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RE: [RC] [RC] towing engines lq trailer vs motor home gas vs diese - Alison Farrin

To our 2000 Dodge (same as this one below except a year newer) we added 4" exhaust, a computer chip to increase the torque and an air brake.
I can't wear out the brakes.........
Pulling a 3 horse fully loaded bumper pull with a 9.5 cabover camper on top, I have NEVER run out of pulling power.  If I don't get stuck behind a slow tuck I can do 55 up the north to south side of Tejon pass on Hwy 5 and that sucker is steep.  The only thing we have done is replace batteries in addition to regular maintenance.
Alison A. Farrin
858-748-6500 X107
14251 Danielson St. Poway, Ca 92064

Here's my experience, I purchased a used, 99', Fully loaded (King Cab, Custom-ordered by first owner for a HD 'one ton' pulling capacity)... It is a 6-cylinder, Cummins Diesel...  If I'm not pulling, I get about 22-26mpg on the highway.  If I'm pulling my 24' Gooseneck 5-horse slant - fully loaded. I'll get about 10-14mpg, depending on if it's flat or hilly.  I've had very few mechanical problems with this almost 8-year-old truck (computer chip needed replacement, battery replacements - standard fair for an aging vehicle).. I have had a major complaint - I've had two  brake jobs that ran over $600 each on it (think it was hubs (?) or something that always goes out of spec and must be replaced...)... The other complaint with the Dodge - is that when you've got a HEAVY load - it has problems keeping interstate speeds on Mountainous interstates. This is due to being only a 6-cylinder Diesel.

- LP

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