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Old 06-11-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I have a question about my 2006 Georgetown 370. I bought it used so it came with very little paperwork. It has a V-10 (Ford?). I took a trip this weekend to the Grand Canyon. Had a wonderful time and it was much cooler than it was in Yuma! My question is this: When going up steep grades, the motorhome seems to barely make it. I have to shift down to 2nd and keep the rpms at about 4000 to make any headway. Is that normal? My other question is along the same lines. When I get up to about 75 mph the engine seems like it is cutting out. Is there something built in the keep it from going faster? Thanks in advance for an light you can shed. I am always reading the posts on here.Thanks to everyone!
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Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I have a question about my 2006 Georgetown 370. I bought it used so it came with very little paperwork. It has a V-10 (Ford?). I took a trip this weekend to the Grand Canyon. Had a wonderful time and it was much cooler than it was in Yuma! My question is this: When going up steep grades, the motorhome seems to barely make it. I have to shift down to 2nd and keep the rpms at about 4000 to make any headway. Is that normal? My other question is along the same lines. When I get up to about 75 mph the engine seems like it is cutting out. Is there something built in the keep it from going faster? Thanks in advance for an light you can shed. I am always reading the posts on here.Thanks to everyone!
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If the Georgetown 370 is a 37 footer, yeah you are probably getting all the performance you are going to get from that V10 (and 4 speed transmission?) on steep grades. A Gear Vendors over/under drive might help.

And yes, there is usually a speed governor that will kick in around 80 mph. Your tires aren't rated for speeds over 75 and the handling & suspension aren't adequate for more either. Slow down a little and we will all be safer.
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RV Roamer, thanks for the response. I think you answered my questions. I just wanted to say that I don't drive over 60. I had reached 75 once before and felt the shuddering that I thought was a limiter. I sped up to 75 once more just to make sure it was an engine problem. Thanks again for your response.
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The 2002 Dolphin LX (Workhorse W22) we used to have was governed at about 85 mph - ran it up there once myself just to see!
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