Towing

My question is this. I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel, I am towing a 28 ft TT, about 7900 lbs, I use the TOW/HAUL button when towing, Should I also take it out of Overdrive.
This would require me to push the button in twice, if I do that will the TOW feature to disabled.
Hope this question mades some sense.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

I'm confused. I thought engaging TOW/HAUL disengaged overdrive.
It does on mine, anyway. (2004 model)
My understanding is: it is acceptable to have OD engaged while towing as long as the transmission isn't "hunting". That is, down-shifting and then up-shifting repeatedly.
For me, at 7900lbs, I would probably disengage OD to be safe. And I'd install a tranny temp gauge and a pyro.
That's my $.02.
Craig C.
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that feature is the whole reason I bought a new 07 2500 RAM.
From what I was told by a lot of friends, the first push to Tow / Haul is an automatic version of OD off. I was told that the truck would take over and if it actually could go to overdrive if it felt it was safe, otherwise it would go to OD off if it felt too much resistance. The second push was if you wanted to lock out the automatic feature and just leave it in OD off.
I just came back from Banff with my 8200 lb TT. Last week the 04 hemi cost me 3/4 tank of gas return. As well, it dragged back to 90 KPH on Scott Lake Hill outside Calgary. This week, the new Cummins came back with 3/4 of a tank of gas and never slowed down at all on the same hill. It was in TH mode the whole way.
I still can't get the grin off of my face.
Wayne
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