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Old 08-10-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Anyone tow full size van?

Looking at trying to tow a full size van 4 wheels down behind a 42 ft Class A Diesel, 10,000 hitch. Does anyone know if this is possible with modifications?

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Old 08-10-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Tinkertom View Post
Looking at trying to tow a full size van 4 wheels down behind a 42 ft Class A Diesel, 10,000 hitch. Does anyone know if this is possible with modifications?
What does the van weigh and is the total GVW within specs of the coach? There are plenty of us that tow 3500HD crew cab pickups four down that weigh 8300#'s . A two wheel drive van will require some mods but it sounds like you're prepared for this. Good luck!

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Old 08-10-2015, 08:42 PM   #3
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Well, I answered this once but got a database error.
Driveshaft disconnect, good towbar, wiring and auxiliary brakes.
You will need to find a GOOD driveshaft company to install the driveshaft disconnect. Only one I've had done was for an overdrive in a '88 type B Okanagan van. The shop made an entirely new shaft out of steel to replace the OEM aluminum one. Worked OK but didn't dampen the vibration as well.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:07 PM   #4
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Have towed an E250 twice using an EZE Tow...dropped the drive shaft at the differential and strapped it to the frame (slip joint intact ) to protect van's transmission...worked perfectly.

If making it a permanent toad, like Mr. D wrote, a driveshaft disconnect would make it very easy to do.

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