Originally Posted by etex211
... snip ...lock out the overdrive while towing. The constant changing of gears is what builds up the heat and damages the transmission.
+1 Until you have been towing for a while, it's best to spend a bit more on fuel than a whole lot on a transmission.
All of the following depends upon the hill sizes, speed limit, and traffic:
My usual towing strategy... Don't use cruise control when towing.
On expressways, I'm usually 5mph under the limit: Up hill, keep the gas peddle in the same position it was at on level ground and let the speed drop off a bit - 5 mph or so. Going down hill, let the speed go over your desired speed by about 5 mph. At the bottom and you are approaching level ground, let your speed drop off gradually until you get down to your desired speed.
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