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Old 08-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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I've never owned or towed a TT and I'll be picking mine up this coming Wednesday. My TV is a 2005 Sana Fe 2.7V6 which has ample capability for my 154BH. My question is 'do I tow in overdrive or should I use the manual shifter? If u think this is a dumb question, ask me what others I have?????? Thanks in advance, Peace.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Not a dumb question, just means you’re thinking! I would avoid towing in overdrive. The only time I might consider OD is going down a long long hill. OD drops your rpms way down and will put undue stress on your engine’s crankshaft. With enough lugging you may join the 2 piece crank shaft club.
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Do you have an OD off button or a tow haul button? What are the mountains like where you will be going? That camper may not weigh a lot, but it will be a big sail behind you.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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Here is a somewhat lengthy discussion on the subject. There is no one size fits all answer it seems.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ight=overdrive

And yet another one.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ight=overdrive
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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Thanks all, appreciate the help.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:55 AM   #6
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IF your transmission keeps hunting for a gear then switch the OD off..
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