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Old 09-10-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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I just bought a 36' Fleetwood with a Ford V10 and has had a gear vendors installed. I dont know how to use it so any advice would be appreciated.

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I just bought a 36' Fleetwood with a Ford V10 and has had a gear vendors installed. I dont know how to use it so any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 09-11-2008, 08:09 AM   #3
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The best advice I can give is contact GV


GEAR VENDORS, INC. 1717 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
Toll Free 800-999-9555 " Telephone (619) 562-0060 " Fax (619) 562-1186

They should be able to answer all your questions.

All I've heard is that when compression braking going down a grade you lock out the GV unit so it's not engaged. However, I don't know if that's correct or incorrect, best to check with the GV folks.

Good luck with your new coach and have many fun, safe and trouble free journeys,

Jim & SherrySeward

2000 Residency 3790 v10 w/tags 5 Star tune & Banks system Suzuki XL7 toad
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:03 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jscuend:
I just bought a 36' Fleetwood with a Ford V10 and has had a gear vendors installed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Let us know how you like it, once you learn how to use it. Another recent post said he bought a coach that already had it installed, and he loves it. I have been seriously considering it, too, and would appreciate all the input I can get.
Ken & Carolee, 1994 36' Pace Arrow/Ford 7.5L, Mobil 1 full syn & Banks Pack. Towing a 1999 Saturn SL2 with Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain & Brake Buddy.
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My RV has it - and it gets me 3 or more miles to the gallon. I don't know how yours is installed, but mine has a button on the floor like the old bright light switches on cars. I press the button and it turns on. There's also a switch to turn it on automatically so it takes care of the gear shifting for you. That's the simplified version of it. But if you contact Gear Vendor or go to their website


You'll learn a lot. If you go to the website and call the number, they'll send you an instruction manual and also answer any questions you have. They are a REALLY friendly group of guys. They also have a listing of certified gear vendor techs across the country.

It's one of those things that's really complicated for me to learn, but I just follow the basic instructions and seem to do fine. It definitely keeps the rpms down and helps on climbing grades. When I was going up a grade in Oregon, I was reving at 5, turned on the Gear Vendor and it went down to 3 without losing any speed. That's my blonde laymen's terms on Gear Vendor . . . .LOL! I think you'll enjoy having it.
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