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Old 04-15-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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Dolly towing a 2001 Tracker 4wd auto

would like to tow my tracker behind my motorhome. Im getting mixed reports that I can tow on a dolly. any help

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Old 04-15-2016, 01:48 PM   #2
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What does the owner's manual say about recreational towing?

While I am not familiar with the Tracker, typically, any 4WD / AWD vehicle cannot be towed on a dolly, at least not without removing a driveshaft. Spinning one axle while the other is stationary is hard on the transfer case even in a Neutral gear position.

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Old 04-15-2016, 06:12 PM   #3
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What does the owner's manual say about recreational towing?

EXACTLY!! That's what's needed for proper info on whether or not you can or, cannot flat tow. If you can, you will eliminate the need and or the hassle of a dolly. If you do not have an owners manual, then find one online.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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would like to tow my tracker behind my motorhome. Im getting mixed reports that I can tow on a dolly. any help
I agree with checking your owners manual first. You may be able to tow if you have a manual transfer case on your Tracker that allows you to shift into the neutral position. After doing this all 4 wheels should be free wheeling. You should be able to tow either with a dolly or 4 down.

NOTE: The owners manual will give you further instructions on unlocking the steering wheel and setting the tranny in the correct mode and lubricating it.

Check the manual!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:35 PM   #5
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I had a 2003 auto 4x4 flat towed it for 20000 or 30000 miles. If I remember right the instruction was in the manual. go to remco and check what they say
I put the transfer case into neutral and the transmission in park I think I know it felt strange to do but worked fine. Again if I remember the stick shift model was not towable.
Mine was the soft top I loved it my wife hated every minuet she was in the car. I now pull a terrain.

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HONDA FIT in tow
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #6
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No Need for Tow Dolly

Why bother with a tow dolly? We have a 1999 Chevy Tracker 4WD with auto trans that we have towed for well over 50,000 miles. All you have to do is put the 4WD transfer case in neutral, transmission in Park and ignition key on accessory and you are good to go! Great tow vehicle and great to explore on or off road with from your base camp. Very reliable, low cost vehicle. Ours has 140,000 miles on it and it is still going strong.

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