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Old 08-10-2010, 02:44 PM
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Well as in previous posts I was able to change gears when tow/haul mode was enabled.
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It limits you to what gear is showing in the display....It will shift from 1st up to the gear selected in the display...
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Thanks for the help.

It seams that I have a bad switch or something because I can't get it to do anything in D or tow/haul mode.

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Well as in previous posts I was able to change gears when tow/haul mode was enabled.
I have a 2500 4x4 SB Big Horn w 6.7 cummins 6 speed auto w242 rearend. I have been towing an Excel RT 26TRW that weighs 9,520 loaded. I always start out of my drive in 1st gear by just pushing the +/- on the shifter and pushing the tow/haul and exhaust brake. I use 1st as I live in Branson,Mo and the Ozark mountains are very steep in our resort. Once I get to the road I use the + to move to 5th and that is the way the truck likes to tow. Do not leave it in 6th even in Tow/haul as the transmission will get hot. This has worked well for me since March when we got the truck.

I have a question; With my highspeed rearend I am limited to 9,750 lb towing. Is this the max in stone limit for this truck without causing problems?
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there are so many variables to tow capacities for any one pickup, that is why hardly anyone is willing to give you a set in stone answer

long bed trucks & short bed trucks matter, i wonder if they mean long wheel base vs. short wheel base

18 " wheels can tow more than 20" wheels

of course engine sizes make a difference
gas & diesel engines do also

standard trans is better than an auto trans, although some disagree

a 3:90 or 4:11 rear differential will pull more than a 3:30 or 3:73

you would need an engineer with a calculator to figure it all out
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i tested mine and i can shift while in tow haul mode on my 2010 ram1500 quad cab with the big horn package.
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