our last trip out we had had an external cooler put on the transmission but it did not work we barely got home and just got the truck out of the shop - the transmission was eaten up. We had heard about this happening after the fact of getting the chip and talked to people who told us that their transmissions had gone out and even transmission shop heard of it so DON'T put on an evolution one. Jeane
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #14
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