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Old 09-26-2018, 11:41 AM   #21
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I use tow/haul when towing. That is what it is for...
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I concur.

It helps hold the gears when during inclines and descent.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:55 AM   #22
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I use tow/haul. Seems to control my 27' TB very well in traffic, slowing and picking up speed.
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unless you're on flat ground and not running into a headwind, you should use Tow/haul mode. Mainly it keeps your transmission from constantly shifting and heating up and keeps transmission from shifting into any overdrive gears.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:34 PM   #24
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My GMC 2016 diesel Allison combo has so much HP and torque that I never use tow/haul on rolling to level road pulling my 1990 Excella 29’. When in the mts with steep downgrades it helps coordinate with the engine braking in a very nice way. If I had a low speed very steep ascent then I would use t/h. Try both ways and decide which feels the most comfortable to you.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:54 PM   #25
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I use Tow Haul and Automatic Engine brake along with cruise control when ever towing the AS on the highway. Takes the stress out of driving, and I do know I get better MPG vs driving with out cruise control on. Engine lopes along at1500rpm at 63-65....automatic collision avoidance helps maintain distance with cars in front of me, and lane change warning keeps me alert if I get too close to the lane markers...technology works as advertised, and makes for a much less stressful trip while towing!
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:43 PM   #26
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In mine the exhaust brake does not work without it on.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:56 PM   #27
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Hmm....

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In mine the exhaust brake does not work without it on.

Is yours a RAM? If so, what year and model?`
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:10 AM   #28
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In mine the exhaust brake does not work without it on.
It works....either way
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:16 AM   #29
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unless you're on flat ground and not running into a headwind, you should use Tow/haul mode. Mainly it keeps your transmission from constantly shifting and heating up and keeps transmission from shifting into any overdrive gears.
On the 2500 ram with 6.7 cummins, 6 speedchrysler auto...5 th and 6 th are both over drive...I very seldom use t/h. I don’t like the violent downshifting with the exhaust brake on...my tranny temps this fall is runnin at 165 degrees constant
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On the 2500 ram with 6.7 cummins, 6 speedchrysler auto...5 th and 6 th are both over drive...I very seldom use t/h. I don’t like the violent downshifting with the exhaust brake on...my tranny temps this fall is runnin at 165 degrees constant
Sounds like you need to look at a newer vehicle...perhaps an F250 6.7l??
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:14 AM   #31
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I use the tow/haul anytime I am towing most anything. It is great how the transmission shifts and controls the load better with both the tow/haul and exhaust brake activated.

BTW - you want to run the exhaust brake frequently so it exercises the variable vanes in the turbo. It will also extend the life of the service brakes.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:24 AM   #32
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Sounds like you need to look at a newer vehicle...perhaps an F250 6.7l??
2017 now has 27,000 miles, returning home after going to Nova Scotia, and PEI.... you couldn’t run fast enough to sell me on a ford...after what they stuck everyone with the 6 liter diesel....
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:59 AM   #33
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Just went over the Donner Pass yesterday, and tow/haul mode and cruise control worked terrific. Set speed at 50, the most I would get to is 65 on some of the long 6 percent grades. Never had to hit the brakes, I did use manual trailer gain just to see if it slowed our descent and it did fine without locking up. I was passed by a few 5th wheelers who did not seem completely in control, flashing brake lights several times. I have even more confidence in my tow rig that I did at the beginning of this 5,000 mile jaunt.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:08 AM   #34
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2017 now has 27,000 miles, returning home after going to Nova Scotia, and PEI.... you couldn’t run fast enough to sell me on a ford...after what they stuck everyone with the 6 liter diesel....
6L I agree...the 6.7L is pretty solid....my 17' F250 just turned 45K in 18 months. I here good things on the Ram and GM's also...for now, I'm very impressed with mine. I want to go to Nova Scotia...envy your trip. Going to Alaska next spring... East Coast perhaps in 2020...
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As it has already been mentioned, those running a newer 6.7L Powerstroke, what are you seeing for both oil and transmission temperatures?
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:48 AM   #36
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As it has already been mentioned, those running a newer 6.7L Powerstroke, what are you seeing for both oil and transmission temperatures?


I have a 2016 F 250 6.7L Powerstroke diesel. I saw 195 - 200 on the transmission and 200-210 on the oil during a recent trip (air temp 55 degrees).

I had recently upgraded from an F250 gasser pulling my 30 ft Classic. NO COMPARISON! The diesel is much better pared with the 30 ft Classic - like it is not even behind me. I also noticed less "push" from semis and box trucks that passed me on the highway. I am very happy I upgraded even considering the "perceived" extra maintenance on a diesel (which is why I bought an extended Ford warranty).
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Thanks. I just wanted to make sure these are normal operating temps. Those are the same numbers I see on mine.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:48 PM   #38
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The manual for my truck says that “tow/haul mode should be engaged when you are above 75% of the vehicles towing capacity”.

GMC 3500 duramax 2016.

My opinion is tow/haul is not as smooth as standard.

Exhaust break seems to engage more in that mode. I use it when I have my golf cart in bed of truck and do not when I am not traveling with it.
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Ram with 6.7..very seldom use tow/ haul mode, tranny is constant at 165-67...degrees...
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I have a 2016 F 250 6.7L Powerstroke diesel. I saw 195 - 200 on the transmission and 200-210 on the oil during a recent trip (air temp 55 degrees).

I had recently upgraded from an F250 gasser pulling my 30 ft Classic. NO COMPARISON! The diesel is much better pared with the 30 ft Classic - like it is not even behind me. I also noticed less "push" from semis and box trucks that passed me on the highway. I am very happy I upgraded even considering the "perceived" extra maintenance on a diesel (which is why I bought an extended Ford warranty).
Agree! The F250 6.7L in tow-haul mode pulls my 28' FC up/down/around at 60-65 in cruise, with engine brake in auto like a dream, at ~1500 RPM's! I can control the speed with my thumbs and the cruise on the wheel...no need to hit the brakes nor the gas most of the time, except of course with heavy traffic....but even then, the safe distance technology helps control speed. If you don't have one or have not driven one with a trailer behind, hard to understand from someone's descriptions. And your right; rarely any semi push...

I recently purchased the extended 100K/5year warranty also; my rig is only 18 months old, but I was at 34,994 miles in Banff few months back, when my wife asked if I was going to get the extended warranty! I called my dealer in Texas and was able to take a picture of my odometer and got the "employee" discount at $2,400~ over the phone...couple hundred $$ over what it was offered to me before I took delivery, but that's what I was expecting.

I am at 45K now...and just purchased 4 new Michelins at Costco with the October $130 discount they have going...will install sometime in November, likely...I was anticipating the Alumalina run this week, but plans changed...Costco said they would hold these for 2 months at the local store.
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