Is that a 49'? When I was 16 my dad bought a 49' for us to restore, it was already in good shape, just never got finished. It was fun learning to drive a 3 on the tree.Towing my dads birthday present to him. Did just fine towing from va to Pensacola fl. Checked in at 6200# flat. (Old school American steel lol)
I have that too, also a '16 Z71, but it doesn't prevent downshifting. My second day/leg of my trip was better, got used to the programming. Found as others said, feathering to find max throttle before down shifts. Still, I find I want to go deeper into the throttle in 3rd or 4th before it jumps to 2nd. I did use tow/haul the whole trip.My '16 Z71 automatic has a manual mode you can shift into and control shifts by the +/- button on the side of the shifter.
If I recall, I got 21mpg hand calc, over two tanks, in all stock trim. No tune or mods at all. Tire pressure was set at 40psi. Avg 72mph. On Cruze, tow/haul and exhaust brake activated.Towing my dads birthday present to him. Did just fine towing from va to Pensacola fl. Checked in at 6200# flat. (Old school American steel lol)
Just curious what you gas mileage was while towing?
This has been my experience as well and if I may add that I run 92 octane and mine is still stock factory tuning.So I just arrived in Florida we left Virginia yesterday morning from Richmond and drove to Summerton SC. I didn't use tow haul mode in the morning and noticed that the trans would shift from 4-5 all the time. So after our lunchtime fill up I tried tow haul mode. I've had bad luck in the past. I've since added the trifecta tune. So after lunch I tried tow haul mode set my cruise at 65 mph and it was amazing. I ran in 4th gear 99% of the time I could get to fifth if I was drafting a big rig for a while. I would drop my cruise speed while going up hills so it would kick down to third and scream away at 4500rpm. It ran about 2900rpm most of the way. Today we went from summerton ac to Disney world fort wilderness camp ground. It towed just fine the whole way.
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Hi all: Last weekend the head of my son's robotics team was pulling the team trailer back from a competition. He has a Tahoe. The trailer is a tandem-axle Stealth Elite. While towing he reported the drive home was very difficult with his Tahoe being difficult to drive. We weighed the trailer and it was 4700 lbs but he had over 900 lbs tongue weight!!! This makes sense as his Tahoe was squatting. I plan on towing this same trailer with my 2015 Canyon SLT CC. My truck has the towing package and I have installed a Redac brake controller. I have measured and purchased the correct drop drawbar and a 2 7/16 ball. Assuming I load the trailer properly with a tongue weight a more appropriate 500 lbs, should this be a safe set up? I ask because I have never towed anything weighing almost as much as, if not more than, the truck. My truck tows my 17 ft runabout with no problem, but it is 1/2 and weight. Any advise greatly appreciated.
Can you just move the winch post (or whatever the part is called that holds the winch on the front of your trailer) back to lower the tongue weight a bit? I assume your boat is either an outboard or inboard/outboard with most of the weight in the back. Moving it back even 4" could make a difference in tongue weight. Also you might want to weigh the tongue with and without a full tank of fuel.My boat, on a tandem axle trailer, is 4700-4800#. Tongue weight is a bit high at 620#, based on Cat Scale weights. This was just above the hitch rating I was using so I upgraded to a B&W hitch. The truck squats quite a bit but tows the boat well. I installed a set of taller axle bumpers to help with the sag, and they work quite well. I mostly tow 35 miles up and back to a local lake but have made runs down to KY and as far north as Eagle River, WI without any issues.
I would like to run a WDH but it is not recommended on a swing tongue trailer, or by my trailer mfr.