I am curious about others experience with the Ford vehicles when in mountains. Our 2350 is pulling a Jeep Cherokee which weighs about 4044 curb pounds. I am surprised how the V10 seems to really pull down on mountain passes, granted they are Rocky Mountain passes where I have experienced this and I am towing. After one trip in June (and planning another in August) we will probably just unhook the Jeep and my wife will drive it up the passes. We will be boondocking above 10,000 feet so I am not talking hills
Here is my question. Do most PC owners use the tow/haul mode which, as I understand it, just changes the shifting points, or do they not use it and just use the downshift from the standard drive position, as well as engine speed to maintain momentum. Our last Class C was a 450 and this is a 350 and we were not towing. I was down to 25 mph going up Bobcat Pass in Northern New Mexico last month. Maybe that is just the way it is? Our most previous RV was a Roadtrek Class B 210 with the Chevy 6.0L
ALSO...I have read in some places that the V10 is designed to develop max torgue at 4500-5000 rpms. Is that correct? I read on another forum a discussion that indicated that was no problem, but I always hate to "cram" an engine.
Any experiences, direction or suggestions you could give me would be appreciated.