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Re: Incredibly stupid question...

I pulled about 3000 lbs from TX to TN with my V6. Yea, it took nearly the whole trip to get 0-60, but once going it did fine staying in gear unless I needed to pass someone. Although it's all flat land of course.

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I think my biggest problem was that i left it in D. After reading some comments, manual mode would have been more suited to pulling it. 2200pm @ 100 in 4th would feel perfect and give me better than 10mpg that i was getting. Despite having it in 3rd, pulling it at 3k rpm and getting bad mileage it didn't feel out of control or unstable.

How does the pulling configuration as a whole effect towing. Would a weight distributing hitch, angle of the tow vehicle, tongue weight, or load balance help or hurt the ability to pull? I know the above effects stability for sure.
We use a Hayman Reese load distribution hitch with air suspension, use about 15 litres per 100 km loaded, towball weight up to 300 kg.
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