Originally Posted by paulmlac
I have a 2013 3100 with no toad. I get some hills on 75 around the Smokey Mountains. The 450 downshifts going up hills quite a bit. Would tow mode help prevent that? Can I use tow mode while not actually towing? Can I press the tow button while in motion?
Guessing it's yes to all 3 questions but wanted to ask...
If you find the transmission shifting down then up several times on a hill, tow mode will help. It will still downshift but hold the lower gear a little longer. On downhills the transmission will downshift and help hold speed instead of riding the brakes. I don't tow anything, but use tow mode when in mountainous areas (Ozarks). You can switch off and on as needed, while in motion.