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Old 02-23-2018, 07:55 AM   #29
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Gas MH power issues !

We have a 2008, 8.1, 36ft, W24 , Workhorse Chassis with the Allison 6 speed trans, 26k combined weight with our Jeep in tow , can do 7% grades at 60mph, no problem, never down shifts lower than 3rd gear and RPMs never above 3300. What makes this work so well is the six speed trans !
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My 4 speed, 25" 8.1L GM class A gasser has TOO much power......I wish it had a taller gear ratio.....seems stupid they put the same 4.63 rear end in all the different weight MHs.
We nearly bought the same rig as you. We were trying to work a deal on a 2001 25' R-Vision on the Workhorse platform. The dealer would not accept a deal pending an inspection and sold it out from under us.
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We have a 2008, 8.1, 36ft, W24 , Workhorse Chassis with the Allison 6 speed trans, 26k combined weight with our Jeep in tow , can do 7% grades at 60mph, no problem, never down shifts lower than 3rd gear and RPMs never above 3300. What makes this work so well is the six speed trans !
So 3rd gear and 3300 rpm = 60mph?
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But motor home trannies are automatic.
Do you manually shift to a lower gear?


Absolutely!
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