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Old 05-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Took my trailer out on the hiwy to check mileage and Tranny O/D, drove over 50 miles--

Worked GREAT, driving at 60 mph, (dash) avg 16.3 mpg and tranny still stayed "LOCKED" in "Drive" no downshifting for medium hills-

The rear Diff. stayed at 140°-

Went out in the hills east of Fernley toward Reno and did some hill climbing, towing the trailer-

Off-road in 4Hi, dash read 14.7 mpg 1t 15 mph and in 4Lo climbing hills it read 13.4 mpg-

The front diff never got over 100° and the rear was 138°

Heh Heh climbing a 40° hill, the 4Lo rpm was 2500 rpm at about 2 mph-

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I can't do any Sierra rocks yet, to much snow where we go, but soon for rock climbs-

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Old 05-16-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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Killer trailer...looks great! What kind is it?

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Old 05-16-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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Heh Heh, thanx--it's a Terrain Rated off road tent trailers by Tentrax

It weighs from 600lbs to 1100lbs, depending on how long and how remote, we're going "out" for !!

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Old 05-16-2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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Thanks! Very nice, indeed! Love the color/wheels/tires match. Looks to be very sturdy!
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
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Are the trailer tires the same bolt pattern as the jeep? So if it comes down to it you can get extra spares.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:34 PM   #6
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Good looking rig Jimbo!
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:40 PM   #7
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I love the trailer tire cover
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:51 PM   #8
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Looks like it turned out well for you. I also like your trailer.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:40 AM   #9
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Morning guys and thanx-it's raining/snowing here in NorNv, rightnow-


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Are the trailer tires the same bolt pattern as the jeep? So if it comes down to it you can get extra spares.
Heh Heh, no the three trailer tires/wheels match my '06 Nissan Xterra (6x4˝), but I carry a pair of adapters (5x5 to 61/4), just in case I ever need another set of spares-

Course, that would mean I'd have to leave the trailer-whereverit happened, but Ya gotta do what ya gotta do !!

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Good looking rig Jimbo!
Thanks Kevin-thats the one I wanna take to Gold Lake (hint-hint)-

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I love the trailer tire cover
Heh Heh, yea TMP-it's kinda kewl-thanx

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Looks like it turned out well for you. I also like your trailer.
Yea joe, thanx-those 5.38s opened up a WHOLE mew world for the 3.8L-power/mileage/off-road is phenominal, I could climb redwood trees and "TOPEM"--

Pulling the trailer up a 40*° hill, in 4lo, is like driving a professional "rockclimber", engine stays cool/tranny stays cool/traction/speed is like waking up and smelling the roses !!

Thanx guys--

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Old 05-17-2011, 07:45 AM   #10
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Looks good! I'd love to have a setup like that since I like to go camping etc...
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...Pulling the trailer up a 40*° hill, in 4lo, is like driving a professional "rockclimber", engine stays cool/tranny stays cool/traction/speed is like waking up and smelling the roses !!...
You have a transmission temp gauge, right? Are you noticing lower tems now too? I'm still contemplating how I want to do a transmission temp setup myself.
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Yea, joe, not on the hiwy, cause it's been below 150° since I added the coolers anyway, because of the moving air--but-


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You have a transmission temp gauge, right? Are you noticing lower tems now too? I'm still contemplating how I want to do a transmission temp setup myself.
Off road, now I can go slow (below 15mph) in 4hi and that was always a lot warmer before the gear chg-

Now 4hi or 4lo (hills) it stays below 180°, even slow crawl-uphill



--Hot oil on left-cooled oil on right, the hot oil is about 150° and the cooled oil is about 125° and thats doing a hill in 4lo-

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Old 05-17-2011, 08:59 PM   #13
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Cool, thanks!
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:06 PM   #14
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ne1 else notice that JimboX is always whistling?

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