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post #1 of 7 Old 04-04-2013, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Towing with O/D off?

Most ive been towing is flat bed with hay or stock trailer. Do I run it with od off on highway? Cause when I do its tacked out whe. Running 65-70.


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Prolly 5-8k with stock trailer. And 10-15k with loaded hay

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In an obs pulling a grade with the weight turn the od off, newer trucks have a tow haul mode, but if flat ground it's fine, but keep an eye on your egt's and "downshift" when necessary to get the boost back up

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I was wondering the same thing, I tow 3 times a week my 8k lbs landscaping trailer with my 2004 f350 DRW 4x4. Flat land with a bridge every once in a while and never over 45mph but just bought a TT loaded at 6200 lbs fully loaded. Once I the highway do I need to run in tow mode? I have a edge insight to monitor my temps but don't want to screw up the transmission.
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Tow haul is designed for heavy loads and to protect the trans. I'd run it all the time if I had it.
And tow haul is completely diff than OD off.



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I run mine tow haul all the time with camper, bass boat , it just holds the gears longer,but it's great for slowing down I can start down a steep grade at highway speed just touch the brake ,let off and tow haul will hold that speeed all the way down the hill, saves brakes and wear and tear on tranny shifting a bunch.
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