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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 13, 2014, 06:30:09 pm
Bobander, I would like to disagree/and/or/agree big time, but I have nothing to tow.😁😁
But good information to pass on. Am sure many are afraid of the mountains, and you gave confidence.  Thanks
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 13, 2014, 08:40:16 am
Jan and Dick, sorry we got off your question.  Is there then anyone out there that pulled a toed over some interstate highway mountain passes?
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 13, 2014, 08:37:25 am
Thanks, yep see that also. Can't find our V10 though.  Maybe I did something wrong.😮
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 12, 2014, 07:18:30 pm
My bro who is a mechanic for Ford says its the torque that makes the difference, in power, hill climbing.  He says HP figures are so extorted.  I don't know! But maybe something to Google?  The torque figures 420 vs. 457 is not seemingly to be a large difference.  Don't know.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 12, 2014, 06:52:00 pm
Thanks... I have to be a believer☺
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 12, 2014, 05:33:57 pm
Bobander, I would also like to disagree and / or agree, but can't find any info except from another forum.😟

Can you point me to a legit source of info, where you gathered this?
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 12, 2014, 09:34:30 am
Hey guys, the website may not be the clearest, but basically you buy the tuner and they install the proper program in it.  So when you get the unit, u plug it into the OBD port of your my.  Located just under the staring wheel.  Then turn it on and follow the prompts.  First, it downloads your mh old program, and saves it, then uploads the new program.  Since the ECU (vehicle onboard computer system), controls everything, transmission is fed a new program also.  One can change back to the original program at any time, and they suggest you do that if taking vehicle in for any engine work. 

Hope that explains some of the questions.  To me, the 10% mileage improvement was icing on the cake, as better engine and transmission performance was what I was looking for.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 11, 2014, 06:36:36 pm
OK the numbers are in. After 700 miles of various driving conditions, I averaged 10.8 mpg.  I think this was a good test, as this drive included cross head winds, AC used mostly, today had many inclines, speed about 64 with cruise on and today with the Missouri hills, I sling shot'd many with speeds in excess of 70.

I would say without the Tune, the mileage would be a bit under 10, under these driving conditions.

But, I'm enjoying the added engine performance or torque, and the nice transmission shift attitude. 

Tom, here is the link that should answer your questions.  If not shoot me a email.  http://www.5startuning.com
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 11, 2014, 08:16:41 am
Jan and Dick, Barb and I just did I-70 in April, returning to Wisconsin's.  My only fears were snowy roads. But it was a beautiful sunny winter day up at the Vail Pass.  Was many many feet of snow there yet.  The Vail rest area was completely covered by with snow, but it was open and being used.  Almost tunnels to get to the door. ☺
But your worried the the V-10 won't be up to the climb.  We don't tow, so I don't know how that effects it, but by itself, that engine pretty much plays with this coach.  We love mountains, so we are always ether going up or down somewhere.  Many inclines much worse than the interstate system. Never a concern.  Have plenty of power to spare.  They put this engine in 30+ class A's, and you know they tow..  Would say you will be remarkably surprised.  Let us know, when you return.  That's a beautiful drive.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 10, 2014, 06:52:37 pm
Well, here is a small update.  Put on 480 mil!es today.  No crazy downshifting.  Stays in 6th.  This is with using Cruise. No racing of the engine.  No engine laboring ether.  Doesnt slow down on the hills that it normally raced the engine previously. The V10 has the power.  Shifts thru all 6's, doesnyskip gears.  (Got six, should use them all!)

Will report on fuel  mileage later.  But have 480 miles on this 1st tank and have just a bit under a quarter tank.  Thats with 64mph interstate mostly, and heavy cross winds most of the day. 

5 Star is not associated with Ford.
26  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Best paper maps on: June 07, 2014, 09:36:57 pm
Tom, ur a blast as my wife also thinks I pull rabbits out of the hat stopping at interesting sights on the fly.  But  Honestly u know its careful planning.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 06, 2014, 10:18:16 pm
Will do.
28  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Best paper maps on: June 06, 2014, 07:01:07 pm
I like Tom's comment.  My new GPS is the nexus 7 running copilot app and then using Allstays app for campgrounds.  And any variations in our itinerary is pure adventure!
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Bumper on: June 04, 2014, 10:38:26 pm
 Smile☺☺  Mike.  Yep wood does rock.  Especially nice looking stuff like oak.  Guess another reason I just couldn't bear myself to paint it.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 04, 2014, 10:34:09 pm
Before the air bags, I was hitting bottom just coming out of some gas stations. Then out west they have flood dips, and occasionally I would hit there
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