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Old 04-17-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Just bought a new travel trailer to go camping with the family. I have a question on towing. Do you turn the tow haul off all the time you are towing the trailer or just when you are going up hills? I have 1 friend telling me 1 thing & a 2nd telling me another.

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Old 04-17-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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I run in tow/haul mode anytime I'm hooked up. But then again, I'm over/under my payload depending on how many family members/dogs are with us.

I've heard of others who don't bother. To each their own but the way I look at it "The manufacturer put it there for a reason, so use it"
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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I leave it on all the time when I tow. It reprograms the transmission to stay in gears longer for more power and locks out overdrive. Unless you're on level roads you'll probably keep going in and out of overdrive (not good). It's only a few hundred RPMs difference.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:08 PM   #4
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ceorear, it would help if you posted what tow vehicle you're talking about.

i have my tow/haul button on almost all the time, when i'm towing.
i do occasionally turn it off, if i'm just cruising on flat freeway for a long time.
like when driving on I5 in Central California.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:10 PM   #5
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I tow with a gas engine and have my tow/haul on all the time. The name of it should tell all you need. If your towing or hauling turn me on.
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ceorear, it would help if you posted what tow vehicle you're talking about.

X2...Why do so many FRF members don't fill out their TV & camper info on sig page???

Only helps us help others a little faster
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If you look at the owners manual for your truck it will tell you all about it. I run in tow/haul anytime I'm towing.
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Tow haul mode on and tranny in 5th gear.

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Old 04-17-2014, 02:26 PM   #9
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If you look at the owners manual for your truck it will tell you all about it. I run in tow/haul anytime I'm towing.
Ditto Oakman...I know it's hard for us guys to read the owners manual. But, when all else fails, you have to sometimes. Whoa, just had an epiphany...that's why the RV manufacturers don't put time and effort into the owners manuals!!!
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Keep it on while I'm towing unless it's really, really flat. Keeps the tranny temp down....Ooooooohhhh, an owner's manual with an RV? We'd be lined up around the block!!
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