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My jeep has the RV brake system in it so braking is no problem.

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Just got back from a trip into California's Sierras. Towed my 3,500 lb. Honda CRV up over 7,000'. Several 6 and even 7% grades. Dropped to 43-45 mph on most, let the transmission do its thing, never touched the shift lever. RPMs got to 4,000+ and the cooling fan was noisy. Saw the temp gauge briefly get above halfway, heard the fan increase speed and the temp came right back down to normal. RV is a 2018 28' class C on a Ford E 450 chassis. You won't have any problem.





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Got a 23u thor chateau, e450 2017. Just got back recently towing a jeep unlimited Rubicon, 300 lbs motorcycle and rack on back. Cargo bay filled. .. Idaho, Wyoming, NV, CA deserts 110+ heat. Jeep has brake system. This trip like many before it,
You'll be fine.??????

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DRTDEVL wrote:

There is no "charge air" in a naturally-aspirated engine.

Aside from that, the advice is solid.


Drtdevl,

You are obviously not a refugee from the engine labs of Detroit.

Change Air is what every IC engine sucks in. It can be atmospheric pressure, it is still charge air.

Matt


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If you know how to select a proper gear for the grade, overheating should not be a problem if you are not exceeding the GCVWR (gross combined vehicle weight rating). I've towed my 4Runner over 12,000 foot passes with my '03 Winnie. Mine is 24' so I have a lot more of the GCVWR that isn't consumed by the motor home gross weight. You need to weigh the motor home and the jeep then do some simple math to see where you are.

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