What does the tow haul button do on a 2010 Dodge Ram?
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, push the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce the potential for transmission overheating or failure due to excessive shifting.
What does trailer brake not connected mean?
Display shows trailer not connected: One solution is that the trailer brake system could have a short on the brake signal wire, trailer, or vehicle side. Another explanation could be corrosion in the trailer and/or vehicle plug. Alternatively, adapter wiring might not match the OEM vehicle connector.
Is it good to drive with tow haul mode?
It is not necessary to use the Tow/Haul mode on the highway, as there is no real reason to do it. Tow/Haul mode also gives you better engine response and adds engine braking to help reduce vehicle speed. To turn it off, simply press the trailer tow button again.
How do I keep my transmission cool while towing?
Adding a simple auxiliary cooler inline with the factory unit can nearly double the life of transmission fluid, keeping your gearbox happy and healthy for a long time. Also helpful are aftermarket aluminum pans. Their added fluid capacity and finned heat-sink design provide additional cooling as well.
What is Dodge Ram brake Assist?
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help reduce braking distances.
How does a brake controller know a trailer is connected?
Aftermarket brake controllers send a small amount of voltage along the brake output wire, if a trailer is connected, the magnets in the brake assemblies will create a power draw. This power draw tells the controller that a trailer is connected.
What should a trailer brake be set at?
Tekonsha recommends setting the power setting for its unit at “6” for a starting point. This means that with the trailer attached and the engine running, the operator pulls the manual override lever on the controller all the way to the left—maximum brake.
When should you not use tow haul mode?
It is not necessary to use the Tow/Haul mode on the highway, as there is no real reason to do it. Estimating that you will be having the same speed for a considerable time, but having the Tow/Haul mode on you will only succeed in using more fuel and driving at higher rpm.