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Posted: 06/12/22 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

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blofgren said: "Exhaust brake - I played around with the settings on it, and even in full on and the transmission in tow/haul mode, it worked OK, but definitely not nearly as strong as the one in my Ram/Cummins. I would estimate it to be about half as strong, but I suspect that the one in my truck is super strong due in part to the manual transmission."

The EB is the same and works the same with a stick and the auto's in lockup in the newer RAM's. No matter how you slice it the CUMMINS EB is second to none. When I can hold back 34k on a several mile 14% downhill locked in 2nd without touching the brakes that says it all.

I will take cold brakes at the bottom over winning the race to the top.


The truck that has the capability to be first typically will give you a more easier pleasant towing experience.

Remember... Towing just got easier!


I am fine with getting to the top every time AND having cool brakes on the way down. If I am fine with my measly 385/865 and towing 35k combined West coast most anyone else will be thrilled.


My expectation is a Ford dually with 3.55 gears would handle your trailer on that same grade in 2nd gear and 4000 rpm fairly similar to your Ram. The problem with the Ford is that you'd have to slow down at the top slow enough to get the truck to drop to second then let er go, where as the Ram will drop to second and hold things back without as much drama. The Ford would be at 4000 rpm and about 37 mph and a Ram with 4.10 gears at 3000 rpm and 35 mph both in second gear.


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Posted: 06/12/22 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YEP

Unfortunately I did not get the tach in the pic but it was around 3k.

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Here's a video from today of my 3.31 geared pick up with 36k lbs gross combined weight. I'm going down a short 9% grade. It gets a little steeper at the end of the video where the engine revs to about 3200 rpm. I've got quite a bit of cushion before I'd have to use the brakes.

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Maybe I missed it, are you able to see what gear you are in?

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Posted: 06/12/22 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^ There is a window showing which gears are available and what gear the transmission is in. It might be too small to see in the video? The display is a vertical window on the right hand side of the tach. The transmission was in second gear in the video.

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Being blind in one and can't see out of the other does make it hard to see some things. BUT it was clearly visible if I had looked a bit closer.

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