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I have a 2016 dodge journey r/t, v6 I want to tow a Kawasaki mule, trailer weighs 600lbs, mule weights  approximately 1500lbs says I can tow 2500 can I tow this mule about 60 miles safely?

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Cool, one more thing, I had a Ford explorer and when I towed with it I had to turn o/d off, I dont have this option with the DJ, anything I need to know before I start towing anything, it is an automatic also? So just put in drive and go?

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check your manual or download off internet, we dont have an on/off overdrive option per say as my old dodge or your ford had.

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It doesn't mention anything about driving and towing just what and how much to tow

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I did read that D- (downshift) is for towing and D+ is for regular driving 

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What's the ? For?

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If you use the "Autostick" feature, using the "-" just downshifts the transmission in a lower gear and keeps it there. It does not turn the OD on or off.  If can be useful for towing as indicated in the manual. 

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What turns the OD off I didn't see that in the manual?

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27 minutes ago, Blue said:

What turns the OD off I didn't see that in the manual?

 

Nothing. That is not a feature of this vehicle. 

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On ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 4:46 PM, 2late4u said:

600 +1500 =2400 no problem

 

2100. The keyboard must have shifted on you.

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Lol, that's ok 

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2 hours ago, bfurth said:

 

2100. The keyboard must have shifted on you.

must have been using the  new math

lol

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Blue, if you are concerned about towing in O/D, it depends more on the road conditions, speed, and temperature. If you are just going to be on a flat road, you shouldn't really have to worry about O/D. If you are going to be towing over hills and mountains, you can use the Autostick option to shift down as needed and completely avoid using the O/D (regulating your speed of course). If it is a really hot day, keep it slow and steady going up any hill, and coming down off of them (depending on the braking function of the trailer). I've pulled a few different weights up to 2400 lbs and my DJ has done great, except for the fact of low gas mileage...but that's to be expected. I have also been lucky enough to have found a weigh station on every tow to assure of the weight I am pulling.

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I'm only going roughly 60 miles,  the road is winding, and curvy,  and a few hills, I'm just used to my 2005 explorer that had a o/d button u push for on and off, have never experienced the autostick feature before, so when u talk about the autostick feature where it has the +/- it's very confusing, cuz when I 1st used it it automatically put me in 6th gear, so if I'm going up and down hills, is that when I use the +/- and what gears should I be in on the up and down hills? Just dont what to ruin my transmission 

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Use your rpm and temperature gauges as a guide to how hard you are working your vehicle. The transmission temperature gauge in the center readout will allow you to judge the load on your transmission. The rpm and engine coolant gauges will allow you to watch your engine load. It's a little more interactive than a vehicle designed for extensive towing but you will have real-time readout that is very useful for towing within what the Journey is designed for.

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Thanks  for ur feedback

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I was just thinking since I'm only going 60 miles, on a curvy,  winding road,  with very little hills if I can just keep it in D DRIVE? And put in manual when I have to?

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Sounds like you have have a good plan at this point, I do not see any problems happening enjoy the journey.. 

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Great thanks 

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