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Old 05-04-2016, 10:45 AM   #15
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One thing not mentioned is the ratio of HP and Torque to expected total weight (MH & toad). How much does this play into the equation? I suppose the potential difference in total weight doesn't make between the two coaches isn't so significant to negate the advantage of the ISX but it might be worth double checking. It could also be instructive to compare the previous underpowered coach's HP & Torque to total weight ratios to your options to make a full evaluation of your options.
Another thing not mentioned is that if you're unable to stay in the left lane at or above the uphill speed limit, you can easily get trapped behind the last OTR to pass you. (We try to adhere to the 65 mph max tow speed on the CR-V.) He comes around you at 70 or so, pulls into the right lane in front of you and hits the flashers. Now the long line of cars that were behind him are whizzing by you and and by the time they clear you might as well settle in and enjoy the slow ride up. The great HP / Touque equalizer of lost momentum has won the battle.

Yes - we're underpowered, but have spent plenty of time behind folks who aren't that were caught by the reality of traffic conditions. We just roll with the circumstances and enjoy the ride.
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Actual weight of our Cornerstone loaded vs our previous Anthem loaded is about 13% heavier, however the torque and hp of the Cornerstone is between 25-35% more. It would be a different story if they were both maxed out, but how often does that happen?
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Another thing not mentioned is that if you're unable to stay in the left lane at or above the uphill speed limit, you can easily get trapped behind the last OTR to pass you. (We try to adhere to the 65 mph max tow speed on the CR-V.) He comes around you at 70 or so, pulls into the right lane in front of you and hits the flashers. Now the long line of cars that were behind him are whizzing by you and and by the time they clear you might as well settle in and enjoy the slow ride up. The great HP / Touque equalizer of lost momentum has won the battle.

Yes - we're underpowered, but have spent plenty of time behind folks who aren't that were caught by the reality of traffic conditions. We just roll with the circumstances and enjoy the ride.

True that! The Journey is the Destination.
I know a few motor heads that would pay the ginormous $ to get the ISX, and immediately seek out ways to chip it, etc......and still want more.
See all y'all's at the next light.
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