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Re: [RC] Engine RPMs While Hauling - Sharon Levasseur

I guess I'd be interested to hear that as well.  I've got a gasoline 5.3L V8
hauling a 16' steel GN stock trailer with 1-2 horses in it.  I've never seen
the RPMs over 3k, and it's usually about 2k.  It never occurred to me that I
should worry about the number... I just don't let it shift into a gear that
makes the engine scream, if you know what I mean?
-Sharon L. in Maine

Quoting Val Nicoson <vnicoson@xxxxxxxxx>:

I have a 1/2 ton truck pulling a 3-horse BP trailer and the truck has an RPM
meter on the dash display.
It has a gas engine and a 4.5 or 5L engine...don't know which.
While hauling 2 horses today I noted the RPM read 2-1/2 and up to 3 on
occasion...depending upon my speed and the terrain.

So I'm just curious at what RPM reading does it show the truck/engine may be
straining vs not.

Just Curious,


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[RC] Engine RPMs While Hauling, Val Nicoson