Pulling over 8klb. Heavy cross winds. Approx 2100 rpm/64 mph.
Hendrix is on. Life is 👍
It wasn't even close, I have a high wind load but only 8klbs. I can see why she is rated to 17.5klbs towing. Most of the day 1500 to 1600 but up the vine she kicked down to around 2100. My wife look at me knitting as were in the left lanes. Just shook her head at my stupid grin.Hope you had it cranked up to the max!
LOL.It wasn't even close, I have a high wind load but only 8klbs. I can see why she is rated to 17.5klbs towing. Most of the day 1500 to 1600 but up the vine she kicked down to around 2100. My wife look at me knitting as were in the left lanes. Just shook her head at my stupid grin.
I meant Hendrix!
Hendrix always took a lot of grass and alcohol to digest. Some of his songs more than others. When the Isley Brothers gave him another chance on life but getting his guitar out of pawn and hiring him to play with them he was the best. Later the drugs got to him and he went into his own funk, leaving them to go mess up his life on his own.
He and Janice Joplin are just two examples of talent from that era ruined by mental illness. Those that could not read the artist on the screen picture you posted are the ones with the mistake.
Oh - unrelated fact but still interesting. Just returned from a run down the interstate to a party in Sarasota. My EVIC, not towing is pushing the 22 mpg reading. I know it's a lie but rarely have I gone anywhere not towing so it was refreshing to see tonight. AT the party my brother-in-law there showed off his brand new Laramie Limited 1500 with Hemi. 3:92 rears in a two-wheel drive and sexy beyond sexy. He let me lap in that luxury of leather and scan the movie screen up and down. Even showed me the engine compartment looking empty with even that Hemi in it. He discussed his disappointing fuel mileage but added the power was impressive.
Well I started it up to look at things. He had about a 1,000 miles on the engine. His mileage since he filled and reset read ....
Stupid me!Hope you had it cranked up to the max!
My problem with the ED is that it didn't do it. Despite having the same (stock) HP and TQ ratings, the 20 year old Ram would out-tow it any day of the week. Obviously mileage didn't compare, except with a trailer behind it.I would say easier is an understatement, I just never really understood how big a difference it is in mountainous and windy conditions and on interstates in general. Yes the ED did it, but this beast does it sooo much easier!!
Thank you Vern. I think of you often when towing. I really feel the combination is now a sports car for a rv. The ATC is the lowered version, 4 wheel torsion and spread axle. Heavy on the toungue with the 5.5 onan, only lightweight furniture in the garage so she tracks straight. Heaviest load is 100 gallons water, 35 gallons fuel. So far just mad I didnt do it a long time ago. Stubborn and stupid, east of the Rockies maybe, but this neck of the woods will test your TV quickly.Lol HVAC I gave you a like when you first posted this but then thought I’ve been over the grapevine many times with TTs and as heavy as 9,100 and ain’t no way he is sticking to 2,100 or 64 mph with that weight. Now I read it again and laughed at myself for not realizing it was with the Cummins.
Yep that’s definitely the truck for that job. Lol memories when I took a too big for my truck 9,100 TT from Portland to LA I hit the grapevine with a head of steam at 70 mph and dropped to 50 flat on the floor as she crested the top with something like 244 water 266 oil. And having the engine brake & TBC I so agree the downhill confidence & control is a great feeling. I know I’ve been a broken record here over the years on the value of that when towing in the mountains.
And as you mention wind is another thing. When you go the other way out of LA on the 15 and come off that pass through Victorville often crazy strong wind with the sail of TT it will throw you around some even if you set your WDH & weight distribution by scale results. Only so much you can do. It come to a point where you need that extra Truck weight and stiff suspension well except to slow way down or wait till it calms down. I hope she is problem free for big miles and keeps you grinning.