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Old 06-24-2012, 11:22 AM
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How often do you use tow/haul without towing/hauling?

99.99% of the time I'm running without any load, she's just my daily driver!
Whenever I drive down steep grades that need constant brake pedal I switch on the tow/haul button.

Do I risk the chance of anything happening besides increased fuel mileage?
I drive a lot too, almost 10k miles since end of April averaging with my previous DD's 50k++ miles per year.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:47 PM
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The heaviest thing my truck hauls besides me are my golf clubs.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:57 PM
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The heaviest thing my truck hauls besides me are my golf clubs.


Do you understand the question? I'm asking about the tow/haul button!!

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:09 PM
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I would presume your safe... But i may be wrong... Idk about forcing youe truck to stay in a lower gear using it to slow you down is good....

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:24 AM
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I live in the Colorado mountains and frequently use tow/haul for downhill grades when I do not have a trailer connected. You can also use your cruise control, which will cause the transmission to downshift in order to maintain the selected speed. I have 49k+ miles on my 2011 F350 CC Lariat with no problems.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:41 AM
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When I'm to lazy to use a lot of brake pedal I flip it on.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:34 PM
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Doesn't use more fuel when she's exhaust braking....look at your instant mpg meter and she's pegged.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:45 PM
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Thanks guys for the heads up.
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Doesn't use more fuel when she's exhaust braking....look at your instant mpg meter and she's pegged.
Yep, if you reset your mpg's while going down a steep grade, it will start at 99.9 mpg lol. I took a pic of mine getting 49 mpg just to mess with some GM guys
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:21 AM
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Oops sorry didn't read the whole question. I always use the tow button coming down hills. Big hills at least not the small ones. Although I don't see how it would save on fuel when rpm's are higher then they typically would be if you were in 6th gear idling down the hill?
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