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Old 05-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Post 4 down towable 4 wheel drive pickups

I have been towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee for many years with no issues. I need to trade in this vehicle for a pickup in the future and am looking for information on 4 down towable pickups (preferably 4 wheel drive) that are towable with little or no restrictions. If anyone can advise where to find a listin such as this I wuld greatly approciate it!
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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Motorhome Magazine publishes a list of towable vehicles every year - towable without modifications.

Here is a set of links to the last several years of Dinghy Towing Guides
Towing Guides - Lichtsinn Motors - Forest City Iowa Dealer
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Hi, and welcome!
I am pulling a 2004 Chevy Colorado 4X4 and it works great. I think almost any GM 4X4 pickup with the electronic transfer case that has a netural setting will work.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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Towing a 2006 Honda CR-V 4WD all four down, np.
The owner's manual says it is okay to tow with instructions on towing.

Number one rule b4 towing:
Always go from Drive to Neutral (then tow)
NEVER go from Reverse to Neutral before towing

Leave the steering wheel unlocked
(key on acc just so the steering wheel is unlocked)

Run the gears through selections with the motor running to lubricate the tranny b4 towing and do this every 6-8 hrs of towing.

Do not tow beyond 65 mph or severe tranny damage may occur. I think they mean consistant towing,, not just passing etc.

Side note on towing: Burning rubber smell in the toad after towing a few hundred miles. This is rubber picked off the pavement from the tow vehicle. The burning smell is from the hot exhaust burning off the road debris rubber that collected underneath the toad. No harm at all
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I have a 04 Ford Ranger 4 x 4 ... five speed, straight shift tranny. Been towing it for about seven years now without a problem. It has a ''capp'' over the bed and it is a rolling basement/junk room/boat hauler thingie/extra stuff place and we take it virtually every where we go. The down side is that it only hauls 2 people comfortably. It has ''jump seats'' in the back and this is an excellent place to haul luggage, puppies, beer, small children, your mother in law, and more ''stuff''.....
If you get one, put a ''capp'' on it and your mother in law can sleep in it when she goes camping with you........
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #6
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I used to tow a Jeep GC 4WD
I now tow a Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Automatic w/electronic xfer case @ 7000 lbs
Xfer case in N, Tranny in P, Steering unlocked
I use SMI stayNplay brake system w/the trucks power booster brakes (ie no vacuum since it is diesel)
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We tow a 2008 Ford Ranger 4x4 automatic,sometimes with harley in the bed. Its a standard cab with 7 ft box. Works good for us. Other times we tow a 2003 Honda CRV.
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Lists are mentioned above....we have an 08' GMC 2500HD 4x4 Duramax we load with 2 scooters and 2 bikes, 25k on the odometer plus 30k towed without any issues. Steering doesn't lock on this model, so transfer case in N, trans in P, keys out and doors locked.
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