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Do I need to use Tow/Haul pulling 7500 lbs?

Do I need to use Tow/Haul pulling a 7500 lb Travel Trailer? The trailer has brakes.
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Do I need to use Tow/Haul pulling a 7500 lb Travel Trailer? The trailer has brakes.
Thx,
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It all depends how soon you want to put in a trans. you may get by on flat ground on the freeway but when you hit some hills the torque may start to slip and things will start to heat up. This is only my thought on this, i am no Ford mechanic. I pull a 14,000 lb 5er and mine is never out of the Tow/Haul with is back there. 2 stroker

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I pull RV's for a living and yes I would put it in tow mode.
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If there is something hooked to the rear of my truck, it is in Tow/haul. A friends father-in-law never used His (2005 f250 6.0l 4x4 cc sb) while having his camper and boat hooked up. He went through 2 trannys.
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Why wouldn't you want to use it?
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If you had a manual tranny you would shift differently when loaded than unloaded; you want to do the same with an auto...

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Do I need to use Tow/Haul pulling a 7500 lb Travel Trailer? The trailer has brakes.
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I have always been told by the dipsticks at horse shows that it will tear up your tranny

Needless to say, for five years I hauled my horse trailer without Tow/Haul. Now I know better! So definitely use it. I have been told that it not only incorporates converter lockup and engine braking, but it also results in a 100-200 degree drop in EGT's

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Why wouldn't you want to use it?
better mileage is what I was thinking

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better mileage is what I was thinking
The money you save on fuel, you could put toward buying a new transmission.
From what I've seen, towing my 7800 lb 5th wheel, I had a drop of 6-7 mpg. Go with the tow/haul

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