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Old 07-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Driveshaft disconnect for Tundra

Hi all,

We just purchased our first Class A, 2008 FW Revolution and am picking it up this Weekend. I am upgrading from an Airstream. I would like to tow my 2007 Tundra crewcab 4X4 behind it. The owner's manual says do not tow 4-down, but I should be OK if I get the driveshaft disconnect for it, right? Or are there other limitations?

I am looking at Remco(Sureflow) DSC. For some reason, this does not come balanced. I just got a quote from a local Camping World, $1125 for the disconnect kit, $200 to balance, and $425 for install. It seems a little high to me. Anyone with any recent experience. On top of that, I need tow bars, base plate, and supplemental brakes. A very expensive proposition.

Any input is appreciated.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have a disconnect on my 2004 Tundra. I bought a driveshaft with the disconnect already installed. All balanced and ready to go. My stock driveshaft is stored should I need it. It has been there since new. It has worked great although it is a bit noisier than stock. Unfortunately none of this stuff is cheap. You'll probably want a 10K tow bar like the Roadmaster Blackhawk for the heavier version of the Tundra than mine. I have the SMI Airforce One brake and am very happy with it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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Find some other Remco dealers and get some other price quotes. That's probably not far out of line, though.

You can find other Remco Disconnect dealers through their website - Remco's DriveShaft Coupling
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #4
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Had a Remco DSC installed on my 2000 Tundra. Would NOT recommend it to anyone. It would frequently disconnect (when not being towed), going down the hiway...scary experience. Returning original driveshaft to Tundra was no cheap proposition. The Remco DSC took out my balance bearing. $$$.
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Just had the Remco installed on my Tacoma. I went to a drive shaft shop that reused the original shaft. They cut, welded and rebalanced the the entire shaft. So far, no issues.
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