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A while back I had asked for input as to the XEs (non-big tow) towing ability. I just wanted to get back to folks and let them know how my truck did towing my travel trailer. I had asked about towing a 4100 pound travel trailer over a 6% grade for 2-4 miles. The answer is........ I had to let off the gas to slow it down. ZERO problems and had much more power left. I should have gotten a larger travel trailer. I ran it at 2800-3200 rpms and easily maintained 60-65 mph (3rd gear) up the grade.

The only thing I had to watch for was on rolling hills. The torque converter wanted to unlock at about 62 mph and I had to make sure to hit the bottom of a hill at about 70-75. I towed in 4th.

NOTE: The topic heading says 06XE mine is actually an 05XE.
 

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The answer is........ I had to let off the gas to slow it down. ZERO problems and had much more power left. I should have gotten a larger travel trailer. I ran it at 2800-3200 rpms and easily maintained 60-65 mph (3rd gear) up the grade.
Sweet huh? Did you notice at that rpm it didn't seem to be taxing the engine at all, and felt like it could have done it for as long as you needed?
Glad you had a positive tow.
 

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What TT do you have? I'd like to learn more about them. Glad to hear it went well. You should not be worried about towing excessively with that weight, it's an easy tow for your Titan. :)
 

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loufish said:
Sweet huh? Did you notice at that rpm it didn't seem to be taxing the engine at all, and felt like it could have done it for as long as you needed?
Glad you had a positive tow.
2800 rpms seemed real good. What was fun was just before I hit the grade I had been running behind a dodge 2500 pulling a 5th wheel. I know comparing his rig to mine may not be apples to apples but it was fun leaving him in my rear view mirror anyway.
 

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What TT do you have? I'd like to learn more about them. Glad to hear it went well. You should not be worried about towing excessively with that weight, it's an easy tow for your Titan. :)

I have a Surveyor 210 by Forest River. Not a huge travel trailer but we like it.
 

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I can't wait to finally buy my TT. Only 5 years till I retire from the military! Woo Hoo.. Then I can get a real :lol: job!! Glad to hear the Titan towed like a champ. I too am in the same boat (Non BT) but 2007 rather than 2006.
 

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These things are towing machines. I tow a 7000lb TT in the mountainis out here, and it is no problem.
 

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I have a Surveyor 210 by Forest River. Not a huge travel trailer but we like it.
I'm looking at the ROO 21SS, not much bigger then yours,
 

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I was just reading this thread and thought about leaving my own towing experience. It is an '06 KC XE no towing package but has electric brake controller and class V hitch. I towed a 1970 Chevelle SS454 on a 16' dual axle car trailer with electric brakes. The car weighs approximately 4000 and the trailer around 1000 for a total of around 5000. I was towing the Chevy up to Nashville from New Orleans. I was following a friend pulling a '69 Chevelle with a Tahoe. I left the transmission in Drive and set the cruise at 70. When we got in the hills, my friend said that his tranny would shift so far down that his engine on the Tahoe would be turning up at 3500 or better. The Titan would down shift and the engine speed would jump up to about 2500 at first then come back down quickly to around 2200 until the hill was topped then return to about 1700 at 70 MPH. I also got around 14 MPG while pulling the Chevy and it did feel good to be able to pull it with a truck that felt as though it was not having to work too much to accomplish the trip. I was very pleased with it and brag on it to all my friends at work.
 

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I tow a 06 Wilderness 30 foot travel trailer with a 7400 pound dry weight. I usually tow in OD and at about 1800rpm. Small grades don't even shift down. larger hills it will downshift to 3rd and sometime pust 3000 rpm. Only once in the Georgia mountains did it have to go to 2nd. I do have an issue with rear suspension but I think air bags will cure it. I installed a Cold Air Intake and that is it.
 
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