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Old 04-12-2011, 07:52 PM
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Tow Haul Mode

Just curious as to when everyone clicks there tow haul mode.

Anytime you tow/haul?
Only when your pulling over XXXXXX lbs?
Or when the trucks seems to be working more than it should?

Just curious, I pulled an empty enclosed car hauler 155 miles today (26-28ft) and clicked it in the whole time. Truck pulled it very very easy, my guess at wieght would be around 4500lbs +/- 500.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:22 AM
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Personally, its all in how the trailer is feeling to you. My threshold for Tow/Haul is anything over about 3-4k, I've done a couple of really small trailers and boats that don't require the shift points or the braking of Tow/Haul. On that note, if I'm in the steeper grades of the mountain country I'll be in Tow/Haul, particularly on the downgrades where the engine braking makes a huge difference.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:51 AM
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Any time I'm in the hills (Which is most of the time) with a load, plowing or driving w/ plow on, when I'm looking for that extra pep, (Quick race) or when downshifting. (With load, or just in slippery conditions. "OD Off" shifts the tranny into 3rd, then I can shift the truck into 2nd, then 1st if needed.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:30 PM
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I use mine whenever I'm towing more than a few thousand & sometimes I use it when I'm not towing at all, I like the way it shifts!
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Only have it on my 2007 V10 but like others said - I use it when I hook anything up and sometimes for the fun factor. I love how it holds a gear when on a long, sweeping on or off ramp with nothing on the tail. Then you can nail the throttle and the truck just launches, no downshift time. The shifts can be harsh sometimes if you let off just before it shifts, because of speed limits, etc but otherwise it's pretty cool.

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:56 PM
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Cool, thanks for the info.
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