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Old 11-09-2003, 01:05 AM   #1
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Rivet How 'ld be my driving when towing???

Hi the community;

May be this thread 'll surprised you, because you do that currently, but I don't know how to well drive, towing the A/S, with an automatic gear box... Only manual boxes in FRANCE
I'have finally bought a FORD Pick-up truck F150, but there was no owner manual and I really don't know how to use all buttons.
In towing , have I to select the D, D1 or D2 position...
The overdrive position , always on " on" position; can I use the cruise control with the A/S ???

Thank you for your advices.

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Old 11-09-2003, 01:18 AM   #2
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Bonjour Bruno

Always in D unless you are going up a very steep grade & you need to use the "frein moteur" when going down.
Overdrive ON is the way to go , you will save gas & keep the revs down. However you should turn the overdrive OFF when the "boite" keeps hunting up & down.
(in French : tu enleve le overdrive quand la boite retrograde souvent dans les faux plats, et legeres montées)
I would not use cruise control when towing

Bon week-end!

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Old 11-11-2003, 08:41 AM   #3
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using the gears..

love the color...great looking rig...
i dont know what your rear end gearing is ,or the size of your engine...overdrive is great for flatland driving...and i even use it in the mountains...but then again i have a diesel...going down i usually take the transmission out of overdrive...that puts it in 3rd gear..if circumstances dictate next is D2....its better to work your gears then your brakes....obviously common sense rules the day...i wouldnt drop down on ice....scarry!
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