Mike, thank you for the Beautiful drive to work, I made a drive like that for 35 years. I didn’t know about DOW back then. My 92 Dakota runs better with the overdrive locked out for most of my driving needs. When driving on wood the only time I can put the overdrive into service is going down hill or if I have a strong tail wind pushing the truck on the flat road. Running 3500 rpms on wood is just fine in my gasifier, at lower rpms I use less wood per mile, of course.
Get all the little things fixed on your truck and you will be ready to go. Looking foreword on following this thread.