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Old 09-21-2014, 08:39 AM   #1
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Cummins 350 compared to 370 for power towing

Thinking about upgrading to a new model Class A, currently have a 2002 Dutch Star with a 370 Cummins, 6 Speed Allison Trans. Happy with the power it has. Looking at a 350 Cummins, 6 Speed Allison Trans, Monaco Camelot 2005. My concern is towing power with the small engine? Any comments from experience is appreciated.

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Old 09-21-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
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My question would be, What is the torque difference between the two. Our Cummins with 950 lbs of torque and Allison 6 speed tows our Sonata just fine. 330 hp

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Old 09-21-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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What motor? ISC or ISB? The torque will be different depending on what motor it is
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:47 PM   #4
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:48 PM   #5
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no worry with 350 power. my isc 350 tows just fine even on steep streets like san francisco and hermantown, a suburb of duluth, mn. unless you were to tow a super heavy toad, there should be no concerns.
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The best comparison tool is weight per Hp. RV manufacturers figure about 100 lbs/hp as a baseline for engine power, with less weight/hp for higher performance models (usually an optional engine). If the Camelot is the same or greater weight than your Dutch Star, it's going to be a bit slower on the hills or accelerating. Maybe not much, though, since neither one is a race horse.

If you were worrying that you might not get up a hill, no need to. At worst it might be a few mph slower.
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Only concerned I see is, most 370 HP that I have seen are ISL around 1200# torque. If they are both ISC then there will be very little felt difference.

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I tow ~ 7k with our 350HP Dynasty. ~27mph at the approach to Eisenhower Tunnel 9% grade at 11300 ft at GCVW of 41,000.

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