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7/21/2011
12:55:51

Subject: electric brake and tranny cooler needed?
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hi all...
tryin to find a quick answer here...i have a 98 dakota v6...no towing package...just recently bought my dad's 93 rockwood popup camper w/ brakes and plan on using the dodge to pull it to bristol, TN for the nascar races...what i am wondering is how necessary would ya'll experienced dodge/pullers say a electric brake is? and a tranny cooler?

thanks,
chris



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7/21/2011
13:02:29

RE: electric brake and tranny cooler needed?
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An auxillary trans cooler on any tow vehicle with an auto trans is a must. Just for piece of mind. Electric brakes, if the pop up has them why not use them? If will save wear and tear on your trucks braking system.

Must be a pretty big popup to have its own brakes? I had one years ago that I towed with an S-15, 2.8 v6 and a 5 speed. Little truck did great with it as long as you did not try to exceed 55mph. Thenit would start running a little hot. That popup did not have any kind of braking equipment on it.



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7/21/2011
15:36:01

RE: electric brake and tranny cooler needed?
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what kind of trans cooler would ya recommend?

thanks for the input...my dad has been tellin me to get the electric brakes JUST in case cause of the hills/mountains headin down to bristol...can't blame him for tryin to keep me safe! haha

my dad thinks it weighs about 2300 lbs...thats just a guess from memory...could be wrong though! i think the dodge says it can haul 3166....GAWR right?



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7/21/2011
16:20:06

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I knew if I poked around in here long enough I'd find Daddio...How ya doin buddy? I do believe most auto stores carry a tranny cooler that fits most applications, they are relatively cheap but you will have to route some lines and fit it behind your grill, which should be easy enough.



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