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Old 01-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First towing trip W/ new motor

Hello all, We just got back from a weeks camping trip. We took almost everything but the kitchen sink,, LOL.... Pulled about 500 round trip miles and the land is all rolling hills, not any large grades this time.

The truck would hold a cruising speed of 65-70 with the cruse control without any struggle at all, most of the pulls it didn't need full boost or fuel, at the most I was able to use half the throttle, very easy to drive and hold road speed, I love the new motor..... I had the boost set at 20psi for now, I only have 4000 miles on it now. Water temp NEVER went above 200, oil temp not over 190*, outside temp was 50* while driving.

I think after I get the CAC & WMI installed this will let me use more go peddle, I only needed half of the go peddle on the pulls and stayed in 5th gear.

Here are some specs for the trip.

Weeks worth of fire wood
Food and stuff, the wife packs a lot......
2 heavy horses & tack
1 dog
1 pot belly pig, the wife loves him.....( he weights 160lbs and is a house pet )
Hay , feed
And lots of camping stuff, Y'all know how it is......

Gross weight - 19,350

MPG - 12 round trip

Not too bad for the first real trip pulling, I love the way this motor breathes, it is so smooth and the power is there anytime I needed it, I think with the other things to be done by the time the summer gets here, I will be very happy with this set up.....

Here are a few pics for you to laugh at..........






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Old 01-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is an AWESOME story...hope ya have many more trouble free miles...thanks for sharing your trip pics & pig with us! lol
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Great looking rig ! Enjoy!
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Sounds like my first good run with new rebuild last spring - amazing difference.

I'm SOOOO jealous about the horse camping routine. If my daughter sees these pictures she'll want to sell the 5'er and Jetskis and buy your setup instead.
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Sounds like my first good run with new rebuild last spring - amazing difference.

I'm SOOOO jealous about the horse camping routine. If my daughter sees these pictures she'll want to sell the 5'er and Jetskis and buy your setup instead.
Thanks pilot, we wouldn't trade it for anything, we go all year around, it's great to be out riding and out of sight from everyone and the things that are going on in the country.....

I am looking for a crew cab, as ya can see, I could use the room, right now "Bacon" rides in the back seat area but I don't know how much longer he will be able to squeeze in behind the front seats......
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Thanks pilot, we wouldn't trade it for anything, we go all year around, it's great to be out riding and out of sight from everyone and the things that are going on in the country.....

I am looking for a crew cab, as ya can see, I could use the room, right now "Bacon" rides in the back seat area but I don't know how much longer he will be able to squeeze in behind the front seats......

"Bacon"... mmm, some names do ring a bell to me
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"Bacon"... mmm, some names do ring a bell to me
Sorry, couldn't resist

Your tow test makes me very impatient about receiving my Ted's engine.

Looks like your coatings have done a very good job
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Sorry, couldn't resist

Your tow test makes me very impatient about receiving my Ted's engine.

Looks like your coatings have done a very good job
LOL.... You should see the look on peoples faces when the better half walks him around the camp ground, makes the other dogs & horses go crazy... and folks just pick there mouth up off the ground, I get a laugh when someone passes us on the hyway and the piggy has his head out the window like the dog does.....

And the coatings are doing really great, dyno time is soon.......
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Congrats on the great haul! Glad the motor is working so bad ass. That pig with the blanket on him is too cute haha.
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Sounds great, max boost seems high
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