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Old 01-06-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hope somebody can give this newby to MoHoing, advice on a toad, I now have a 04 f-150 and a 04 expedetion, understand niether is very compatable to flat towing.( both are 4X4, automatics).
Have the chance to get a 99 S-10 6 cyl 5 speed manual trans, 4x4, to use as a toad, is this a reasonable choice and easily done? Not to interested in tranny pump or disconnects.

Thanks for any advice.
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Hope somebody can give this newby to MoHoing, advice on a toad, I now have a 04 f-150 and a 04 expedetion, understand niether is very compatable to flat towing.( both are 4X4, automatics).
Have the chance to get a 99 S-10 6 cyl 5 speed manual trans, 4x4, to use as a toad, is this a reasonable choice and easily done? Not to interested in tranny pump or disconnects.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:42 AM   #3
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According to the Motorhome Magazine Towing Guide, the '04 F-150 4X4 should be towable 4 down. HERE is a link to the Motorhome Magazine page. The towing guides are toward the bottom right. Check you owner's manual for the F-150. There should be a section on recreational vehicle towing.

If the towing guide is correct and the '04 F-150 is towable, the only problem I see is weight. A 4x4 F-150, especially if it is an extended cab, will run close to 5000 lb. with gas, water, "stuff", etc. on board. I see by your signature you have a 34' Sightseer motorhome. It is probably on a 22,000 lb. GVWR chassis with a GCVRW of 26,000 lb. That means if the motorhome is anywhere near fully loaded, you only have capacity for a 4,000 lb. toad. Also, the hitch on the back of the motorhome is probably only rated for 5,000 lb.

Unfortunately the Motorhome Magazine web page doesn't go back to '99. For the Towing Guides they do have I see the Blazer (based on the S-10) is towable, but the S-10 itself is not. Maybe someone else can help with the '99 S-10.
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Brian & Gayle, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. The Chevy 4x4 is towable four down. You will find the proceedure in the owners manual. Basicly you will put the transfer case into neutral and the trans in gear, unlock steering wheel (remove ignition fuse if needed to turn off power to dash) and make sure brake is off. I am sure you will enjoy the forum. You will find we are a group of fun lovig RVers that like to help each other where we can. If you have any questions just ask. Good luck and take care.
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