Mountain/High Altitude Towing
This summer we are planning on taking an extended trip that will include time in Leadville, Colorado (10.1K elevation), and other western states. I am looking for advice from those who have done mountain and high altitude towing with a similar set to what I have. Using the formula below, I understand that by the time I hit 7000 feet I will have lost 68 hp. Also, I will be will under my max payload.
% HP LOSS = (ALT x 0.03 x 1) / 1000
Tow vehicle: 2008 Silverado 1500, Crew Cab, 5.3 L, Z71, 3.73 gear, Prodigy Brake controller (about 10 years old - can't remember the model number)
Camper: 2016 Freedom Express 231RBDS, 26'10", 5100lbs unloaded, 6100lbs estimated loaded.
My old camper was about 900 lbs less than my current camper. I was surprised how much of a difference that 900 lbs made when going uphill. On the flat I can't tell any difference.