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Old 08-04-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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I just bought a new 2007 17.5 ft Bigfoot my TV is rated at 6400 lbs the trailer dry weight is 2900lb I live on vancouver Island am going to the kooteanys on holidays next week should I install a Trans cooler
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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I'd ask around a few transmission shops to see what the rep is for your transmission. Doesn't sound like you NEED it, but it's not a bad thing, nor is a transmission temperature gauge to see what's happening and the need to downshift.

What kind of TV is it?
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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Its NEVER a bad thing to install a tranny cooler. Its better to have one and not need it, (you'd never know it anyway) than to need one and NOT have one.

Its cheap insurance to possibly help your tranny live a little longer or run smoother.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:11 AM   #4
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I'd ask around a few transmission shops to see what the rep is for your transmission. Doesn't sound like you NEED it, but it's not a bad thing, nor is a transmission temperature gauge to see what's happening and the need to downshift.

What kind of TV is it?
its a 2005 3/4 ton gmc savana cargo van with awd
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Shooting from the hip, I'd say you don't need a cooler w/3/4 ton, but it never hurts.

Seriously consider a gauge to tell you early that things are getting hot and you need to downshift or get out of O/D or something long before the damage is done.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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It's NEVER a bad idea to add a cooler unless you have one from the factory (in addition to the one inside your radiator). Believe me, TOWING a 6000 pound trailer is FAR different than loading 6000 pounds inside the truck (if your van would even carry that much), if only due to wind resistance and the extra rolling resistance of the extra tires.

Take a look at the trans fluid temp chart below-it doesn't take that big a rise to do some serious damage. A cooler is well UNDER $100. A new transmission is well OVER $2000. Sounds like a transmission cooler has REALLY a good risk-to-reward ratio to me!


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