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Old 02-03-2004, 11:10 PM
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Excursion Performance Question while towing

Excursion towing Question

I have a 2000 7.3 excursion. I will be pulling a 7000lb trailer about 2500 miles in total.

Is that too much weight?

If it's OK, when should I turn off the overdrive and when can I leave it on?

What RPM should I consider the limit for normal operations with the overdrive off?

Any info would be greatly appreciated as I am new to towing a trailer like this and I am new to the excursion.
 
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:59 PM
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Not just trying to boost your ego here but 7000lbs. to your excursion is nothing, and you will be fine in OD, just keep it 65-70 and your mileage should be fine as well. The only time i switch out of overdrive is on steep hills while pulling and that is just to keep my Exhaust Gas Temps down, and thats with about 12000lbs. you'll be fine!!
 
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Old 02-12-2004, 11:26 PM
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I have to agree with bigdieseldav, 7000 pounds is nothing for the Excursion. The only time I would turn off OD is when it starts "hunting" for gears while going uphill. Otherwise leave it on and don't put your foot into it.
 

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