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crawford

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Posted: 09/05/19 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Don't know about hub caps but tow mode just keeps it out of over drive and decreases fuel mileage.

My 2008 books says this and my transmission will not lock up while in tow mode but shifts seem firmer.


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blownstang01 wrote:

mleekamp wrote:

jy is correct...but allow me to add to that. Tow/Haul not only changes the shift points of the transmission, allowing it to hold a gear longer for towing or hilly climbs, it also functions as a "transmission brake" when going downhill. jy mentions this as well.

I recommend going to Ford website and you can download a PDF of the chassis owners manual, which should be a must for a chassis you are not familiar with.


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Even the 2014 Ford books states keep tow hall mode off for fuel MPG this only shows how many read the ford book

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2 of the "exposed lug nuts" 180* from each other should have a horizontal slash across the wrench lands. Those nuts need to be removed with the T wrench to remove the hub cap.

As for the "Tow/Haul" button (5 and 6 speed transmissions) it changes the shift points, but still allows the transmission to go into overdrive. The "OD" button on the 4 speed (4R100) does lock out overdrive.

An additional feature of the 5 and 6 speed transmissions is when the Tow/Haul mode is engaged it will also provide engine braking. To slow the vehicle when going down hill with Tow/Haul engaged depress the brake pedal for 1 second or longer. If the speed increases more than 3 mph the transmission will downshift to the next lower gear if is within ithe safe RPM range.

Cruise control will perform a similar function. If going down hill with the cruise engaged it will downshift to the next lower gear maintain the set speed if it's within the safe RPM range.


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Carvin Marvin wrote:

Just acquired a 2014 31' Newmar. How do I remove the hub caps on 19.5 tires? How does the "Tow Mode" function. Haven't got the books. Thanks in advance for assistance.

As said, two or three nuts with have an indention, to indicate the ones for the wheel cover. Some unscrew and some just pull off.


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