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post #1 of 5 Old 07-07-2006, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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i am going to tow a small car mistu*****y (cant spell) on a trailer for about 1800 miles louisiana to utah. i have the class IV tow package should i have any probs? any recomendaions. only 3000 miles on commander.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-08-2006, 10:07 AM
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What model JC are you referring to? Do you know the tow rating on the JC and the weight you will be towing?

The HEMI or other V8 should not have any problems... not sure about the 6
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-08-2006, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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i have the 5.7 v8 hemi and the class IV towing package. most of the time i should be able to just push the button and go. but when i hit mountian areas should i drop it down to third?
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-09-2006, 11:53 PM
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The Hemi will take all you can throw at it. If "D" concerns you in the mountains, just activate the "tow/haul" button on the center stack. That'll put your shift points at better rpm's to tow, and effectively keep you in 4th gear tops.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-10-2006, 01:54 AM
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Thank you Gilbert!!!

(I am esposa143's husband).. We were having this discussion and she told me that she read here on the forum that all the tow button did was disable the overdrive.... We also have a 96' corvette and you can reprogram the shift points in that thing, (its a Collector's Edition with the OBD2 eeprom) so I figured the tow option did more than just turn off overdrive.. (I specifically said it prolly raises the shifting RPM's and such)...
Alas, I will not be joining her and my mother on this adventure (have to work, which is where I am now) and so they will not have my expertise on the expidition.


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