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Old 08-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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F J Cruiser as a Toad

I recently saw a Motor Home magazine that showed a Motor Home towing a Toyota FJ Cruiser four down. We were interested in one a few years back before we got our jeep and went on the Remco site and found out that the FJ cannot be towed four down. There was no after market available to make it towable so this magazine cover was very interesting to us. Does anyone tow an FJ, and if so how?

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I too liked the FJ. When I looked in it's manual it stated that it must be put on a trailer, not towed two or four on the ground.

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I would check out Your Online Offroad Resource – IH8MUD.com to find out how it's done.

I have a Land cruiser and have discovered that while Toyota says you can't tow it - everyone does with no issue. they just don't want the liability and problems associated with stating it as a feature.

I think the FJ Cruiser shares a lot of drive train with the Land Cruiser so it wouldn't surprise me if there was no problems towing it with minimal modifications.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
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There are many vehicles that, as cars or trucks, can not be towed 4-down.

however conversion of an auto-mobile into a true trailer is fairly easy on many models, a company called Remco Towing sells the conversion kits.

Front wheel drive: "Break" a half axle, That is put some kind of locking clutch on the half axle so that the wheel turns freely and the other will turn the differential but not the transmission, you tow in park.

Rear wheel drive "Break" teh drive shaft with a spline clutch, Again rear wheels turn easily, transmission remains in park.

And there are other options as well.
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