I'm hoping to hear from some experienced towing folks. We recently purchased a Keystone Springdale 210BHL. Dry weight listed on decal as 4270. I have HD tranny and engine cooler. GVWR: 6700 Payload: 1450 Base weight Front: 3011 Rear: 2213 GAWR F&R: 3900 GCWR: 11,500 Max Tow: 6100 I am wondering what kind of rpm's I'm going to experience towing this unit with my listed TV. I'd like to get the warm and fuzzy that I'm not going to rev so much my engine goes airbone out the front ot the TV!!
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Mike & Marylyn + our hounds Emmit,Peaches and Bonnie
2012 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L Hemi 3.73 Diff
Reese 1500lb SC Hitch w/built-in sway control
2013 Keystone Springdale 210BHL
Even with a half ton TV (guessing that's what you have) you should be fine. My TT weighs about the same and I tow it w/ a half ton (Tundra). All depends on what kind of elevation you are going up and how hard you like to stomp on the gas pedal.
I'm sure it will scream often. I just sold an F-150 with a 4.6 and it would really wind up pulling a 14" v nose utility trailer. Same thing with my current truck & tt. I would not worry about it though; unlike our diesel brethren, high rpms are something the Gasser crowd becomes quickly accustomed to. As long as all the temps are in spec, you're good.
2012 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2 FX4
2012 Keystone Cougar HC321RES
Wwith the 3.55, with OD turned off. Mine does 2300 or so RPM at 65 MPH. Right in it's power band, running free, and happy. Will drop a gear, and run near 3000 up some interstate hills. Now IF it will hold OD. The RPM will be closer to 1900.
6100 is not much towing capacity, even for a half ton. By the time you load the trailer ad the truck you will probably be at the truck's capacity. Lock out overdrive and see what you have. You'll probably run higher RPM than most of us driving gassers, but the engine will take it. If the higher RPM is an annoyance, you might consider upgrading to a bigger truck. You'll need it anyway when you upgrade to the bigger trailer. I'm pulling around 8000lbs with a Tundra, but it's a 5.7L and a 4:30 rear end and it pulls all day at 2000 RPM, so there's no shame in towing with a half ton.
on grades and pulling up to highway speed with short merging ramps you will see 4000-4500 RPM. You will get use to it. The Truck is doing it's thing. Gassers must rev higher than diesels in order to make power.
My V10 pulling a 7000 lb TT will turn 4000-4500 rpm to gain or maintain speed on some steep grades. Don't worry about the RPM, as long as the temps are OK, OD is off, and the O/D light isn't blinking you are OK.
(Ford blinking O/D light means that there is a problem with the tranny, most likely overheated)
TT: 1995 Layton 2910
Tow Vehicle: 1999 F-350, v10, 2wd, Crew Cab, Dually
Hitch: Draw-Tite Trunnion WD Hitch
Sway Control: Valley dual friction sway control
Brake Control: Tekonsha Voyager
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