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Tow/Haul

Hi all, Did a search and didn't really find what I was looking for. We just bought a 2013 Grand Cherokee Laredo X with a V8 and Type IV tow package. We haul a +/- 5,500# travel trailer with using a WDH with built in sway bars.

I've read the owners manual and scoured the internet but haven't really found a good definition of what using tow/haul while towing our travel trailer really accomplishes.

Maybe someone could provide me a simple explanation.

Thanks in advance!
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Tow haul changes the shifting of gears. It takes some of the stress off of the transmission. Generally it keep from going into overdrive and offers much more power and control. This is a simple explanation but it helps me understand. It is much better to tow using tow haul for that reason.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:11 PM
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Is there a tow-haul button in the 14? I can't find it in the options. My last tow-capable car had a button.
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Re: Tow/Haul

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Hi all, Did a search and didn't really find what I was looking for. We just bought a 2013 Grand Cherokee Laredo X with a V8 and Type IV tow package. We haul a +/- 5,500# travel trailer with using a WDH with built in sway bars.

I've read the owners manual and scoured the internet but haven't really found a good definition of what using tow/haul while towing our travel trailer really accomplishes.

Maybe someone could provide me a simple explanation.

Thanks in advance!
Tow/haul mode provides delayed upshifting to the next gear to keep you in the power band a little longer & quicker downshifting for the same reason plus quicker downshifting requires less brake use when letting off the throttle while hauling. Also, torque converter lockup is quicker to prevent excess heat build-up in the tranny and the ability for trans to go into OD is more limited/or restricted because the higher gearing will make the torque converter lock and unlock too much under heavy loads.
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Great! Thanks for the explanations! That helps a ton.
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