Have a 2015 Canyon SLT V6. Purchased a new 4000# travel trailer to do some trial tours before my wife and I retire. After picking up the trailer and towing it back home (approx 220 miles), traveling down a relatively flat highway the V6 had a difficult holding 60 - 65 and some trouble finding the correct gear. 9.5 mpg. Transmission temp over 210F at times. Outside temp. 85F. Would the diesel do any better?
(Off topic: Do I need an aftermarket tranny cooler?)
I just towed my 1983 S-10 pick-up @ 300 miles. I think it weighs @ 3000 pounds. Got 21mpg. No issues and didn't need to use tow/haul. Pretty hot that day. Trans temp was @ 190-195. BTW - I got 31 mpg coming home empty.
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2016 Z71 CCSB Dmax, Cyber Gray Metallic, NAV, Bose
All LED interior, tail lights, cargo, back-up.
DDM HID Low beams 5500k, 55 Watt
JDM Astar LED Switchback front signals
Genssi High beams and fogs 6000k and 55 watt
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Cravenspeed Stubby Antenna
Weathertech Mud Flaps and Wind Deflectors
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