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Grit dog

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Posted: 07/24/18 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As far as the OP's truck. Punch the tow haul button and let er do what she does. If rpms are too aggressive, then shift manually.


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ArcticFox&Cats wrote:

Specifically breaking,


What is broken?


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LOL - nothing is broken, Bob. Do not want it to be either!!

Thanks for the comments, guys. Doing all of the above as we speak. I would seriously wish for a lot more engine compression. (Use to a diesel.)


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trail-explorer wrote:

ArcticFox&Cats wrote:

Specifically breaking,


What is broken?


Sounds like the Breaks are broken.


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1320Fastback wrote:

trail-explorer wrote:

ArcticFox&Cats wrote:

Specifically breaking,


What is broken?


Sounds like the Breaks are broken.

Came here for this... breaking brakes and chalking chocks!


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I have the same truck but Diesel/Allison. I usually use the exhaust brake, but really the service brakes on the truck are plenty heavy duty enough to handle a 7000 lb trailer no problem if you drive the same speed down the hill as you went up it. Double tap the brakes in tow/haul to activate the grade braking feature, which is active in tow/haul. It's in the manual. If you don't want to use it all the time, you can just punch tow/haul on the hill and then deactivate it when you get down.

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Op need to do some reading. Start with owners manual and then the multitude of resource and discussion. This is basic stuff that any reasonably qualified person with a drivers license should know above and beyond just pressing the skinny pedal or the fat pedal....

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