Towing my Dodge truck (forwards or backwards ???)

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by chag67, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. chag67

    chag67 Junior Member

    I am purchasing a 1997 Newmar Mountain Aire 37' Gas Class A. I plan on towing my 2 door 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 behind it on a toad. I have been told that I have to tow the truck backwards with the back wheels on the toad since the truck in rear wheel drive. Would towing the truck forwards (in neutral, the truck is a 6 speed manual shift) with the rear wheels down hurt the transmission? I plan on towing it for less than 100 miles one way when I do travel with it.
  2. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Look in the manual for the truck to confirm, but I am reasonably sure you can tow 4 down. Toad is the term for the pickup itself.

  3. Philip.Saran

    Philip.Saran Junior Member

    As stated check your owners manual, but if OK then you have the option of towing using either
    (A) tow bar 4 wheels down
    (B) placing the front wheels on a tow dolley

    Either process will work and for short towes you may not need a additional braking system for the towed vehicle
  4. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Good point Phil forgot the braking system, You will need this as a lot if not most states require this.


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