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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Tow / haul reccomendaions

Going to tow a U-Haul behind my Dodge 1500 with the bed loaded down as well. New at this stuff and need to know what gear I should have the truck in for the trip.

Kind of think just put her in "D" and watch out for speed traps.

But then -- not too sure about the gear I should be in so I need some help.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 10:00 PM
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Jim I towed a 5 x 10 trailer with two quads and several large coolers filled with cases of beer and hunting gear for 3 guys down to North Carolina. Most of the hunting gear in bed. I have no problem driving in D. Plenty of power in the Hemi and still got 18 to 19 mpg. Most times usually have 5 or 6 deer in The coolers on the trip back north.
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Alllll Rightyyy Then!!!

Thanks!!

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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When you load your truvk ed keep most of the weight around and over your rear wheels or you steering can get squirrely if you have to do a fast maneuver.
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Do you have a tow/haul button if so and you notice the transmission shifting more than normal use that button which takes out top gear/gears and puts less strain on tranny. Power wise you will be fine it is just finding out where the tranny doesn't need to work hard.
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