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towing what gear?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by bigreeler, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. bigreeler

    bigreeler [OP] Member

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    Hello TW friends, question I just bought a travel trailer total lenght is about 20 feet and about 3500 lbs. Im new to towing I have a 2010 dc pre runner v6 with a tow package. Do I drive the truck in 4 th or D? Thanks for your input.
     
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    I pretty much always tow my camper in 4.
     
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    depends if it is searching gears in between 4 and d then leave in 4 especially if you in a hilly area
     
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    I always tow in 4. Rpms are not that high going 70 in 4.
     
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    you will prob need 4 most of the time, maybe D when cruising on flat roads. put it in D and if it hunts then kick it down to 4
     
  6. bigreeler

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    Thanks for the replys. What does hunting for gears mean? Is it more of a feel or a sound the truck makes when its trying to shift.
     
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    When it keeps shifting from one gear to another.
     
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    Goober Earthlings are fun to watch!

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    And I thought hunting for gear(s) was when you go to Cabela's the weekend before hunting season starts. :laughing: Oh wait! you meant transmission hunting. Ya, 4th gear most of the time, wouldn't stay in 5th unless it was flat and had a tail wind or slight downhill.
     
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