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Old 01-25-2016, 06:19 PM   #29
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The all think won't work. I have an electric vehicle. No towing for wheels down, for that matter, no neutral. We tow it on a trailer.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:13 PM   #30
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If it works for you or them that's great but I won't do it. Kind of thinking the engine is not going to be able to circulate sufficient transmission fluid to fully lubricate and cool the transmission. That's my speculation.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:09 PM   #31
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The person that purchased my Jeep Liberty toad had towed a Chrysler LaBaren with the engine running for 3 years. He purchased the Jeep as he said he didn't know how much longer his luck would hold out towing the Chrysler. After 3 years, I wouldn't have worried about it if it was still working.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:37 PM   #32
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If it works for you or them that's great but I won't do it. Kind of thinking the engine is not going to be able to circulate sufficient transmission fluid to fully lubricate and cool the transmission. That's my speculation.
The lubrication would be just fine.
But I wouldn't do it because Engines don't like Idling for long periods.

But if a fellow had a couple of hundred miles to get to a park where he would be spending the duration of his holidays it would work OK.

BUT I wouldn't do it!
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:13 AM   #33
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This is not a joke.My friend towed his Ford Taurus from Connecticut to Louisiana and used 1/2 tank of gas. No overheating or anything. CVT transmissions may be another issue. Lots of you buy expensive cars and use them as toads. Cheap ones would be better just in case.
Just because someone did does not mean anyone else should do it. It's the old saying, if someone jumped off a bridge would you follow them? There is a reason the manuals indicate whether you can/should flat tow. I think it is bad advice to even elude to saying this is ok. But hey that's just my opinion. And we all know how that goes, everyone has one...
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:40 AM   #34
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I am wondering if this would work with my Prius??
Maybe I could rig up remote control so I could have the Prius push the MH???

I think I will just stick to my Jeep Liberty, more fun!!!
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Ummmm...free advice has its limits.

I hope no one follows by his advice blindly.
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Does the Prius regenerate when being towed. Free power ;-)
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When our lube pump acted up due to improper installation several years ago, we had to run with the toad engine on and idling (1999 Buick Century). We did remove our Roadmaster 'Even Brake'. This happened on the start of our 2000 mile trip. Sometimes, you have to do what you have to do.
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Have fun trying to make a claim on your mfg. warranty for anything ( motor, brakes, transmission, etc ), after they download the computer and discover engine idling for 3,000 miles.
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What a strange recommendation
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Best to not make ALL statements. Many, quite a few, large numbers of,,, would be a better choice.

Idle while towing? Sure might works with many power trainings (notice might and many). Fuel usage is minimal. Something like 1/4 gal an hour. Would I advise a owner to try it? No. Risks are just too high along with engine wear. As mentioned long term idling can be a bit hard on the engine. Many owners or maintenance manuals will recommend increasing various service intervals. I would expect the EGR system would carbon up pretty quickly along with ICV problems.

"Lots of you buy expensive cars and use them as toads." Ah just who are you referring too? My toad I acquired used, it's ten years old and has 130,000 miles. It replaced a 18 year old toad that decided to retire itself at 210,000 miles.
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When you see those vehicles near Laredo heading South they are called "towbareros" The drivers get paid by a dealer to bring them into Mexico.
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google remco towing and plug in your make and model,this is the site a lot of hitch shops use, it will tell you what you need - 2016 tuscany xte 36mq-pontiac g5 toad
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