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Question Should I use tow/haul towing a 3000 pnd trailer

I have a 04 f250 and just had the John woods towmaster transmission installed and was wondering if I should be using the tow/haul to pull a 3000 pound enclosed trailer around. If someone could let me know that would be great.
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On my 04, I don't when hauling my 3-5k popup toyhauler (depending on toys ), unless driving in mountains.
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You should use it every time you tow. Not mandatory for that weight though but I would use it if your in the mountains or hills. Can only help.

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it would help your brakes more than anything


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I tow a 3K pound dog trailer loaded with gear, generator, dogs, etc and found the tow/hual really does nothing for me. I do change the SCT to the tow tune.

Now when I two my 22' car hauler, you best believe i put it in tow/hual.
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I helps with earlier shifting and off the line shifting as well as slowing you down. I have a tow tune from Vivian that has the Jake brake feature but she still recommends tow/haul button.

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I freaking love the tow tune with turbo brake that I have from IDP. The turbo spooling on downshifts sounds bad a$$!
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I freaking love the tow tune with turbo brake that I have from IDP. The turbo spooling on downshifts sounds bad a$$!
The canned performance tune that came with my livewire ts does the same thing......sucks because I love the sound, but I want to run my custom tunes lol
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The canned performance tune that came with my livewire ts does the same thing......sucks because I love the sound, but I want to run my custom tunes lol
Couldn't a tuner write a tune, keeping that feature, but customizing the rest to your liking? I'm still new to all this, so I am not sure what a tuner can and can not do with "canned" tunes.



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Yea I would think so, but I've already put Vivian thru enough hell lately, I'm not going to ask her to rewrite my tunes just for a sound.
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