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Old 09-26-2012, 09:28 AM   #11
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Nope. You should pull the truck specs. before you throw out opinions.
I used the weight calculator, truck and trailer specs to make sure I still have a good safety margin. Plus it is not a Dodge.
I think he was referring to same Dodge setup as his truck. At least that's how I took it.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #12
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Ditto. No reason to shift. Occasionally will remove overdrive in certain conditions, but that's rare.
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If on the interstate I will press tow\haul once to engage it, set cruise control and drive. If on a 2 lane or slower moving traffic on interstate I will hit the tow\haul button and hold it and that will lock out overdrive. Seems to keep the RPM's in a better spot while running around 50MPH.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #13
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13,000 lb fiver plus 7,500 lb truck plus the 2,500 lb pin weight is 23,000 lbs that is the GCWR for my 2011, F250, CC, diesel, longbed, RWD. If the truck is older it should be less.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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I think he was referring to same Dodge setup as his truck. At least that's how I took it.
Oh.........thought he was referring to my post. Also thought this was a Duramax question.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:44 AM   #15
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I also have the Alison and I put it in tow/haul and drive.
It is always in the proper gear up or down hill.

The only time I reset it is on level highway and in cruise. If the transmission has not shifted into overdrive on its own due to the cruise speed, I punch it off; then back on after it upshifts.
Listen to this man he knows what he is saying!

I do the same.

If you have the exhaust brake and keep it in tow mode with exhaust brake engaged you probably won't even need to use brakes going down hill.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:14 AM   #16
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The engine brake is the greatest. Most of the time when coming to a stop, I'm just resting my foot on the brake pedal enough to activate the brake lights, the engine brake does all the slowing down.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:31 AM   #17
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Listen to this man he knows what he is saying!

I do the same.

If you have the exhaust brake and keep it in tow mode with exhaust brake engaged you probably won't even need to use brakes going down hill.
Is your exhaust brake aftermarket or standard on the 2012?
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #18
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It's standard on 2011 & 2012. It can only be engaged when the tow/haul mode is engaged, and seems to be somewhat variable depending on braking. That could be just my imagination though.
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I wonder if it is possible to retrofit it on the 2008...
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I wonder if it is possible to retrofit it on the 2008...
You can get an aftermarket exhaust brake from www.bullydog.com and other performance diesel companies.

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