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Old 09-24-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Towing our new XLR hfs

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Ok so I had a 23ft enclosed camper and pulled it with a Tundra on airbags, so I gave up on fuel mileage and purchased a 2006 chevy 2500HD, pulls like a beauty and fuel expense decreased, now I just sold the camper and purchased a 2015 Hyperlite 29hfs which I haven't pulled yet, put on weight distribution and sway control, question is? Do I need to use the tow haul feature on my truck now?

Didn't use it with my other camper, but just looking for some feedback. Thanks
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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I'd use tow haul mode. Is it a diesel or gas?
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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I only use tow/haul if I am pulling 5000lbs or more.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:48 PM   #4
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Tow Haul is really a shift business and engine braking decision. If the trans will go into to gear and stay there (relitively well)and you don't need the additional down hill grade braking there is no benifit to TH mode. TH is most useful going down hill and having the application of the brakes be tied to the trans downshift to provide engine braking. Flat ground I never use it, if the trailer is not"pushing me down hill I don't use it, if the trans isn't shifting constantly I don't use it (just drops you from top gear only won't save you from top minus 2 or 3 downshifting), otherwise... Check your owners manual what they recomend for the useage pattern. If you live or drive through mountains its great.
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I don't see any reason to not use tow/haul. If you don't need it, it won't make any difference if it's on. If you do need it, it WILL make a difference if it is off.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:21 PM   #6
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Well it does downshift you from top gear. If you can run in top gear why not take the FE improvement.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #7
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Well it does downshift you from top gear. If you can run in top gear why not take the FE improvement.
Was unaware the tow/haul on Chevy's locked out 6th. My 2013 F150 EB works seamlessly and doesn't lock out any gears.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:33 PM   #8
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Its diesel , apreciate the feedback
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:12 PM   #9
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Question guys??

Ok so I had a 23ft enclosed camper and pulled it with a Tundra on airbags, so I gave up on fuel mileage and purchased a 2006 chevy 2500HD, pulls like a beauty and fuel expense decreased, now I just sold the camper and purchased a 2015 Hyperlite 29hfs which I haven't pulled yet, put on weight distribution and sway control, question is? Do I need to use the tow haul feature on my truck now?

Didn't use it with my other camper, but just looking for some feedback. Thanks
I have 2013 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0 L , I always use the feature when pulling my 29 HFS , Always thought better safe then sorry, look forward to other feedback on this subject,
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:43 PM   #10
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You mean 6.6 L? The tow haul feature is mostly like a engine brake I suppose, my opinion is that it should be used for Hills, I'm in Florida!! But I pulled my 29hfs already for 1 trip and it was like 579 miles without tow haul and it was great. Weight distribution and sway control are awesome to have..didn't find any need for the tow haul mode.
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