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Old 02-16-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Drive Shaft Disconnect for our tow vehicle???

We had to put a drive shaft disconnect on my ford f150 in order to be able to tow it. We are leaving for Florida in 1 week, and just wondering if anyone knows anything about this? Any problems with it? Any advice at all is helpful!!!

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Old 02-16-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Have one on my expedition great 99,000 miles and still going not one problem.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Have one on my expedition great 99,000 miles and still going not one problem.
Ours is made by Blue Ox....are they all??? Thanks!!!
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No I believe mine is made by road master.
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Ok thanks so much. I would think they are all made the same??
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No I believe mine is made by remco.
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Sorry it is remco having one of those moments.
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Remco!
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:05 PM   #9
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Have a Remco on my 2002 Toyota Tacoma for 10 years. Flawless!!!!!
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My husband was wondering if it would engage while driving? Just first time out with it, a little nervous.
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Just asked my husband and our is made by Remco also.....so sounds like you've had good luck! Good to hear!! Thanks!!!
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Towed my '69 El Camino across country (E & W) and then to Florida (N & S) several times. Seems to work well in all directions!!

There is an occasional effort required to re-engage the driveshaft. Sometimes the spline re-engages with little effort.

Example that typically works for me: Once disengaged from the RV, place your truck in Park, then begin to roll the truck backwards slowly while applying pressure to the cable knob (I installed mine under the driver's seat). As the differential turns and the drive shaft remains stationary (because it's in Park), you'll hear a tick-tick-tick of the Remco spline attempting to engage. Once the proper spline is in alignment, the knob will pop backwards and the engage is complete. Lesson learned: ALWAYS do this on the most level ground you can find. The slightest street incline (upward or downward) will inhibit your ability to re-engage this "system" safely (and at low speed). Also, attempt to disconnect from the RV ONLY when the tow is exactly straight-in-line with the RV.

When towing my Elky, I can rock the car back & forth with just my foot on the ground while I'm sitting in the driver's seat (well: almost in the seat). With the height of your F150, I'll be interested in how you rock the truck or roll it backwards (as you attempt to engage the spline). Let us know how it goes!
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I have a Remco on a 2010 Nissan Frontier. Works flawlessly and there is never a problem with it accidently re-engaging while underway since the knob is big enough that it hooks over the floor mat when pulled out. My re-engage procedure is to put the truck in neutral, start the engine, turn the ignition off and push the knob in almost immediately. After a few attempts, you will learn the exact time to push on the knob without grinding the gears. Dry graphite lubricant helps and doesn't collect dirt.

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Thanks so much for all your help!!!! I'll let you know how we make out next week!
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