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Old 08-17-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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What gear is being used

Hello all; I recently purchased a new TV. I'm looking for input on what gear others are using to pull their TT. I have a 6.0, with a 6-speed transmission. I'm pulling a 23RLSW. On my first trip, I used the tow/haul mode and drove in DRIVE with no problems. I have been told by others that I should use the manual mode with maybe a different gear. This forum has had a lot of usable information and at this time I'm just looking for others input. THANKS
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Hello all; I recently purchased a new TV. I'm looking for input on what gear others are using to pull their TT. I have a 6.0, with a 6-speed transmission. I'm pulling a 23RLSW. On my first trip, I used the tow/haul mode and drove in DRIVE with no problems. I have been told by others that I should use the manual mode with maybe a different gear. This forum has had a lot of usable information and at this time I'm just looking for others input. THANKS
What does your TV's manual say? I have an F150 with a 5.4 and 6-speed tranny, always tow in Tow/Haul mode in Drive. Seems like that's the way it's designed, and it agrees with the manual. Also, I never drive over 65; usually keep it at 62-63 on interstates. The truck seems much happier that way with my 23RLSW.

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Old 08-17-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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If you have a tow/haul mode, press the button, and put her in drive and go. Tow/haul mode changes the shift points to improve towing performance and keeps you out of overdrive.

Most TT tires are only speed rated to 65 mph, so keep your speed down
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The 6.0 with 6 spd trans is going to be a late model F-250 right?

Anyway, I drive a RAM gasser, and I always use T/H and just drop it in Drive. On occasion I have manually overridden the transmission using the manual shift selector, but by and large it does a fine job on its own.
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Same as everyone else here. Put it in drive, T/H mode, and go. The transmission will decide where it wants to be, and does a good job of it. Once, I was towing into a strong headwind and the truck decided that 4th gear was good enough. I didn't argue.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:24 PM   #6
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Tow/Haul mode and let it do the thinking and adjusting. I've found mine (2016 F150) does a great job of managing the right gear for towing with smoother transitions at the right time for the need.
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T/H mode, put her in drive, let the 5.4 do the rest!
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On the off chance that your 6.0 is a gas Chevrolet like mine and not a PowerStroke, I leave the tow/haul off and lock it out of 6th. It hunts back and forth too much if I let it shift to 6th and it holds gears too long in tow/haul to suit me. I'm pulling 7000lbs loaded, your trailer might not be as heavy, so try a few things and use what you like.
Per my owners manual I don't need to use tow/haul unless I'm towing at or above 75% of my GCWR and it also states to use the cruise and let the truck decide which gear to use which I do on the interstate.
By the way mine has 4.10 gears and 60 mph in 5th = 2200 rpms, I average 9mpg there.
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If you're driving in a hilly area and your transmission is regularly shifting gears, drop it down to a lower gearing. When the transmission shifts a lot, it builds up more heat. When I'm towing with my RAM, I put it in tow-haul and set the top gear to 4th. Transmission runs relatively cool that way, and I don't really suffer that much with the MPG's.
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With my Tundra, I tow in 4th, manually selected and with tow/haul on. I can do 5th but it tends to unlock the torque converter which just generates heat although I don't see it on the gauge. I understand auto trannies so I won't let the truck pick an O/D gear just to sit there and let it lock/unlock the TC. I get the same mileage in 4th or 5th and in 4th, I can set the cruise and it just pulls hard all day. Engine turns 2700 rpm at 60 mph. I net 8 mpg towing 8500#, same as in 5th shifting all the time.
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