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Trailering?

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I have a S-10 pick up and a lund angler. Is it easier on the Transmission to trailer it in 3, or should I just keep it in Drive.

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check the owners manual for trailering. The older chev's recommended not to trailer in OD.

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Thanks for the advice. What about when I'm going on the highway for long stretches. 3 or overdrive?

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Just watch/listen to see how much your truck is shifting from OD into 3rd. If it keeps shifting down on hills or inclines leave it in third. Otherwise you're fine with it in OD.

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Your boat hardly weighs enough to notice it's back there. I pull a 3,000-lb. tent camper with an underpowerd Silverado. In the summer I run in OD with AC blasting and only have problems on grades or when I get in slower traffic. Don't overdrive, though, and allow plenty of room for braking.

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If you would have bought a Ford you would not have to worry bout this problem.

Just listen to you motor if it downshifts on you pop it into 3rd, then when you get back to speed or up the hill put it in OD, or you will burn up your tranny. I use to pull a 16 foot lund with a 25 merc on it, with a Ford Ranger 2.5 liter 4 cyl. Would pull it 250 mile to north shore all the time.

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i would trailer it in drive not going to save you much on gas but if you burn up tranny you'll be paying another way!!!!!!

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Trailer it in 3.

The excessive shifting is what burns up trannys, and the extra lug on the motor in OD will cause the engine to run hotter, even though you're turning less RPM's.

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