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by Salsa [OP] » May 30 2011, 4:08pm
by lohchief » May 30 2011, 5:23pm
by Salsa [OP] » May 30 2011, 6:08pm
by lohchief » May 30 2011, 7:10pm
by 2nd Hand Old Guy » May 31 2011, 2:07am
Salsa wrote:First time I have a vehicle with the Tow/Haul Mode on it. I have a 2011 Sierra SLT Crewcab.
Last week, I hooked up my RV (travel trailer 28ft, 4700lbs empty) for a drive to the dealer for some quick spring maintenance. I clicked the tow/haul mode on thinking, this will be better for the road....
WOW.... ok to get out of the yard, it was great, but when I got on the road, the RPM went up to 3000 between gear changes... but although I had lots of power and torque for the initial launch, it was brutal afterwards!!! The truck was sluggish and I felt like it was held back..
So I took the tow/haul mode off... Then everything was smooth and nice, the truck didn't seem to be under load at all.
So my questions:
- Should I use the Tow/Haul Mode when driving my RV around?
- Is it because my RV is "light" compared to the towing capacity that I got that feeling? And by such the Tow/Haul is not needed for my RV?
- Is there a problem driving the RV on the regular tranny mode and using the 5th and 6th OD gears?
by Salsa [OP] » May 31 2011, 2:38am
by starspangled6.0 » May 31 2011, 2:42am
by Salsa [OP] » May 31 2011, 2:48am
by 2nd Hand Old Guy » May 31 2011, 2:57am
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