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Old 03-03-2003, 06:50 AM   #15
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So, the manual for my '95 that says not to tow in overdrive is correct? incorrect?
I agree, however, that towing in overdrive on long flat interstates is okay - been doing that for years with my '92 Sonoma - only ecently had to rebuild tranny at 185,000 miles - just don't tow in od for long periods or up/down hills...

...but, the '95 motorhome?
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Old 03-03-2003, 08:45 AM   #16
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John,

If we talked about this over a PM, excuse my slipping mind !!

But I'm glad that I asked this question because there was alot of good feed back. I just was sharing what my dealer said, but we all know how smart these guys are .

Glad to hear that the new trannys can handle towing in OD, but since I tow at 60mph, I won't get the benefit of the lower RPM's.

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John,
The Banks system sounds great more power and better mileage. Your truck has the same engine as my Z-71 ( Short bed extended cab 5.3Lw/3.73 rear end w/rollnlock bedcover) and although I haven't done that much towing yet my mileage has been running in the range of 11-12 mpg.
Did you have the conversion done at a local or national shop?
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Old 03-03-2003, 09:35 AM   #18
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I had it done at a local shop that does a lot of muffler work. They have a good reputation and have done good work for me before.

Part of the conversion is flame cutting the converters out of the pipes and rewelding them into the Banks pipes. For that reason, it has to be a shop that either does TIG or MIG welding themselves or will send it out to be welded. In my case, the shop does a lot of stainless steel muffler systems, so they do very nice TIG welding.
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Sounds like we have twin trucks right down to the Roll'n Lock bed cover. It would be wierd if they were the same color, also. Mine is pewter. What color is yours?
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So, the manual for my '95 that says not to tow in overdrive is correct? incorrect?
I agree, however, that towing in overdrive on long flat interstates is okay - been doing that for years with my '92 Sonoma - only ecently had to rebuild tranny at 185,000 miles - just don't tow in od for long periods or up/down hills...

...but, the '95 motorhome?
since you have a big block, you most likely have a 4l80e (or some other turbo 400 variant) in your rig, that is what i have in my truck. i tow in o.d.

however, you may want to phone or email airstream and see what they say.

i would also ask some of the motorhome guys around here, they certainly would be the experts on this subject!

john, peter, fred care to jump in?

john
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Mine is Fire Engine Red w/ grey interior. I wasn't looking for a flashy truck but I fell for this one.
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2 things:
...mine is a 454 Chevy...Chevy handbook says not to tow in od

...I had my Banks installed by my RV dealer...they had to do the ram intake to mine in addition to the exhaust work
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