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jhoncho4x4
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PostSubject: Hauling 900XP in truck bed   Hauling 900XP in truck bed EmptyFri Apr 12, 2013 12:55 am

Anybody else tried this yet?
Considering the distance I drive to the group rides, might be worth the trouble if I am staying in a cabin.
I burned a 3/4 tank of diesel fuel driving to the last ride at Trails End one way pulling a 6x10 trailer. 300 miles all Interstate, 65-70 mph with cruise control on and the programmer turned down to tow mode.
I may try it on the next ride since I would have a good baseline to compare it to.

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8ball_99
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PostSubject: Re: Hauling 900XP in truck bed   Hauling 900XP in truck bed EmptyFri Apr 12, 2013 7:57 am

It would be a PITA to do. But really the only guys doing it for the most part are the ones in cali that have to run 55 when towing a trailer. Or people who don't have room to park a trailer at their house in the burbs.. Look in that picture how high up the XP sits.. From the dash up is above the trucks cab. With a front and rear window plus a roof on your machine I'm not sure it will help the millage much. I know I use to haul my 800 in the bed when I first got it. Even took it to brimstone a couple times like that. From what I remember switching from that to a small flatbed. My millage was very similar. That would probably be the thing to try.. Find a buddy with an S or even a 50" RZR. Slap it in the bed of your truck and haul in down the interstate to see if its worth the hassle..
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PostSubject: Re: Hauling 900XP in truck bed   Hauling 900XP in truck bed EmptyFri Apr 12, 2013 6:34 pm

don't put your truck in cruise and try that to save fuel
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PostSubject: Re: Hauling 900XP in truck bed   Hauling 900XP in truck bed EmptyFri Apr 12, 2013 9:20 pm

Looks like a plan to me
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PostSubject: Re: Hauling 900XP in truck bed   Hauling 900XP in truck bed EmptyFri Apr 12, 2013 10:31 pm

Is your truck tuned or anything. I use to burn 3/4 of a tank from Dayton ,OH to Gilbert ,WV towing a 16x7 enclosed trailer with all my gear with my old diesel. it took me about 5-6hrs to drive. I was averaging 12mpg. for reference
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jhoncho4x4
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PostSubject: Re: Hauling 900XP in truck bed   Hauling 900XP in truck bed EmptyFri Apr 12, 2013 11:14 pm

ohsresq wrote:
Is your truck tuned or anything. I use to burn 3/4 of a tank from Dayton ,OH to Gilbert ,WV towing a 16x7 enclosed trailer with all my gear with my old diesel. it took me about 5-6hrs to drive. I was averaging 12mpg. for reference

Yes it has a 6 position tuner with tunes from Wildman. I had it turned down to only the 65hp tow setting which is it's lowest setting. My 300 mile drive to Trails End also took about 5-6 hours.
I may try like Mason said and tow with the cruise off, hold the throttle steady and just ease into it on the hills. I watched my boost gauge and whenever I hit a hill with the cruise on, I think the computer may have been overcompensating to make sure I did not loose a single mph and was throttling too aggressively. At the beginning of a hill the boost would always immediately spike to 10 psi and then back down to about 5 or 7 psi the rest of the up hill pull.
The way it would leap at the hills is the same way it acts if I was towing my large gooseneck loaded with a couple of cars or a tractor and not a little bumper pull 6x10 with a RZR.
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PostSubject: Re: Hauling 900XP in truck bed   Hauling 900XP in truck bed EmptySat Apr 13, 2013 3:37 pm

My old super duty would do the same thing with the cruise on. So I stopped using it when I towed.
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