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Old 02-18-2014, 11:24 PM
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I have pulled 8K on a 7% grade in Tennessee. I hit 4500rpm with my 3.73 only because I wanted to see what it could do. Started at the bottom doing 55mph. We I got to the top I had been at 70 for about a mile or so. The next mountain had an 8% and I backed it off a little and maintained 55mph with no problem without all of that high rpm.

Whether 4.30 or 3.73 get the Electronic Locking Differential.
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The high RPM (above 3000) is not as bad as most postings make it sound. You hear it but the cab has pretty good sound dampening. It is not as loud as you would think. Personally, lock out 5 and 6 going up hills and you are fine. On the trips I pulled my trailer last year, I never had a problem with engine noise or power. The truck's power train just did the work without issue. My trailer trailer is 6000 pounds when loaded. My wife and I bought the truck with the trailer upgrade and other plans in mind in the future.

Lately, I have been running a locked out 5th and 6th around town and even on the highway. Then I will unlock 5th and 6th.
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I pull an 8500lb 34ft travel trailer and have been down to Tennessee in the Smokies and with 4 adults and the trailer it pulls like a freight train and I have 3.73's. We never lost speed anywhere and the lowest it went in gears was 3rd. I always run 91 octane fuel when towing though as it does make a difference in power even without a tuner. Of course now that I loaded the 87 octane tow tune from 5 star I will never go back to stock as it makes that much difference.
We have nearly the same TT, it makes me happy to read this. I have only pulled it once from the dealer to home, about 65-70 miles with no issues. We will be full timing soon so I like to read accurate depictions of how this truck works in the mountains.
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We have nearly the same TT, it makes me happy to read this. I have only pulled it once from the dealer to home, about 65-70 miles with no issues. We will be full timing soon so I like to read accurate depictions of how this truck works in the mountains.
Man we love the floor plan of yours and it would have been the only one we would have bought over ours if it was available in 2010 when we got ours.
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My old 2 valve V10 with 285 horse and 3.73 would pull any hill with our 32' 5er. We live in the mountain west and have some pretty steep mountain roads. Full timed for two years and have never had much problems with old truck (u-joint and motor mount) in 220,000+ miles. Looking to finally order a 2015 in a couple of months.
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