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Powerstroke towing newb, got a couple of general questions
Ok, getting ready to do my first tow with my Powerstroke 6L. I've got an 8" lift and 37" tires, but still stock gears. I've got tunes from Eric at Innovative for Extreme Race, Extreme Street (my daily driver tune) and a Tow tune.
I've towed lots of stuff before, but never with a PSD or a truck lifted this high and definitely not a diesel (this is my first).
I'm not towing much, a 16' tandem axle trailer on a drop hitch with good brakes and 10 ply tires with a late model Toyota 4Runner on it. Towing the empty trailer 10 hours, about 600+ miles, then picking up the Toyota with some stuff loaded in it, probably a little stuff in the bed of my truck. So shouldn't be too much of a load. Then tow it back 10 hours and 600+ miles. I will be driving across Missouri and a lot of that is very hilly country, even on the interstate.
So what are the do's and dont's?
If I run my Tow tune, do I need to put it in Tow/Haul mode?
Do you keep it out of Overdrive?
Was thinking for the empty tow there that I wouldn't need the Tow tune or tow/haul mode and Overdrive would be fine.
Just want to make sure I don't so something I shouldn't or not do something that I should.
Thanks for the input guys.
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