Your opinion on a towing question
Just got back from a shakedown cruise in my new Jay Feather Sport TT this past weekend. Overall, the trailer towed pretty well, but I noticed that the 4-speed transmission in my truck spends a lot of time in 3rd gear --esp on inclines. Is this normal? It finally moves into 4th gear when descending a hill, or sometimes on flatter surfaces.
The trailer has a dry weight of 2965 lbs and my Canyon pickup is equipped with a 220-hp, 5-cylinder engine with a towing capacity of 4,000 pounds. I pack light and it's just me and my dog.
So, my questions are:
1. Do you think it is harmful to my transmission to pull a trailer that requires the tranny to stay in 3rd gear much of the time?
2. If it is, what is the solution to my problem? More horsepower? If so, how MUCH more?
Thanks for your feedback.q