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RE: engine brake while towing?

We'll see how long it takes them to answer. Your inquiry has been received by the FCA Customer Assistance Center. We appreciate your contact with us and look forward to getting back with you as soon as possible.
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 11:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Students Blamed for Trashed Camp

So, the USFS allows college students to camp, knowing full well they will trash the place? Sounds like someone should be fired.
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 11:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: engine brake while towing?

Actually, the shifts aren't firmer up-shifting in TH, just delayed. The abruptness occurs during downshifts with TH and the EB engaged on downhills.
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 10:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: engine brake while towing?

OK............Thanks for sharing :C
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 10:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: engine brake while towing?

I can't find a single source that backs up your theory concerning increased line pressure using TH in the 68RFE. Theory? Are you sure you want to play that game? I'm curious about your claim of increased line pressure using TH. I'm not finding any corroborating information. If you have engineering facts concerning the 2008 model year 68RFE and increased line pressure in TH mode, I'm interested.
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Going to Yellowstone? Don't do this...

The animal could have been saved, but the Government stepped in. They kill animals for a living. Check into it..........
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why do people spell Cummins with a "ings" ?

Ever since Cummins sold Ford, people thought ford an gm actually knew something about diesels. Amazing :h
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tornado Weather

Good luck :S
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: slides first or stabilizer jacks first?

I would stabilize first, but I don't have a slide.
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 05:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: engine brake while towing?

I think that "buttery smooth" shift referred to has a lot to do with how long and how often the torque converter is unlocked. When unlocked it generates heat which is the #1 tranny killer AFAIK, and the main issue here. With T/H activated, the torque converter spends a lot more time locked up, keeping the tranny cooler. It's still unlocked in first gear and when shifting between gears, but I think the rest of the time in T/H it's locked in. Pulling up hill with the TC unlocked is clearly a no-no. There would be a lot of engine torque being converted to heat. I would always have the T/H on when going up. But I'm not so sure about going downhill without T/H. Especially when manually forcing the tranny to downshift. I suspect the TC is locked anyway when you do that, but don't really know? Doesn't the EB only work when the TC is locked up? If so, you should find out pretty fast if the TC is locked or not when going down. If locked, even without T/H on, I can't see a problem. The 68RFE will lock up in 2nd thru 6th with or without TH, uphill or down.
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do people spell Cummins with a "ings" ?

I'll give a reasonable answer... It's because Cummings is a more familiar name, as in Bob Cummings, an old entertainer/actor. He was good :C
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 11:19am General RVing Issues
RE: engine brake while towing?

I am not going to tell you how to run your truck, but towing without tow/haul mode is asking for premature transmission failure. Contrary to most peoples beliefs, a buttery smooth shift is harder on a transmission than a firm one because the smooth shifts allow the clutches to slip causing heat and clutch wear. In tow/haul mode, the transmissions line pressure is increased which makes for a quicker firmer shift and reduces clutch slippage which means less heat. It also holds gears longer because a constant shifting transmission creates more heat. You can run your truck as you wish, but I just thought you should know if you don't. I can't find a single source that backs up your theory concerning increased line pressure using TH in the 68RFE.
coolbreeze01 05/26/16 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: engine brake while towing?

I use TH but usually turn it off on steep downhills, preferring to do the downshifting myself. I often use 3rd and 4th gears on decent. The EB actually allows a faster, yet safer decent than a gasser towing the same weight. Foot brakes are seldom needed. Why are you turning off the TH? You can still downshift with it on. Higher line pressure is important when towing down or up a hill!!! I don't like the auto downshifting. So much smoother when I do it. Works great, you should try it before criticizing. Maybe driving a 5&4 with a Jake brake in the hills made me a better operator.
coolbreeze01 05/25/16 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram redesign

The Ram is so much more truck than F or GM already, we'll be OK.
coolbreeze01 05/25/16 05:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I 80 out of California through Nevada and Utah

I take I-15 to I-84 then catch I-80 EB.
coolbreeze01 05/25/16 10:09am Roads and Routes
RE: truck tire choices

I don't get any noise from the Toyo AT II's on my PU or on my Highlander.
coolbreeze01 05/25/16 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: engine brake while towing?

I use TH but usually turn it off on steep downhills, preferring to do the downshifting myself. I often use 3rd and 4th gears on decent. The EB actually allows a faster, yet safer decent than a gasser towing the same weight. Foot brakes are seldom needed.
coolbreeze01 05/25/16 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Students Blamed for Trashed Camp

"Both the University of Oregon and a fraternity issued apologies over a trashed campground on Lake Shasta, where a group of college students partied over the weekend." Who gets the job of cleaning up? "Spokeswoman Phyllis Swanson with the U.S. Forest Service said several groups have offered to clean up the mess left over the weekend at Slaughterhouse Island, including members of a fraternity whose logo was found on a drink cooler at the campground. The University of Oregon chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity issued a statement on its Facebook page Monday evening, calling the scene at Lake Shasta "absolutely unacceptable."
coolbreeze01 05/25/16 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Students Blamed for Trashed Camp

"Both the University of Oregon and a fraternity issued apologies over a trashed campground on Lake Shasta, where a group of college students partied over the weekend."
coolbreeze01 05/25/16 07:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planning Mountain Trip

When you see a 15mph curve sign, believe it ;)
coolbreeze01 05/24/16 02:30pm Towing
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