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I just made a roadtrip out to lower ME to pick up a chopper. I live in upstate NY & had to drive over the Berkshires. About a 2k foot elevation. I was hauling a 7x13 enclosed, single axle. Maybe 2,200 #s. Granted I was going over mountains, but even on small hills the Titan kept down shifting. 8 mp gallon!!! Should I have kept the Titan in 4th gear & the tow mode on??? Just curious how other owners haul. Thanks.
 

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thats your problem....say in 4th w/ tow on
 

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OK. Thats what I thought. I was f-in around on the way out & she did best in 4th with tow mode. Thanks for the help.
 

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drugmoney said:
OK. Thats what I thought. I was f-in around on the way out & she did best in 4th with tow mode. Thanks for the help.

What kind of chopper?
 

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Its an American Ironhorse Tejas with a DNA springer & 16 inch apes. I cant remember the rake. Its not too far out there.
 

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sounds like a sweet bike hope you have fun with it
 

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I pull a 22 foot Baja with the Titan & NEVER had any issues. But I've never towed anything a long distance. I was concerned because I'm pulling a 20 foot enclosed tandem axle down to Daytona for Bikeweek. I want to make sure I nail this long trip thing in the butt. 4th & tow mode. Also putting electric brakes on the Titan today. I dont want to have to trade her in for a Tundra!!
 

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Wow, I get over 8mpg with 7500lbs of Jeep and trailer behind me up here in hilly PA.

I hope to get even better mileage going to Daytona with 4 Harleys on a lighter trailer. I hope to get close to 12mpg. It's pretty flat after VA.
 

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I was gonna say.....I get better than that towing an 8500+ LB travel trailer. But in the mountains...yeah, it's going to downshift to keep it in the sweet spot. I think it's worth it though...tows like a champ.
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
I was gonna say.....I get better than that towing an 8500+ LB travel trailer. But in the mountains...yeah, it's going to downshift to keep it in the sweet spot. I think it's worth it though...tows like a champ.
Ditto. We tow a 7000# travel trailer through our mountainous area all the time and typically do 10 or just under. Remember that the transmission on this truck is not an RPM management system but a torque management system. Much different thinking than old school stuff.
 
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