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Old 10-12-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Do you turn off the overdrive?

When pulling your camper do you turn off the overdrive?
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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No.

I like to run in the highest gear possible on cruise control.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:58 PM   #3
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yes and no, I have two overdrives, I lock out one of them 6th.

You'll get all kind of answers, but it really depends on....Gas or Diesel, axle ratio, Transmission, weight of the trailer, flat or hills, headwind or tailwind....

See....its not a simple answer...need much more detail if you want good advice.
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I do not use the tow mode most of the time. I do use it if we are in the mountains or another very hilly or steep grade area. I also use cruise control to maintain a constant 62 MPH which seems to give us the best fuel economy.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:02 PM   #5
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Your owners manual should tell you how to use the "overdrive" setting when towing.....
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:12 PM   #6
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No.

I like to run in the highest gear possible on cruise control.
This is my answer, also. My top two gears are overdrive.
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When towing, I turn mine off only when pulling up long steep grades in order to keep the RPM up and the exhaust temp down. I keep the cruise control set on 62-63mph.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:16 PM   #8
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I live in E Tennessee and when driving on highways with not much grade, I always use overdrive. When climbing into hilly or mountainous terrain I use tow mode or drop into the Allison transmission 6 speed. 2006 Chevy 2500HD diesel.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:20 PM   #9
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Your owners manual should tell you how to use the "overdrive" setting when towing.....
The OP's info says a Jeep Liberty. So I agree, what does the Jeep manual say?

You might also try a Jeep forum that has a lot of Liberty users.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:34 PM   #10
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The answer is...
Depends.

If the KJ is always going in and out of od, lock out od.

If it handles od fine, leave it.


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