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Old 07-20-2013, 04:09 PM
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Just a side note about the "Tow/Haul" mode: I read here on the forums that a lot of people with the 6 speed trans just put the trans in 4. You lock out 5 and 6. In doing this I have found that the trans works better and stays cooler and the mileage is actually a little bit better.

I have towed similar trips, particularly in that 500 to 700 miles each way range, and done it both in "Tow" mode and in just plain 4th gear. The truck just behaves better and the trans actually seems to bump up and down a lot less.
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I have the Hemi 8 speed, and found that the TT I was towing a few weeks back seemed to stay high in the RPM range.

I don't know if that was because the TT needed some new tires (like all 4) and the bearings needed to be repacked on wheel as well.

It was often up into the 3500 - 4000 range, and that was on a pretty straight run too.
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Guys, I just acquired this 2012 Ram 1500 5.7Hemi. My last Dodge was a 76 3/4 ton with a 360 and torqueflite. Had to install both an aux. trans oil cooler and an engine oil cooler for towing in S. Texas. Any recommendations for the new truck? Is either a good idea? How about installing a trans temp gauge? Easy, hard? Worth it? My plan is for towing a 4000 lb trailer/car combo and all over, including the Rockies.

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Hey guys I don't mean to thread jack. But I Was recently towing and my trans temp was up to 185, I thought nothing of it.. But after reading this thread it doesn't sound to normal. I was hauling a 20' enclosed trailer with two quads and a bike, so probably around 5k going up some pretty knarly hills. Is that to temp to high?
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Hey guys I don't mean to thread jack. But I Was recently towing and my trans temp was up to 185, I thought nothing of it.. But after reading this thread it doesn't sound to normal. I was hauling a 20' enclosed trailer with two quads and a bike, so probably around 5k going up some pretty knarly hills. Is that to temp to high?
A 20' trailer in hilly terrain...I wouldn't worry about it too much. What was the ambient temp?
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