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Discussion in 'General RVing' started by routabit, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. routabit

    routabit New Member

    I hear that only certain cars can be towed w/o damage to the transmission. Can anyone help to lead me to inexpensive towing vehicles?
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Saturn cars can be towed 4 down and used models can be found at great prices. Jeep is another favorite. I have the 4 door 4x4 automatic Tracker which can be towed 4 down. You can also tow most any with a dolly or transmission pump, driveshaft disconnect, axle disconnect. Motor Home magazine list those that can be towed w/o modifacations.
     
  3. routabit

    routabit New Member

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    What's this about a tranny pump? I have a 2002 Explorer I'd like to tow, but don't want to pull the driveshaft or put it on a dolly. Is there a modification available for this?
     
  4. deanh

    deanh New Member

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    I think all Jeep poducts can be toad worty too. i got a Grand Cherokee to tow but I found out it would cos me $3000.00 to do it. Brake system,$1100.00, Tow bar+ base plate+ lights $2000.00. I will rent a car on vacation instead
     
  5. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    Your Explorer can be towed four down, if it is a four wheel drive model and if it has the neutral kit installed on it. If it doesn't, see your local Ford shop as they can put one on it for you. Then you won't have to put any aftermarket items on it.
     
  6. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Remco makes a pump that will circulate the fluid while being towed. Remco can tell you if they have one for the explorer but, I would do as kirk suggested and check with Ford about towing. What will you be towing with? The explorer is a pretty heavy toad and might exceed your tow vehicle specs.
     
  7. routabit

    routabit New Member

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    I'd be towing with a 2002 35' Winnie Adventurer/6.8L Ford. I am considering getting something a bit lighter and w/ better mileage too. I found out all of the Suzuki Vitara 4WD line are towable. I think a Jeep is more than I'd need.
     
  8. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    You will find that the Jeep will be nearly as heavy as the Explorer. I suggest that you take a look at the Honda CR-V as it is one of the most popular of toads. That is because it is towable four down with no modifications, whether manual transmission, atuomatic transmission, and either two wheel drive or fulltime four wheel drive. The owner's manual has a section that is titled "Towing Your CR-V Behind a Motorhome." We have had our 2001 CR-V since March of 2001 and have towed it for more than 15,000 miles with no problems. It is a fulltime 4WD with automatic transmission. It weighs less than 3000#.
     
  9. Butch

    Butch New Member

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    routabit,
    Check with www.towingworld.com for "some" information on towable vehicles. We are on our second Susuki and find it to be one of the very best toads we have ever had. Between the two, they have accumulated approx 75,000 towed miles, not to mention their driven miles... We will buy a third when the time comes...They make a great economical, quite and comfortable road car.
     
  10. jeepeda

    jeepeda New Member

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    Hi!
    I am from austria an i need your help,us jeeper!
    Know´s somebody were i can get a new rear planetary for a T904 transmisson from a 87 wrangler,4,2 with an automatic 3 speed transmission?
    I can´t get no one in europe!
    My e-mail address is peter.strohmaier@bkf.at
    Thx a lot,
    peter
     
  11. kitfoxjh

    kitfoxjh New Member

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    Jeepeda, I have sent a copy of your request to a jeep guy. If he doesn't reply within reasonable time, you can contact him direct at: glenn@webejeepin.com His site which you may want to visit is: www.webejeepin.com

    Good luck Peter, John H....
     
  12. Ireland92834

    Ireland92834 New Member

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    You cannot just hook up the car and tow the vehicle in neutral. New at this game.
     
  13. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    Ireland, I am going to assume this to be a question? If so the answer is that some manual transmission vehicles can be towed in that manor, but not all. Some manual tramsmissions are not towable on their wheels. A few GM cars, some Saturns and Honda products can be towed with an automatic transmission, but there are things that must be done in order to do so. And several four wheel drive vehicles that have a nuetral position in the transfer case can be towed also. And there are after-market products from a company named Remco that will make many vehicles towable if you use the device they sell you properly. To see just what is towable, go first to http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/ and click on the year of vehicle that you wish to check out and you can see just what is towable, without modification. Then to see what you can make towable with modification, go to www.remco.com and you can find that information. But it is not a simple subject.
     
  14. kitkos

    kitkos New Member

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    I'm with Kirk, my toad is a 2000 Honda CR-V. Four down and no problems.
     
  15. thomasj779@aol.com

    thomasj779@aol.com New Member

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    I've recently installed a Remco driveshaft disconnect on my 98 Chev S-10 pickup with automatic transmission. The disconnect function works great, but when in normal pickup operation, I'm experiencing pretty significant vibration at all speeds, but particularly between 20 and 30 mph. Anybody else have this problem? Is this likely a driveshaft out-of-balance problem. Can it be fixed?
     
  16. BobW

    BobW New Member

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    Chevy Tracker 4x4 automatic can be towed 4 down with no miliage on the speedo, in park and transfer case in "N'.
     

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