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Old 07-27-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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My wife and I are new to RVing. We bought a 2007 Monaco Camelot about a year and a half ago. We have been enjoying short trips, working up to an 8 day trip last week up to Oregon. We have only met nice people! Everyone we have met have been helpful and very friendly. I do have a question. Is it better to manually shift when going up big grades or just left the coach do it?

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Glad you have joined us all in the forum.

There are several threads on this subject which you can find in the search box. I let the tranny shift unless I feel I'm losing too much speed then I'll manually downshift. Just try to keep your RPMs up.

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Old 07-28-2016, 08:23 AM   #3
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Hi! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I downshift to 2 and sometimes 1 going up AND down steep hills!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:06 AM   #4
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Welcome, I do as TonyDi does when climbing hills.
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Hi and

Here is a link on shifting that you might find helpful

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Old 07-31-2016, 08:57 PM   #6
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Thank you for the help

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Old 08-06-2016, 11:55 PM   #7
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With our 400HP Cummins and Allison 3000 I always use the auto mode and just adjust peddle position. It keeps the proper RPM for best torque. Increasing the RPM manually may take it out of the best torque range for the diesel engine.

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