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Old 12-16-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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I thinking of installing a GV overdrive unit on my V10 Ford 32 foot Winnie class A. I pull a 24 ft. enclosed trailer full of "toys". I was looking to split the gearing so there was less drop from OD to third.

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I thinking of installing a GV overdrive unit on my V10 Ford 32 foot Winnie class A. I pull a 24 ft. enclosed trailer full of "toys". I was looking to split the gearing so there was less drop from OD to third.

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Old 12-16-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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The Gear Vendors Over/Underdrive is one heck of a unit. I know a couple folks who have them and it works great, especially for what you want to do. You will basically double your forward gears and it will fill that hole nicely.
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Tom, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look froward to reading of your adventures and experiences. As you can see this is the place to get answers. Good luck with your project and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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Hi Tom,

I've had a Gear Vendors Over/Under drive unit in my TV for several years now, having bought & installed the unit myself. It performs flawlessly.

However, nothing comes cheap: the unit by itself retails for ~$3000 & you may/will need some very necessary driveline/exhaust system modifications to make it "fit". When all is said & done, the system is likely to cost some serious $$. And in the case of your 32'MH, you will have perhaps 2 or 3 long driveshafts that may already be contributing to some wobble/vibration as you drive. Adding the OD to the driveline lengthens it some more & could result in other vibrations, etc.

Since a MH is generally a single purpose vehicle designed for pleasure trips [& not commuting where fuel economy becomes important]you might want to consider changing the rear axle ratio to some lower gear [higher numerically]. This mod is very cost effective, even if you cannot do it yourself & will get you better overall performance from your MH.

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