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Bednarski1

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Posted: 05/31/14 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2014 E450 Sunseeker and I have some questions regarding the tow/haul feature. I kn ow it works like it's supposed to going up and down long grades but can I use it while in the cruise control mode.

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Yes,all it does is change the shift points in the trans.

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Refer to your owners manual. Yes you can

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oldkeywest91 wrote:

Yes,all it does is change the shift points in the trans.


And enables automatic grade braking (i.e. auto downshifting).

I have found it can sometimes be too aggressive when cruising in the flats (it downshifts when it really doesn't need to) but its great up and down hills.


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Posted: 05/31/14 10:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It will hold a lower gear longer when.


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What is best-leave in tow haul ALL the time, or to click into it when hitting a hill or coming down from one? I try to leave in D the whole time, but when I feel a down shift for the hill, I hit tow haul....then click out when not needed any more. Am I doing damage to the tranny????

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I have a BT Cruiser on an E450 and I use it with the tow/haul on all the time since it is always loaded close to the max.

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j6...prolly the better way of doing it. Put it there and leave it. I will have to try that. Thanks

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While I've heard these V-10's like to rev, my TH seems very aggressive with lots of downshifts resulting in high RPM's.

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On my 24' I generally do not use tow haul mode unless I need engine braking on downhills-or to hold a gear on uphills. I use as needed. On mine it is also overly aggressive for standard driving conditions with lots of excess engine racing.





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