Chevy Silverado Towing - Page 8 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Towing and Hitching
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2016, 03:38 PM   #71
Senior Member
t-twnbob's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Trailer: '15 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 141
Originally Posted by PGDriver View Post
I find with my Sierra that the first thing I do when towing is shut off the grade braking. I find it annoying as I like to manually gear down, nothing worse then wanting to pick up a couple mph descending a small hill knowing you will quickly lose it going up the other side and the grade braking kicks in. The shifting in the tow haul mode is much improved when towing I find.

I have yet to determine if I love or hate the grade braking feature. It is very valuable in the mountains of AZ and definitely saves a lot of braking. However, it does come on at times when I really don't want it. At times when it does engage, it can increase the RPM to over 5K instantly if the grade is steep enough. I need to read the manual again to figure out how to quickly engage and disengage this feature. Bob

2013 GMC Sierra CC Max Tow
2011 Casita 17 SD-sold
2015 Escape 5.0TA.
"How can I be lost, if I have no place to go"
t-twnbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 03:43 PM   #72
Site Team
cpaharley2008's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 10,243
I found in both of my last 2 automatics with "tow mode" that it takes awhile for the computer to learn your driving habits and after several cross country trips it seems to get better.

never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 10:15 PM   #73
WLYBGR's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A/2015 21 coming in march
Posts: 74
Spec's in these truck's can they be believed.80,000km's change out your trans fluid,your transfer case fluid.Why? Do they not trust there own warrranties 100000 kms for p/train .
2014 sierra dbl cab 5.3
WLYBGR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 10:34 PM   #74
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 7,243
Originally Posted by WLYBGR View Post
Spec's in these truck's can they be believed.80,000km's change out your trans fluid,your transfer case fluid.Why? Do they not trust there own warrranties 100000 kms for p/train .
I don't get the connection. A 100,000 kilometre powertrain warranty just means that they'll cover repair if the powertrain fails due to defect before 100,000 km when properly maintained. The engine is covered by that warranty, and needs several oil change in that period, and perhaps a coolant flush as well. Fluid changes are just maintenance, unrelated to the warranty period.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2016, 12:04 PM   #75
Senior Member
PGDriver's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Southern Alberta, Alberta
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 1,275
Originally Posted by SSBN View Post
Doug, I have a 2006 Silverado Crew cab with the short bed. Have you had any problems with the 5th wheel?

What hitch are you using?

No problems what so ever, I don't have the short box, mine is the the regular box. My last truck (2011 Sierra) had the short box and it also had no problems with the 5.0TA. I use the Reese 16K hitch, it has the slider option but I have never used that with either truck.
Doug & Eileen
2015 Escape 5.0TA
2015 GMC Sierra Crew 4X4 6.2 8 speed
PGDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2016, 12:48 PM   #76
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Front Range, Colorado
Trailer: Eureka Equinox 6 person tent. (with a broken zipper) 5.0 TA on order July 2017 delivery
Posts: 164
I've been using drain plugs from FumotoŽ USA | Quick and Easy Engine Oil Drain Valves

I was changing the oil by myself and when I took my F 150 to the dealer for a 30,000 mile service they changed the oil. 5,000 miles later I discovered they had cross threaded the oil pan bolt when they put it back in. Never gone back to a dealer again. I cleaned up the threads with a tap and put a Fumoto valve in there and it has been leak tight for 75,000 miles so far. I also put on on my wife's car. I'm still enough of a klutz that I get oil on my hands but now it's a lot less.

SFDavis50 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.