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Old 06-03-2012, 03:03 PM
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So in about 16 days I'll be moving from Houston, a place where our hills are called overpasses and our really big hills are called freeway interchanges. I'm moving to Denver and will be towing my '70 Chevy on a Uhaul four wheel car trailer. I've never towed a trailer much over 150 miles and only on fairly flat land.

I would like to hear from the mountain people about what I need to know about towing my truck on such a long drive that is sure to encounter some elevation changes.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:20 PM
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From texas to colorado there aren't any steep grades, mostly just small hills (or at least the way we came down from colorado a couple days ago). Just make sure you keep her cool and enjoy that 6.2

Oh and from a fellow Coloradoan, welcome to the state!
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Once you get to Denver, you might want to get it reprogrammed. Seems like theres something that needs to be done to the computer or something due to the higher elevation....
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Oh and from a fellow Coloradoan, welcome to the state!
I guess it might be welcome back. I was actually born in Aurora. Although I've been in Texas since 1977....
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dont wait for the truck to bog down to shift, shift in advance and dont tow hills in 6th gear
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Originally Posted by Tmmyby

I guess it might be welcome back. I was actually born in Aurora. Although I've been in Texas since 1977....
Well I moved to Colorado from cali in 04 so I'm a transplant haha
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With the load you describe and your late model truck just load it up and go. the Uhaul trailer is equiped with hydraulic surge brakes so you shouldent have any trouble. Just check all fluids and tires before you go keep your speed down use the tow haul mode and keep an eye on engine and trans temp. enjoy the trip
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You've got nothing to worry about man.. Put it in gear, and put your foot on the go-pedal.
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Don't ride the brakes on downgrades or they can heat up really quick. It is better to downshift and let the engine braking handle as much as it can using the brakes to supplement it. It the trans starts to shift out and in of OD lock it out, that creates unwanted trans heat.
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