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Old 07-14-2015, 09:56 AM   #1
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Can a 99 F150/Auto Trans,4WD, be flat towed?

Can my 1999 Ford 150 auto trans /4WD truck with manual transfer case be flat towed behind 34' MH?
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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As to the 1999 F150, if the transfer case can be shifted into neutral then it can be flat towed.

As to auto trans cars look here:Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine
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Only if it is the manual shift ( stick shift on the floor) 4x4 and then you will also have to cap off one of the front motor vacuum lines. Or check with your ford dealer. This is in the 99 FMCA tow guide.
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Can my 1999 Ford 150 auto trans /4WD truck with manual transfer case be flat towed behind 34' MH?
Well Sir,
It is my belief that about 99.99% of the F-150s, even the 4x4s, made prior to 2012, cannot be flat towed due to the fact that about 99.99% of them have electronically shifted transfer cases and, there is no neutral in those. But, you state your F-150 has a "Manual" shifted transfer case so, I'm going to assume that, in your shift pattern, either on the floor, shift plate around the shift lever, or at the least, on the shift knob, it will say something like

2H
N
4H
4L

Maybe not in that order but, something close. Is that what your truck shows?
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1999 F150 Towed

Hi, I am the owner of the 1999 F-150 which has the floor manual shift transfer case as you stated, with the shift pattern U stated. Yes , can I put the transmission in Neutral & transfer case in Neutral.? Will that be safe to tow. I am also a HAM ,call sign is (K1RMH) in Waterbury, CT
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If it's towable, the transfer case should be in neutral and the transmission in park .
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Dont forget to cap off one of the front vaccum motor lines, and follow Kens recomedation and put the trans in park 4 WD in N.
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you can flat tow an f150 with a remco drive-line disconnect. We towed our 2011 behind our old DP for several years with one, worked great.
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Can my 1999 Ford 150 auto trans /4WD truck with manual transfer case be flat towed behind 34' MH?
No I used to own one
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It might be of some help for you to know:
1. I did flat tow a 2002 Nisan Frontier, 4WD, automatic. It had a manual transfer case. All I would do was to put the transfer case in Neutral, Transmission in P, and the key to ACC.
2. Now, I have 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, also 4WD, automatic. But this one has an electronic tow switch made by Ford. I just put the Transmission in Neutral, hold the 4x4 Auo switch on the dash for a few seconds. This puts the transfer case electronically in Neutral, and a steady amber light will glow. Turn the key to Off (position 0) and go. This has been by far my most favorite toad in terms of simplicity and reliability. I have towed it for hundreds of miles, leaving it connected overnight and never drained the battery.
I hope this helps!
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Yes it can but follow this info found in the FMCA towing guide.
The Ford F150/250 pickup trucks (4,613 pounds) with the lever-operated 4x4 system can be flat-towed but only after locking out the center differential by capping off one of the front axle vacuum motor lines (see your Ford dealer)
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