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Old 10-02-2011, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by parlyle View Post
I have a 2011 2.4L Equinox 1LT. Just installed a after market receiver hitch and was wondering what manual gear to use when towing a small covered trailer.(8 X 12 feet)?
I was told that it is best to use the manual selection rather than the automatic shifting.
Thanks for the responses.


Around town I would do M4, to keep the tranny from going to M5 (which is a 1:1 ratio), and definitely keep it from going into 6th (.74 OD)

If on the highways I would do M5 to keep it from going into 6th, unless on flat surface, and then I would control it going into 6th.
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