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post #1 of 5 Old 08-16-2018, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Towing Ranger Bass Boat with 2017 GC with HEMI. Should ECO be ON or OFF to tow??

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-17-2018, 06:00 AM
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I'd say off,what's the manual say about towing?

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Manual doesn't say anything w/regards to Towing and ECO mode?

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-21-2018, 06:02 AM
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You may have better luck in the 2017 GC section...that's a pretty model specific question.

I'm not 100% sure what ECO does, but my guess is one of the things would be to shift earlier to keep RPM down. If this is the case, then I would say leave it off while towing. In fact, if you have a TOW mode, I would use that. My '12 F150 Ecoboost is tuned and holds gears a bit longer than stock, but it still feels like it shifts too soon pulling my dad's 19.5' Dynatrac bass boat. Tow/Haul mode feels much better.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-22-2018, 09:24 PM
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I read on another website that someone else with a GC always tows with sport mode on (eco off). Tightens up suspension and provides power quicker. Its probably safer as it provides better control? Just my guess
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