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Old 09-03-2017, 03:19 PM   #29
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NOPE not nutz...

The highway May be designed for 65 or 70 HOWEVER....
You are driving a RV whether TT. 5'er, Class C or a Class A.. You have considerably more weight than in a car pulling nuttin...
USE the SAME GEARING going down as you used going up.. how many lanes are available or what the speed limit is .. does not determine what is safe for your RV to traverse the grade up OR down..

As an old timer told me when I started driving trucks.......50 years ago...
You can go down steep grades a million times too slow BUT You will go down a steep grade too fast only ONCE.

My comments are based on well over 5 million safe miles under my butt.


X2 Absolutely!
OP, you will go down lengthy 6% grades at 40mph if you're smart. Engage and Let the tow/haul feature shift into the gear that maintains this speed. You will periodically apply stiff pressure to the brake when your speed creeps up no more than 5mph faster than your target. If you stay focused, this will use your brakes minimally thus avoiding burning them up.
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X2 Absolutely!
OP, you will go down lengthy 6% grades at 40mph if you're smart. Engage and Let the tow/haul feature shift into the gear that maintains this speed. You will periodically apply stiff pressure to the brake when your speed creeps up no more than 5mph faster than your target. If you stay focused, this will use your brakes minimally thus avoiding burning them up.
AND!!!!
IF you must "spike" your brakes to reduce speed more than 2 times per mile traveed... YOU are going too fast! drop another gear.
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