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Old 08-27-2012, 11:38 PM
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when towing my camper (7400 lbs.), do I need my tow/haul on when cruising on highway at 65 mph ?
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Yes and no
If you are finding the truck is constantly changing gears or hunting for a gear throw her in tow/haul mode. As outlined in the manual it states that if you are going to be doing a whack of hills, tow/haul is the way to go. If you are running flat bald prairie leave her be.
In my neck of the woods it's pretty flat around here so I don't, but when I get into the hills I always run in tow/haul.
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I don't tow, but on the highway, fairly flat land
you should be able to shut it off
tow/haul changes the shift points, so that you use the torque of the engine & transmission
even more so if you have a 3.92 or 4.11 rear end

if you have the 3.21 or 3.55 rear end, just leave it in tow/haul
that is in my humble opinion
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if you have the 3.21 or 3.55 rear end, just leave it in tow/haul
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I leave mine on when towing my travel trailer. It's #7000gvwr.
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Yes and no
If you are finding the truck is constantly changing gears or hunting for a gear throw her in tow/haul mode. As outlined in the manual it states that if you are going to be doing a whack of hills, tow/haul is the way to go. If you are running flat bald prairie leave her be.
In my neck of the woods it's pretty flat around here so I don't, but when I get into the hills I always run in tow/haul.
Good info to know.
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I getting a trailer to pull dwith my new 4x4. Going to go dwith one of the new lite models. If your truck is a 1500, I would think you shoud click on the tow haul. 7000 is getting toward the limit of the truck. Just my 2 cents.
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The majority of time i tow i use tow/haul mode . I tow almost everyday and the main reason for it beign on for me is because i like that it downshifts automatically for me and also the little extra torque is nice as well. Using tow/haul from what i have seen as well will not affect your fuel mileage much either and its just a little easier on your truck to use it so its not constantly downshifting and upshifting when your going down the road. just my .02 hope it helps
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The majority of time i tow i use tow/haul mode . I tow almost everyday and the main reason for it beign on for me is because i like that it downshifts automatically for me and also the little extra torque is nice as well. Using tow/haul from what i have seen as well will not affect your fuel mileage much either and its just a little easier on your truck to use it so its not constantly downshifting and upshifting when your going down the road. just my .02 hope it helps
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