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pnichols

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memtb wrote:

pnichols wrote:

I do not let our Class C motorhome's V10 rev past around 4000 RPM on grades. I just stay in the right hand lane, or on two lanes roads pull off periodically so others can pass.

This works best on the multiple-lane highways/freeways/Interstates that have a lot of big rig traffic. With my V10 revving no higher than around 4000 RPM, max, on grades, I usually find our motorhome moseying comfortably up grades right along with the big rigs. This makes for low stress, lower V10 noise, lower engine wear, and best-as-possible V10 gas mileage on grades.


You’re more patient than I! ?? I’m accustomed to towing our 5th wheel (20K) with our diesel pickup, and passing the semi’s and most often maintaining the speed limit, or my chosen 65 mph.

I even considered the diesel conversion for ours, but couldn’t justify, as we’re not using the “c” nearly enough! memtb


I "can" pass semi's and most often maintain the speed limit if a want to ... by using higher RPM's to tap more of the V10's horsepower. [emoticon]


Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca Spirit 24V

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