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Old 05-04-2010, 12:37 AM   #11
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Hi Doug - yes it is nice, clean and quiet with great views. The Hosts seem to keep a good handle on stuff there. Only wish I did not have to push that shower button as many times as I did. Seems like 5 to 6 seconds is just not enough.

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Old 05-04-2010, 02:53 AM   #12
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Hi: EGSKPN... Those timed showers are a pain...but they sure keep the Teens from stayin' in to long. Glad to hear your intro. to the 5.0 was as expected and the 4.0 Ranger handled the hills "OK". Want to see lots of pic's. Alf Congrats Too!!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:30 AM   #13
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Hi Doug - yes it is nice, clean and quiet with great views. The Hosts seem to keep a good handle on stuff there. Only wish I did not have to push that shower button as many times as I did. Seems like 5 to 6 seconds is just not enough.

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Old 05-04-2010, 10:37 AM   #14
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We get within a couple of MPG the same as you towing a Escape 19 with a
Toyota Tacoma, 4.0 six automatic. Eileen and I have been to Kekuli Provincal
Park quite a few times and just love it, great view of the lake and a nice clean place.
Doug, are you towing in "Drive" or are you shifting down one (staying out of overdrive)?
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Where is Kekuli Provincal Park?
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Where is Kekuli Provincal Park?
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Just south of Vernon BC, 10 Minutes at best.
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Hi Ken

We get within a couple of MPG the same as you towing a Escape 19 with a
Toyota Tacoma, 4.0 six automatic. Eileen and I have been to Kekuli Provincal
Park quite a few times and just love it, great view of the lake and a nice clean place.
Doug, are you towing in "Drive" or are you shifting down one (staying out of overdrive)?
I leave it in drive, the way I see it is the transmission can figure out when it needs to downshift
for climbing hills. I have always done this with every truck I have owned and never had any
problems with overheating the engine or transmission.

I do however downshift to 4th to help slow down on hills, don't want to over heat the brakes....
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I leave it in drive, the way I see it is the transmission can figure out when it needs to downshift
for climbing hills. I have always done this with every truck I have owned and never had any
problems with overheating the engine or transmission.

I do however downshift to 4th to help slow down on hills, don't want to over heat the brakes....
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I have the same truck and if the tranny is shifting between OD and 4th or if the torque converter is locking and unlocking in OD you should be in 4th. Every time it shifts it's heating up the oil and wearing the clutches. I do agree with shifting into 4th or 3rd for long downhills.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:25 AM   #19
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HI All - thanks for the nice comments. We look forward to crossing paths as we tour the countries, we will always keep an I out for other Escapes.

Kekuli is about 10KM south of Vernon, we spoke with the hosts and she said that from June forward they are sold out every day, but they use the overflow and give waiting campers first choice at opening sights. She suggested reservations are best. The views are gorgeous and the sites are very spacious. The marmots are fun too watch, they like to Sun Tan sitting on the decorative rocks, ah ( what a life ) i here their main diet is grass, so they keep their costs down too, living in the rain culverts helps as well.

Yes the Ranger seems to be good with the 4.0L,, but I may have to look at the new F150 with that new Eco Boost engine, I here it will be 350 to 400HP and 350 to 400FT lbs torque at very low RPM, WOW, would never know you have something in Tow.

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Hi: All... We just tallied up the mileage for our 2000mi. trek to the Blue Ridge Mts. in Virginia. 17.65 mi. to a Canuck Gal. Here's a pic. from the top!!! Alf
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