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I pulled my single axle 14' trailer with my 1 sport quad in bed and 1 on trailer with my side x side sport quads weigh about 400# a piece and my side xside weighs about 1300# and 4 adult passengers anyways I tried tow haul and also without tow haul just staying in 5th it seems to jump around gears more than my hemi did on this same 75 mile trip running 65 my truck is a 2010 crewmax 4x4 rock warrior any ideas why it was shifting so much the trip is kind of hilly but my hemi seemed fine just hooked to this load and drive no tow haul!
 

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Truck should be fine, if your towing keep it in tow haul mode, thats your best bet. Before a hill climb or before passing someone or anything like that you could drop it down yourself into fourth to boost rpms then once at the top of the hill put it back into 5th or 6th and let the truck rev down. Keep in mind your peak power is probably around 3200 3600 rpm. But thats what i do towing my 27ft toyhauler. Once you've had your truck for a while you'll really start to learn how your truck acts in different situations.
 

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I pulled my single axle 14' trailer with my 1 sport quad in bed and 1 on trailer with my side x side sport quads weigh about 400# a piece and my side xside weighs about 1300# and 4 adult passengers anyways I tried tow haul and also without tow haul just staying in 5th it seems to jump around gears more than my hemi did on this same 75 mile trip running 65 my truck is a 2010 crewmax 4x4 rock warrior any ideas why it was shifting so much the trip is kind of hilly but my hemi seemed fine just hooked to this load and drive no tow haul!
Two suggestions, in no particular order:

1. Post your question in the towing forum, where you might get more replies.

2. Write a coherent thought using proper sentence structure, including punctuation, and perhaps more people could understand what you're asking.
 

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Two suggestions, in no particular order:

1. Post your question in the towing forum, where you might get more replies.

2. Write a coherent thought using proper sentence structure, including punctuation, and perhaps more people could understand what you're asking.
I have to agree, I'm confused too. That is the longest sentence ever!
 

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Stick it in Drive, punch tow/haul and let the computer deal with it. It is smarter than us anyway!
 

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Sorry about the poor sentence structure. I make really good money and it's obviously not as an English teacher. I was trying to describe the load which I didn't think was very heavy. So I was wandering how you would go about pulling roughly 3,000# of vehicles and 4 occupants what gear and if I should use towhaul. I was also trying to say that I though my hemi didna better job at pulling this load but that could be that I'm not used to the 6 speed transmission which could cause the greater amount of shifts during the trip! Once again I'm sorry about the poor initial post. I also know this one isn't perfect either!
 

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Don't worry OP, I understood what you meant. Some people have problems analyzing forum talk. Any who. I have the same problem now that I have 37's on my truck. Seems like the truck likes to downshift to 5th a lot and I have to stick it in sport mode to get it back up to 6th.

Although there's nothing like riding 90mph @ 1800 rpm :woot:
 

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The Hemi is attached to a 5 speed auto not a six, the gearing is dirrerent in both the trans and rear diff. if you have the tow package you are making the computer shift for power (on hills) and economy (on flats). i have pulled bigger loads with my old Hemi and it wouldn't even notice until I hit an 11% grade. No load on my RW yet but we have loaded my Father in-laws 2008 (same truck other than his is SR5) and he couldn't even tell it was behind it (his other truck is a PowerJoke). Put the truck in drive, press the tow haul and let the computer and 381 horses do the work.
 

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...I have to stick it in sport mode to get it back up to 6th...Although there's nothing like riding 90mph @ 1800 rpm :woot:
What the heck is Sport Mode ??? :D
 

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I regularly pull 8500 pounds. Put in "D" press Tow/Haul and go. In hill country I use "S" sequential shift to select the top gear I want my truck to be in when attacking or descending hills. Depending on the grade of the hill I usually go up in 4th or 5th 3rd on really steep ones and down in 3rd or 4th and let the engine take the braking load rather than heat up those disks.

In "D" this transmission will shift more than a 4 or 5 speed, it takes some getting used to, it's just the truck doing what it is programmed to do. Tow/Haul adjusts the shift points on the transmission for peak performance under load.

In "S" the gear indicator will automatically be set to 4 when tow/haul is pressed, you can bump it to 5th or 6th if you wish as situation dictates. I did 1,000 mile round trip with my load not long ago and the truck performed flawlessly.

The Tundra is one of the best Gas pullers out there.
 
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