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Old 03-29-2016, 11:48 AM   #29
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Don't know, don't care. If I would hazard a guess I would probably be wrong. Better to keep quiet and have everyone just think I am wrong.

The first re-flash improved mileage for sure, jury is out on power. However I expect that they keep tweaking the program much the same as the computers keep getting upgrades.

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Old 03-29-2016, 11:57 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by brucev View Post
Don't forget in California the max speed towing is 55. I usually push it a bit, but not to 70.
And the fines are terrible!! 67 in a 65 zone but in a MH towing a car so was 12 over (first moving violation in over 30 years) and it cost me $468. New to us MH, much more powerful and quieter plus just learning the cruise control settings. Just let it get rolling too fast on a nice, smooth (unusual for CA roads) downhill. Had the cruise set for 60 but it doesn't start braking till 6 over that so 66 and that gets you a ticket!

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Old 04-28-2016, 12:44 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Boyle908 View Post
Hello again,
Tiffin Phaeton 2016, Cummins 380hp, Allison 3000

I am all set up for towing my 2014 Honda CR-V four down. I drove about 70 miles last week making all kinds of turns, braking etc. All worked well!

My question is towing speed. The book says not to exceed 65mph. I normally run approx. 65-67 deppending on trucks etc. which can vary from 64 to 68 depending on incline/rolling hills, also what about long hill descents which sometime can run up to and over 70

I don't see it as an issue but would value your opinion?


So did the 1st real trip (2,350miles) towing the CRV and all went well. I did find the comfort zone to be 62-63mph, it appeared to work for all rolling hills etc. On descending the more steep hills it would sometime hit 70 but not for more than a minute or so. I did take the precaution of a complete Trans oil change using a high grade synthetic so that if there was some over-temp situation it would still be lubricating. The biggest scare was after the 1st leg when I started the car and after a minute of so of idling it smelt like a truck that had badly burned brakes going downhill, Immediately thought I had fried the tranny (what did I do wrong?) but it turned out to be road debris on the exhaust and dissipated quickly, what a relief and drove as it should. Had a great time. Thanks to all for the input on getting going

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Old 04-29-2016, 09:36 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Old-Biscuit View Post
Funny how MFGs make recommendations or set ratings and folks do 1 of 2 things

1) Go with recommendations/ratings
2) Justify why not to follow recommendations/ratings
I definitely get a kick out reading all the justifications why people should NOT follow the manual.
To each their own.
I do the best I can to comply. I've also had some warranty issues over the past 30+ years with all types of vehicles. Never been denied any claim.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:43 AM   #33
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Funny, not a single person mentioned to check the speed ratings on all of the tires concerned... there is a reason why tire manufactures put that information on the tires so it is easily read....

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