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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 08/01/22 01:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMHO they are as useful as those "TAGS" I believe they were called that people were slapping all over the back sides of their RV's.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

IMHO they are as useful as those "TAGS" I believe they were called that people were slapping all over the back sides of their RV's.

I can see how Air Tags would help at some level but I just can see myself covering the hole back of my RV with them . This Air deflector I got is removable and you can lay it down flat.





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Not to nitpick, but pretty sure your 2012 is a 6-speed, rather than 5, but def not 10! [emoticon]

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MFL wrote:

Not to nitpick, but pretty sure your 2012 is a 6-speed, rather than 5, but def not 10! [emoticon]

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shoot I forget I thought its a 5 but will verify here in about a hour when i drive it home from work . I can put it in manual mode and it shows all the gears on the display

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I have pulled the same unit, 2016 Redwood 39MB that is 43' tip to tale and pushing 20K with a 2011 Duramax 3.73 gears and current 2018 Duramax also with 3.73s, both Duallies. and have averaged between 10 to 11 on both putting 50K miles on the RV


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Michelle.S wrote:

I have pulled the same unit, 2016 Redwood 39MB that is 43' tip to tale and pushing 20K with a 2011 Duramax 3.73 gears and current 2018 Duramax also with 3.73s, both Duallies. and have averaged between 10 to 11 on both putting 50K miles on the RV


Ya anyone here with a 2012 ford F350 DRW pulling a large RV ? or is it just mine LOL . my empty average is 15.5 ish , pulling my RV 7 maybe 8 that's it. I wish I got 12 pulling but I just do not.

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cj99 wrote:

MFL wrote:

Not to nitpick, but pretty sure your 2012 is a 6-speed, rather than 5, but def not 10! [emoticon]

Jerry


shoot I forget I thought its a 5 but will verify here in about a hour when i drive it home from work . I can put it in manual mode and it shows all the gears on the display


So you are correct its been a while since I've put it in manual to see the gear selector display looks like mine is the 6-speed auto
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It will definitely keep the bugs from getting so thick on the trailer or at least move the bug line up.

I tried on a small SUV and travel trailer and could see no difference in fuel economy when towing.

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TXiceman wrote:

It will definitely keep the bugs from getting so thick on the trailer or at least move the bug line up.


False. If it is too far from the front of trailer it might pull bugs pushed out by windshield back in.

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There are the "Lie O Meter" guys and the fill it to the top hand calc guys. I am #2.

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