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Old 05-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Newbie TT Towing question

I am new to the TT crowd. I had a 1006 pop up and am now pulling a 2008 28BHS with my 2008 Expedition. I have search for answers to a couple towing questions with no sucess.

Towing with the O/D on, not so good? I think I will be turning off the O/D from now on.

Using cruise control ok or not? This one I am not sure of.

I will be traveling on some hills the first week of June. Any advice on pulling up and down hills?

I know this has probably been covered before I could not find an opinion on the cruise control.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 05-11-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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I turn my OD off, unless towing flat, straight, and level (interstate). Prefer to manually shift up or down in hilly country, as needed. Cruise control - I do not use when towing my 11,000 5er, , as it cannot anticipate hills, where I need to accelerate slightly to maintain speed. I down shift going both up and down hills - like a bicycle, it's easier on the engine with more revs going up, and uses the engine as brake going down. Just my way of doing things - hope this helps.

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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With my old TV and TT (95 Grand Cherokee and 15 foot Sprite) I just left the OD on. The Jeeps trans was good at being in the right gear.

With my new 2013 Jay feather X213 and my new (to me) 2003 Expedition my early experiments have me leaving OD off on secondary roads/ hwys and on for the 4 lane hwys. Unlike the Jeep the Ford is way too determined to be in overdrive all the time. Likely the quest for better mileage but it doesn't work well towing.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Hi Jaycodragger I have a 2008 F-150 pulling a 29bh I do not use overdrive as It loses power and the trans shifts in and out to much I know of some one who burned up a trans doing IT also I only use the cruise on the highway if its flat
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