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Discussion in 'Field Gear, Camping Equipment, and Trailers' started by Wacobipe, Aug 8, 2014.

   
  1. yakken

    yakken 100cc

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    does it have tow mode?

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  2. yakken

    yakken 100cc

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    also with that many miles make sure your radiator isnt stopped up with bugs and dirt. check to make sure your engine fan is working correctly.

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  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    And buy a ford.
     
  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I drive an F350 SWB and love it. A diesel will get you a 1/3 of a million miles. Mine has 250k+and runs like the day I bought it new.

    Although I saw a commercial today where Ford has 0% APR for 72 months. :rolleyes: But mine runs so well I probably will wait another year or 2.
     
  5. Try a cooler thermostat. They typically come with 185 or 195F temp thermostats.

    It is very possible that your radiator is plugged up, from the outside, thru the fins. Could also need a flush and fill. Wouldn't hurt to have the transmission serviced as well.

    My '14 F-150 with the 3.7L V6Pulls my 6x14 V Nose well. I just don't get in any hurry when going places with my trailer. Temps never exceed normal operating, even climbing steep grades.
     
  6. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Sounds like the transmission isn't locking out the torque converter. I would agree with others here, if you are going to do a lot of traveling to contest, a diesel is right up that alley. I love my chevy duramax. 196,000 miles on it still pulls strong, it is 15 years old started looking but will probably try to hold on to it a bit longer. I don't think you can really go wrong with any of the three (GM, ford, dodge). If you are really wed to a half ton, you might consider dodge's eco diesel 1/2 ton. Plenty to pull your small trailer with some really really impressive fuel mileage.
     
  7. orthobird

    orthobird 150cc


    yes, but when I put it on, it runs at higher RPM and heats up more.
     
  8. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    definitely sounds like it is not locking out the torque converter.
     
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  9. JAG

    JAG 70cc twin V2

    Yeah something is not right. Running a higher RPM should take some load off the engine and cool it down. I would get it checked out.
     
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