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Old 01-13-2018, 02:37 PM   #1
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06 Mega Cab Power

All the years I've had my truck I've only done light towing (5k). Truck is mostly stock and I don't drive it daily. 104k miles, 2006 mega cab 5.9. Last year I started towing a travel trailer and I think the truck is weak towing. It's a beast empty. I'm losing speed on highway overpasses. Not grades or slopes, overpasses. I dread a trip in the mountains. So I'm wondering if I expect too much out of my truck or is this normal? My camper is a bumper pull toyhauler, around 13k gross. I added EFI Live, it helped a little but the truck is totally flat from 55-60 mph. Boosting around 28 pounds running 65 mph on flat road. Boost up to 38-40 on grades. EGT about 900 on flat road, most I've seen is 1150 on a long grade. Notice I'm not towing 75-80 mph, I run 65-67. Im not trying to pull a quarter mile at 9 seconds but I don't think this truck should be struggling as hard as it is.
I'm not exceeding any specs so what's going on? Can anyone explain your towing experience? Thanks in advance.
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