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Too much power.

I don't know about anybody else but after pulling the 5th wheel around I have to keep an eye on the speed getting above 70 is way to easy if not paying attention.

This 6.7 power is outstanding and the engine brake isn't to shabby on the down side of the mountain.
 
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I've only towed about 5 or 6 times with mine but I always use the cruise control. It rarely, if ever, shifts down to 5th gear. If I see a substantial grade I hit the brakes and ease into the throttle to keep up speed. I only run between 62-65 to keep it safe and the fuel mileage up. I think it would do 100mph no problem.
 
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I don't know about anybody else but after pulling the 5th wheel around I have to keep an eye on the speed getting above 70 is way to easy if not paying attention.

This 6.7 power is outstanding and the engine brake isn't to shabby on the down side of the mountain.
 
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Originally Posted by scraprat View Post
I don't know about anybody else but after pulling the 5th wheel around I have to keep an eye on the speed getting above 70 is way to easy if not paying attention.

This 6.7 power is outstanding and the engine brake isn't to shabby on the down side of the mountain.
Around here, many FTE members attempt to solve this problem by returning to their RV dealer and buying a longer, heavier trailer. Triple axle rigs that almost can't fit into a picture when hooked to their 6.7L trucks.

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Originally Posted by my_crib_too View Post
Around here, many FTE members attempt to solve this problem by returning to their RV dealer and buying a longer, heavier trailer. Triple axle rigs that almost can't fit into a picture when hooked to their 6.7L trucks.

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I would hate to see the 5th wheel that equals the towing power of these trucks. I assume it would have 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Seriously though, I'm sure there is one out there that might force the 6.7L to shift down to 4th on a 6% grade.
 
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I tried to rep you Bruce, great comment.

When I accelerate from a stop there are times that I back off the throttle because all that pull stress on the hitch and kingpin kind of makes me twitchy. If we go full throttle just try to imagine what the forces are on that area!?!? Especially when the turbo kicks in and the "rush" hits.

Towing with these diesels is just a pleasure, hands down. I would think it would be equally nice with the other brands too, but dang, the SD is one darn fine tow vehicle. It's why I have one.
 
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I would hate to see the 5th wheel that equals the towing power of these trucks. I assume it would have 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Seriously though, I'm sure there is one out there that might force the 6.7L to shift down to 4th on a 6% grade.
Got the two bathrooms and it will shift to 4th and run up to about 3100 rpms.
Run that oil temp as high as 248 on a long pull.
 
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After years of reading the forum and the diesel sections it certainly is a pleasure/ reassurance how these 6.7s (maybe the early 11' not included) have very little problems.
 
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I remember the first time I came up this hill near us. The old 454 was screaming and hit a top speed of 45 by the time I got to the top. The 6.7 was doing over 70 before I got up it. Power out the ole wazzu.
 
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Wish it had more power, not enough. Once its hot, it doesn't make 400hp. Still a great truck to pull with, just need more power!
 
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Got the two bathrooms and it will shift to 4th and run up to about 3100 rpms.
Run that oil temp as high as 248 on a long pull.
Mine has 1 1/2 baths but I haven't hit a grade that needed 4th gear. I went over Arbuckle Mountain on I35 and never shifted out of 6th. I ease up on it and let it slow down a little. On the same grade with the 6.0 I could do it at speed but it would shift down and get a little hot. The 6.7 temps stay normal. I haven't seen much in the way of grades yet but I'm pulling to FL, TN, GA, and AL this summer so I may see some 5th gear action.
 
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Wish it had more power, not enough. Once its hot, it doesn't make 400hp. Still a great truck to pull with, just need more power!
That why you have to upgrade to a 2016... It's got 440hp
 
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That why you have to upgrade to a 2016... It's got 440hp
2017 rumor of 500hp/1000 torque...

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I wish I had a De-Tune **** in mine... I could use the extra fuel mileage.
The rig is very strong though... Just at 28K total weight here and it tows like a dream...











 
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It does have a de-tune feature. Use less skinny pedal, no real magic there. Also, just because it has 400+ hp, does not mean you have to use all of it. Seriously, it's a simple matter of physics. Going faster or running it harder is going to cost you more fuel. Put a phone book under that go pedal and you have the de-tune you are looking for.
 

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