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Old 05-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #15
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@CumminsFan,

We did purchase the WD Equalizer hitch - 12,000 lbs - By Progress Mfg as you indicated in your post.


Thank everyone for your comments. I think the RPM are running on the low end around 2350 - 2600 range. So I think bring it up to the 3000 as indicated it might run a little better.

The good side I never had any warnings are even elevated temps on the gauges. I know at 5000 + elevations you need to work a little harder, don't we all.

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #16
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@CumminsFan,

We did purchase the WD Equalizer hitch - 12,000 lbs - By Progress Mfg as you indicated in your post.


Thank everyone for your comments. I think the RPM are running on the low end around 2350 - 2600 range. So I think bring it up to the 3000 as indicated it might run a little better.

The good side I never had any warnings are even elevated temps on the gauges. I know at 5000 + elevations you need to work a little harder, don't we all.

Thanks

I rented an Expedition when I went to Colorado for a ski trip. I would have bet my paycheck that it had the 4.6L engine in it based on the power it had and what I was used to. Popped the hood and there stood the 5.4L. I was shocked with the amount of power loss the elevation had on this engine.

If you can keep the RPMs that low then let the engine torque do the work. But based on your right foot, it may not happen and you will have elevated RPMs.
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@CumminsFan,

We did purchase the WD Equalizer hitch - 12,000 lbs - By Progress Mfg as you indicated in your post.


Thank everyone for your comments. I think the RPM are running on the low end around 2350 - 2600 range. So I think bring it up to the 3000 as indicated it might run a little better.

The good side I never had any warnings are even elevated temps on the gauges. I know at 5000 + elevations you need to work a little harder, don't we all.

Thanks
Since you mentioned elevations, we were towing our 7300lb 31' TT up towards East Lake in Oregon and I was surprised at the power loss. We were near 6000' in EL. The 2010 F150 5.4 felt weak. The road was somewhat curvy going up and speeds got down to 35-45mph. Never could regain 55mph untill we stated heading downhill. Heading up that way again this summer, but will be pulling with the Ram CTD. I think it will be fun
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