Towing cross country with 3.21 gears

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by JGBimle, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. bhonshell37

    bhonshell37 Senior Member

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    Consult your owners manual for towing, there should be advice about towing

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    37 inch tires changes every thing, you wont find that in a owners manual.
     
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    We are leaving this weekend so that doesn't give me much time for a tranny cooler. With my gears and 37s would you be cautious and say don't do it or would you say go for it?
     
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    Go for it - Just take your time- Biggest thing to be concerns with is stopping. Thise 37"s are gonna be heavy and the truck wasn't built with those size tired in mind. And now you're also adding a trailer to the weight. just take your time and go easy on the brakes. I am sure you will be fine. If your gonna start down a steep hill- Just manually get it into a lower gear and let it sit there- same thing with climbing a hill. Just try not to over work the truck. Also make sure you leave tow haul on for the whole trip, and turn it back on when you exit the truck for breaks. You will be fine.
     
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    You better check with Uhaul. I had to move a 2007 Ford Edge. I rented a Uhaul trailer when I went to pick it up and they didn't bat an eye. When I went back to rent the trailer again to donate the car, they told me I needed a Class V hitch to pull that car with their trailer. He ultimately rented me the trailer because I had already done it once but, stated he wouldn't do it again. The Uhaul trailer weighs in at 2300lbs if I remember correctly.
     
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    The OP actually stated he was getting a dolly. Witch is alot lighter witch would help his situation over the trailer with having his 37's. To the OP once you get moving try to be like a semi don't be in a hurry and try to run 80. Just let the truck do what it's suppose to stay around 60 gain speed going down slight grades and relax on the pedal going up should help ease the strain on you drive line. If your truck is constantly shifting gears that will be the hardest thing on it.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys. We are going to make a decision today as far as what we are doing. I'm planning on making a trip to uhaul later today.
     
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    I bet it goes fine, but let us know!!
     

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