Basically looking at either tranny in a stock (read as one without a lot of $ sunk in it) configuration. Will the 47RH work in a 1992 Topkick behind a 5.9?
Might be picking up a low-pro TK that has a 366 and a 545 in it, currently has a 24' box on it. Truck will end up being either a crew cab conversion with a donor cab from a '94 C3500 with a flatbed or I'll keep the standard cab and add on a ~60" flat top sleeper. Either way it'll have a 10' flatbed with a gooseneck ball and pintle hitch on the back.
I would like to (someday) repower with a 5.9. Not a mega power hotrod, just something that can pull my 4H gooseneck and fifth wheel camper. No mountains and I'm happy going 60-65 down the highway. Furthest trip I'll ever make is to TX to visit my daughter, again, pulling a fifth wheel.
Everyone says that the AT545's are junk and only good for around town stuff. I don't have the money to shell out for an AT1545 or a 3060. So, according to all the Cummins guys the only option is a 47RH so I can have OD and a lockup converter. But, they are all referring to light duty (2500 & 3500) applications.
So to sum up all the ramblings of a mania c
, which transmission (in a stock take-out format) would be best in your opinion and why?
Also, any advice on the cab conversion or a good place to find a used sleeper is appreciated!