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Old 08-27-2014, 12:14 AM
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So I watched my trans temperature while towing this weekend. The highest I saw was 190. Without the TT and "NORMAL" driving, I only see an average of 160ish. Are these normal temps for the tranny?
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:22 AM
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So I watched my trans temperature while towing this weekend. The highest I saw was 190. Without the TT and "NORMAL" driving, I only see an average of 160ish. Are these normal temps for the tranny?
190° while towing is fine for a TS trans. I see temps over 220° while towing steep and heavy here in the desert SW.

I say it a lot, but the TS trans really is a remarkable piece of equipment. With proper maintenance, it'll treat you good for a long time, even if you don't treat it the best.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:28 AM
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So I watched my trans temperature while towing this weekend. The highest I saw was 190. Without the TT and "NORMAL" driving, I only see an average of 160ish. Are these normal temps for the tranny?
How heavy were you towing? What were you towing? What was the outside temp? Was it on flat ground or up a grade?

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Old 08-27-2014, 01:30 AM
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Got my IR thermometer in. Neat little gadget. Hopefully get to mess around with it tommorow and learn all the functions.

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How heavy were you towing? What were you towing? What was the outside temp? Was it on flat ground or up a grade?

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7500 lbs 92 f up and down hills.. nothing huge....
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:41 PM
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Under those conditions, I wouldn't worry about those trans temps a bit, Wild Man.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:11 AM
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7500 lbs 92 f up and down hills.. nothing huge....
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Under those conditions, I wouldn't worry about those trans temps a bit, Wild Man.
^^^^ what he said.

100 over ambient isn't anything to worry about with that weight of a travel-trailer.

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Old 08-28-2014, 09:39 AM
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After installation I have yet to see my trans go over 180f. Mark (former ford trans engineer) mentions that up to 220-230 is ok.
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After installation I have yet to see my trans go over 180f. Mark (former ford trans engineer) mentions that up to 220-230 is ok.
is that for the transmission in a 6.0 or is a 7.3 the same?
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:24 PM
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He only commented for the 4r100 transmissions usually. But I am sure it is the same for pretty much any vehicle auto transmission.
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With regards to the TS trans, I thought I read something in the past about sustained 250°, and 300° for 30 minutes.
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The RV lifestyle is most enjoyable if you let the wife pick out the ammenities she wants. Us fellas just like towing the stuff around, hooking up, and having a nice place for her to cook while we watch TV.

I have an +11K#, 27' toy hauler that I've dragged around with my 2WD X for over 100K miles. Keep the dry weight under 9000#, which will leave you with room to add a ton of extra stuff, and you'll do fine. I've pulled coast to coast, and over plenty of passes with 10% grade or more.

My tongue weight is very close to 1500#. I have 1400# spring bars on my WD hitch, and I run my rear air bags at 60psi.

Weigh your truck. GCVWR should be 20K#. Deduct loaded(passengers,gear,fuel) truck weight from that, and you'll have max recommended trailer weight.
We went to a camping show yesterday, my wife likes a heavier more expensive unit and I like a not as expensive lighter unit. The one I like is a GVWR of 9490 with a dry weight of 7155 and a 788 dry tongue weight. The one she likes is a GVWR of 10663 with a dry weight of 8130 and a 1155 dry tongue weight.

I have a 24' car hauler that I rarely use with a Propride hitch I plan on transferring it over to the new coach. I do not have air bags or different springs so I may need to modify. What do you guys think?
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:14 AM
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Well we did it, we pick up our new 30' Puma on Saturday, with the salesman's help we kept the weight in the low 7000 range and the wife got everything she wanted except for the outside kitchen.
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You won't miss that out door kitchen anyways. The fridge out there has to be plugged into work anyways.
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I need to winterize mine, shes not going on any more adventures this year.
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