Towing in Overdrive
When pulling heavy loads, do most of you just keep it in 6th or drop it down to 5th?
With my truck, I've noticed that towing my 9,000# camper seems to work a little better in 5th versus 6th gear. The transmission doesn't constantly down and up-shift on hills and the engine feels like it's not working as hard. Running 70mph, still only turning about 2,300 rpm. Fuel mileage between towing and 5th versus 6th seems about the same.
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