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New Post 9/30/2010 1:54 PM
  Timothy Fitzgerald
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RV safety ideas for ascending steep grades 
According to a blogger, "When climbing long inclines your RV needs to be operated within its power band. Their power band is usually a rather narrow band of RPMs. When operated within their assigned power band, you will have a tremendous amount of pulling power. Fall below that RPM, and it will do you no good to push harder on the throttle. All you'll get is more black smoke coming out of the exhaust.

To stay within the power band, you must downshift to a lower gear, and you may even be required to let off the throttle a bit so the engine can work more comfortably. Pushing too hard will only create more heat and increase the likelihood of overheating.

The whole point when climbing long inclines is to adjust your gearing, so you will remain within the comfortable RPM range that your engine likes. Maintaining a certain speed because the sign on the side of the road says that's the speed limit may be impossible. Slow down and use a lower gear instead."
 
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