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ford truck guy

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Posted: 03/14/22 06:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

my 2020 1 ton W/6.7 loves pulling my 42' fifth wheel up hills..... What a beast, this combination of 6.7 and the 10 speed has made for an awesome tow vehicle !!!


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Posted: 03/14/22 08:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 2015 loves pulling my 36ft 14K loaded up any grade.

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Posted: 03/14/22 10:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

speediq99 wrote:

We are new to the 5th wheel world.

My 32ft MH f450 was very slow going up hills (6%). It will keep 45mph.

Our 2021 F150 32ft TT combo could do 65mph on the same hills with ease.

I don't want to win any races but I hated the motorhome going up hill and loved the F150 with the TT.

We now have a 2022 Ram 3500 4.1 gears Diesel LB and are buying a 44ft 5th wheel (14,000 dry).

Most videos I have seen (2019) have people flooring the RAM and getting to 45mph on 6% hills towing 28K lbs. What can I expect towing 16k? Does the RAM have enough power to keep up good speed going up hill? If so, what are you towing and what is your tow vehicle?

It looks like newer F350 and F450 can get up to 70mph up hills better than RAM 3500 but the stuff I have been watching could be biased. What is your experience?

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It will take about 400 hp to pull a 16000 lb trailer (plus 9000 lb truck) up a 6% grade at 60 mph. The Ram with 3.73 gears would be running around 2350 rpm at 60 mph where it should be capable of making 410 horsepower. So you might not win a race up to the top of the mountain but you're not going to be crawling up the hill either.

* This post was edited 03/16/22 06:52am by 4x4ord *


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And remember there are some trucks that may pull the hill a bit slower, but will do it reliably mile after mile, year after year....[emoticon]


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Posted: 03/15/22 12:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bigger issue is get caught behind a semi doing 30-40mph, then getting back up to speed.

Assuming it's not a 20mile climb, we usually just settle in line with the semis and you should have no problem keeping up with them.


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I run my 2001 up to just under 1200 on the EGT gauge and just hold it there. Last pass I was at about 40mph or so, I just got in behind another truck and went to the top and admired the new diesels as they went on by. These new trucks are just amazing!

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Maybe you should hook up get out there and report back to us. Too many variables.

Not sure why you would be asking this important info to you AFTER buying the truck.


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ford truck guy wrote:

my 2020 1 ton W/6.7 loves pulling my 42' fifth wheel up hills..... What a beast, this combination of 6.7 and the 10 speed has made for an awesome tow vehicle !!!


Same here. My 2020 F350 6.7 w/10 speed doesn't break a sweat pulling our FW anywhere. It's happier towing.


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My 15 ram 385 ho dually pulled a combined 26500-27000 lbs with ease travelling all over BC and southern states.Generally pulled at 65-70,an absolute pleasure to tow with.

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Posted: 03/15/22 07:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would worry less about getting up the hill than coming down the other side! You speak of coming from Glacier to the NW Oregon Coast. Assuming I90 through Montana and Idaho, the west side of Lookout Pass is a long and steep this is where that Ram exhaust Brake will keep your speed in check.


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