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Old 07-06-2016, 02:28 PM   #1
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Have Demco tow bar and am looking at a 97 Toyota Camry with baseplate and lights allready installed.toyota is a standard. Towbar is an excalibar/ demco. Toyota dealer says no need to unlock steering just put in neutral and go.have towed my corolla (auto) on tow dolly and would like to try a flat tow.thanks in advance for any advice
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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I can't believe you should flat tow it with the steering wheel locked. Never heard of that before.
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I assume the Camry is a manual transmission..

Yes, You really should unlock the steering column if you're going to be towing it 4 down..
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yeah I thought that was funny (?) too.so if I run with the steering unlocked should I disconnect battery or remove fuse and which one ? thanks again
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Your manual , if you have one or can download one will give you instructions on how to tow it.
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Have Demco tow bar and am looking at a 97 Toyota Camry with baseplate and lights allready installed.toyota is a standard. Towbar is an excalibar/ demco. Toyota dealer says no need to unlock steering just put in neutral and go.have towed my corolla (auto) on tow dolly and would like to try a flat tow.thanks in advance for any advice

Is it a standard transmission or an automatic transmission? If it's an automatic, it can not be towed 4 wheel without modification, such as a Remco transmission lube pump.

I did not know that any Honda Camry came with an option of standard transmission in '97, but I am probably just ignorant.


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I use an acme dolly to tow my Camry., so I need to have the steering unlocked. I leave the key in the ignition and in the ACC position.

I make sure the radio is off. I've never had any problems running the battery down.
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"I did not know that any Honda Camry came with an option of standard transmission in '97, but I am probably just ignorant."

The Camry is made by Toyota
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Not only ignorant, but "Old Timer Disease" as well! And to think, I owned a TOYOTA Camry in the '90s!


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It may be that his '97 Camry doesn't have a locking steering column. It's not the only way to provide anti-theft. [My 2013 Buick Verano doesn't lock the steering either]

In any case, the front wheels MUST be free to turn to either side, so do whatever it takes to insure that can happen.
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Just did a check on the Remco website. It confirms that your Camry is flat towable. ( which you probably already know ) It's good to get a second opinion. I used this site to check out my 2004 Toyota Tacoma.

Store : Remco

You might want to install an RVIbrake Towed battery charger to keep your battery charged.

Not sure if you have made a toad brake decision yet, but I am also happy with my RviBrake2.

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