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Old 02-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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84 pace arrow towing

I know this has been asked before but I cant find it in search. Do I have to drop the drive shaft to tow my 84 pace arrow 35 ft? I have no brakes and plan on taking it to the shop for new tires and brakes. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Having towed vehicles commercially for over 50 years if it were mine I'd drop the shaft even if your only going a few miles.

When you say you have no brakes are you towing this with a real tow truck or a tow strap?
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I will have a tow truck tow it but they want $50 to frop the drive shaft.
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Not knowing what their basic charges are or being familiar with cost of doing business in your area I can't/won't say if that's good or bad as I don't know.

If you have ever dropped a drive shaft or replaced a U joint on something you'll find the PA to be no worse than a passenger car, if you have no experience with it I'd opt to let them do it as long as they are reinstalling it as part of the same price it really does not seem out of line.

If you do drop the shaft yourself make absolutely sure you chock the front and rear of at least one (two would be better) tires even if you are on a level surface. You'll most likely find the park brake is mounted on the back of the transmission.
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Thanks JohnRR for the advice. I have dropped drive shafts before but I think I will let him do it. Age and aching bones want let me do like I use to. This is my first experience with a MH putting off the expence of tires till other things were finished and about ready to take it out for the first time. Wish me luck.
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Wish me luck.
You got it, and have a lot of good experiences as well.
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also have them mark the yoke to the u-joint on some cars it made a difference
(so the u-joint will be re installed the same way not 180 degrees off)
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