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Old 07-19-2015, 01:28 PM   #15
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testdrove one Friday

in 6th gear...2300 rpms @ 65 mph

5 speed is 2600 @ 65 mph..


5 speed with 19.5 tires,, 2300 @ 65mph
So what do you think, any noticeable improvement over the 5 speed? Lower rpm should be better for mileage right?
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So what do you think, any noticeable improvement over the 5 speed? Lower rpm should be better for mileage right?
still the same problem... the last gear you can hold it in is 4th

selector goes 1,2,4, 6
on the 5speed it's3rd

goes 1 2 3 od or 5th

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still the same problem... the last gear you can hold it in is 4th

selector goes 1,2,4, 6
on the 5speed it's3rd

goes 1 2 3 od or 5th

once ford learns to count
Yeh noticed that on the F53 2016 manual, no changes except PRND421, was hoping for the manual gear selector column shifter. Thought the E450's might do a different shifter, guess not.

What about holding gears better etc without the need for 5-star?

Will be years before RV's get proper info display and shifter, after all 6-speed came out in 2009!

At least its easy to tell if an RV is 6-speed just look for the 4 in the indicator.
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the coach I drove was 26xd redhawk

holding the selector in 4th... it was 4000 rpms @ 65mph..

in 5th 3000 rpms @ 65 mph... and 2300 @65mph.. in 6th..


my 5 speed w/ 19.5 tires is 2300 at 65 mph
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