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Old 10-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Should you drive with the tow button on? I have read different explanations.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Should you drive with the tow button on? I have read different explanations.
If you are towing something. GM recommends it for towing anything according to my manual.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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Ford recommends it too.
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I mean should we be deiving with it on all the time. We have a 2013 3170 with the Ford v10
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I mean should we be deiving with it on all the time. We have a 2013 3170 with the Ford v10
Only if you are towing something.
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Use the tow feature only when you're towing. Your Ford owners manual explains this is more detail.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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Ok....thanks
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Only if you are towing something.
X2. - and not sure on Fords, but our Ram also has an Exhaust Brake function (button) that is used along with the Tow function.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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The Tow button locks out the OverDrive gears of most transmissions. When pulling a load the OverDrive gears will heat the transmission up, the internal parts of the OverDrive portion are not designed to do much beyond save fuel on the highway. I know in my gasser especially turning turning off OD with my 5th wheel is pretty much a must anyway as the motor needs the RPM to be able to eat properly and enough to tow comfortably.
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I use the tow haul, even when not towing when I am descending a steep grade. let's the engine do the breaking. I also use it in tight city traffic so its not always shifting.
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