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Old 06-15-2016, 11:31 AM   #1
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Pulling 18ft TT?

Hello guys I am looking to purchase an 1985 skyline weekender 18ft dry weight 2680lbs.

I have a v 6 short bed Silverado with 3:23 gears with a tow rating of 4600lbs.

I want to install a trans cooler and wondering which one? ill be pulling this camper 200-250miles. 1-2 times a year.

I also would like to know how I should pull this? drive with tow haul or in 3rd gear with tow haul on?

my normal trans temp is 160-180 degrees what should it stay under when towing?
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #2
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Hello guys I am looking to purchase an 1985 skyline weekender 18ft dry weight 2680lbs.

I have a v 6 short bed Silverado with 3:23 gears with a tow rating of 4600lbs.

I want to install a trans cooler and wondering which one? ill be pulling this camper 200-250miles. 1-2 times a year.

I also would like to know how I should pull this? drive with tow haul or in 3rd gear with tow haul on?

my normal trans temp is 160-180 degrees what should it stay under when towing?

I know nothing of the Tow/Haul feature on GM stuff. On the RAM stuff you just leave it in Tow/Haul and let the computer sort things out for you. Weight wise your truck should be fine with the little trailer. You'll still want a WDH and sway control. If you ain't got a set up yet I'd look at the Andersen hitch as it is light weight and it seems folks are pretty happy with it.
Is this a single axle trailer or dual axle?
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:18 PM   #3
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Hello guys I am looking to purchase an 1985 skyline weekender 18ft dry weight 2680lbs.

I have a v 6 short bed Silverado with 3:23 gears with a tow rating of 4600lbs.

I want to install a trans cooler and wondering which one? ill be pulling this camper 200-250miles. 1-2 times a year.

I also would like to know how I should pull this? drive with tow haul or in 3rd gear with tow haul on?

my normal trans temp is 160-180 degrees what should it stay under when towing?
A few times year you'll be fine. If there's any issues, just drive slower.

With my 2002 Chevy, I turn on tow/haul and put in 3rd to prevent frequent downshifting even on flat ground. Tow/haul basically prevents an upshift until higher rpms even at partial throttle openings.
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I know nothing of the Tow/Haul feature on GM stuff. On the RAM stuff you just leave it in Tow/Haul and let the computer sort things out for you. Weight wise your truck should be fine with the little trailer. You'll still want a WDH and sway control. If you ain't got a set up yet I'd look at the Andersen hitch as it is light weight and it seems folks are pretty happy with it.
Is this a single axle trailer or dual axle?
double axel.
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I could be wrong but I think tow/haul
When on. doesn't let transmission shift in to overdrive . Driving in 3rd ?
What are your rpms at 60-65 MPH
Has to be up there . I turn on tow/haul and leave in D 3600 lb trailer
No problems . I would not drive in 3rd jmo
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I know nothing of the Tow/Haul feature on GM stuff. On the RAM stuff you just leave it in Tow/Haul and let the computer sort things out for you. Weight wise your truck should be fine with the little trailer. You'll still want a WDH and sway control. If you ain't got a set up yet I'd look at the Andersen hitch as it is light weight and it seems folks are pretty happy with it.
Is this a single axle trailer or dual axle?
I have the Andersen Hitch. It is fantastic. Really easy to quick and set up and stow.
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A few times year you'll be fine. If there's any issues, just drive slower.

With my 2002 Chevy, I turn on tow/haul and put in 3rd to prevent frequent downshifting even on flat ground. Tow/haul basically prevents an upshift until higher rpms even at partial throttle openings.
Wow... just turn on Tow/Haul and leave it in drive if your going to do that. Does the same thing. Either leave it in third OR turn on tow/haul.
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