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Old 12-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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Itasca, 3 speed Auto. okay or bad.

I'm looking at a Itasca, 33 ft. (picture of shift coolumn) shows
only 3 speeds. My 2000 Flair (workhorse) is a 4 speed auto.

I don't put alot of miles on a MH per year. Don't know how well
a 3 sp. would do on hills. Perhaps too many rpms at 2nd gear?

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Old 12-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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No to a 3 speed

3 speed transmissions do not have overdrive therefore get 10-25% less gas mileage. They also may have less acceleration due to a lower numerical differential. Age is another factor. And the engine may not have fuel injection if it is old.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
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Are you sure it is a three speed? I believe some transmissions did not have a gear selector position for all the gears.
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With a little more info, such as year, engine etc.we might be in a better place to give you our opinion.

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