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Old 01-07-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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My manual says that if MH will not start to disconnect the !@#% auto park. Ok, I can do that BUT is it then ok to tow without disconnecting the driveshaft or pulling the axels ? Don't want to cause trans. damage.
Anyone know for sure ?

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My manual says that if MH will not start to disconnect the !@#% auto park. Ok, I can do that BUT is it then ok to tow without disconnecting the driveshaft or pulling the axels ? Don't want to cause trans. damage.
Anyone know for sure ?

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Old 01-07-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tom112:
Ok, I can do that BUT is it then ok to tow without disconnecting the driveshaft or pulling the axles ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Tom, Just simply disconnect the driveshaft, you'll be OK.
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Will do. However the manual seem to lead you to believe that it is not necessary. Thanks for the response. I had rather be safe than sorry.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tom112:
Thanks for </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Tom, Make sure that the vehicle's wheels are chocked or on the hook before you disconnect the e-brake and "or" the driveshaft.
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Be sure that I understand. Are you saying that I must dissconnect the ebrake as well as disconnect the driveshaft ? I thought that if I disconnected the dshaft that the ebrake was not an issue.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tom112:
Be sure that I understand. Are you saying that I must disconnect the ebrake as well as disconnect the driveshaft ? I thought that if I disconnected the dshaft that the ebrake was not an issue. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Tom, Right you are however I thought that you said you were disconnecting the e-brake. Quite a few times the e-brake might be disengaged at the scene of the failure on the older P-Series and given that the e-brake is disconnected the motorhome can be moved. Sometimes the owner may opt to be towed.

On e-brake failures on newer P-32s and the W series with hydraulic brakes the only method to move the motorhome would be to disconnect the driveshaft and then tow the unit. The hydraulic e-brake remains applied until hydraulic pressure releases the brake. Just like an air brake.
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Got it. Thanks.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tom112:
Got it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> You're welcome.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DriVer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tom112:
Ok, I can do that BUT is it then ok to tow without disconnecting the driveshaft or pulling the axles ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Tom, Just simply disconnect the driveshaft, you'll be OK. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Only one word! Make sure the driveshaft is free to turn a bit before removing any bolts. If tight, there might be a major danger as it flies apart.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bigdaddy:
If tight, there might be a major danger as it flies apart. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thank you for that. That type of event is called "unwrapping the driveshaft" or so that's what they tell me. We have definitely seen fatalities if this process is not done properly so you do have to know what you're doing when disconnecting the driveshaft.
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Guys, thanks for all of the info. The wrecker driver disconnected the d-shaft and MH is now at the shop. Will let you know the results.

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By jacking one rear wheel off the ground for a little bit should take the pressure load off the driveshaft, which then can be safely removed. It shouldn't matter which side.

Don't drop the needles bearing out of the u-joint caps! Ask me how I know that.

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Make sure the shop gets all the parts from the tow company or you will be buying new U joints and such.
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