1,000 mile no towing break-in period

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Owners manual says not to tow before 1,000 miles. I have the 4k package and have an under 2k short distance tow to do this weekend and now second guessing if I should do it.

I’ve never towed with a new truck so curious to hear opinions on how damaging it could be or if it’s more a guideline to discourage people to go up and down mountain passes with a full load.
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Break-in period is a wildly debated topic.
You'll easily find many different answers to your question if you search.
Under 2000 pounds sounds like a light load to me as long as you aren't flooring it all over the place.
 

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Do newer engines with such tight clearances really need a break in period? I know I broke in old 200 I6’s and vintage 302’s (and my Harley which is a tractor engine), but I have never worried about a modern engine. Worth looking into I reckon
 
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Break-in period is a wildly debated topic.
You'll easily find many different answers to your question if you search.
Under 2000 pounds sounds like a light load to me as long as you aren't flooring it all over the place.
You are right, it does seem like there are lots of varying opinions. I wasn’t able find much specifically related to towing during the break in period. I’m not a mechanical expert so didn’t know if there were any different risks to consider towing in the first 1k miles vs driving 85mph on cruise control for a long period of time.
 

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You've got the 4k tow package, towing under 2k for a short distance. I'd say unless you're taking it up a mountain pass you'll be fine as long as you don't put the skinny pedal on the floor.
 
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