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Old 03-18-2019, 12:38 PM   #11
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Thats what trailer brakes are for, slow up slow down.
I know because thats all we have here in the PNW.
Oregon + Washington = Hills
You should be fine going up the long passes, just don't look closely at your gas mileage.....

I wouldnt worry to much about it, just be prepared.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:28 PM   #12
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You should be fine going up the long passes, just don't look closely at your gas mileage.....

I wouldnt worry to much about it, just be prepared.

Sold my F250 this past weekend and it had the 460 cubic inch displacement gas drinking machine. Don't brag on your V10 till you have owned a 460 aka 7.5L. The truck ran great and pulled my little 5ver effortlessly (but not fast).
I am in the process of finalizing buying a Chevy C3500 dually for economy sake!
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:19 PM   #13
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Sold my F250 this past weekend and it had the 460 cubic inch displacement gas drinking machine. Don't brag on your V10 till you have owned a 460 aka 7.5L. The truck ran great and pulled my little 5ver effortlessly (but not fast).
I am in the process of finalizing buying a Chevy C3500 dually for economy sake!
I love my V10...... but next will be a 6.7...
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:47 PM   #14
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down hill

Just remember the time to slow down is at the top of the hill,and proceed down at a moderate speed , if a lot of faster traffic use 4/way flashers,and common sense. have a fun trip.---Lou---
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:13 PM   #15
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Your unit will handle the hills fine. I do recommend patience as the key and make sure your cooling system is in top shape.
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I had a 6.0 with 3.73 rear end. Pulled a Cougar X-Lite 28SGS on flat land pretty good. You can expect sustained high RPM's on long uphill pulls.
Just me, but if you're due an oil change before you go, you might want to throw synthetic oil in it. Shell just released a Rotella T6 synthetic for gas trucks, but about any of them are decent. You may be running some high engine temps up hills then cooling down pretty quick coasting down hill.
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I have the same truck and similar size trailer. We spent 2018 winter in the area you are going to visit. I used tow/haul mode and would switch the transmission to manual and manually downshift on the downhill sections to preserve the brakes.

I-70 thru Colorado is your easiest route. Alternately swing south through southern Colorado and visit Mesa Verde NP on your way to Utah.

PM me if you have any questions.
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