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Old 05-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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F250 toad any experience?

I've got a 2011 f250 shift on the fly elec. 4x4 manual says you can't flat tow, I'm wondering if I get one of those driveshafter disconnection devices if that would work? Does anyone have experience with this?

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Usually to tow a 4X4 you need to have a transfer case that can be shifted to neutral. If you put a disconnect in the drive shaft to the rear wheels, how are you going to disconnect the front wheels? A 'shift on the fly' transmission is an automatic that Ford says it's not towable 4 down, I'd believe them and look for a vehicle that is approved for towing. It's expensive to set up a vehicle for towing, to add a disconnect is another extra expense. A F250 is a heavy vehicle to tow, why not find one compatible your needs?


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I've got a 2011 f250 shift on the fly elec. 4x4 manual says you can't flat tow, I'm wondering if I get one of those driveshafter disconnection devices if that would work? Does anyone have experience with this?
I have a 1999 F-250 and had the same thoughts and discussions . . . as long as your 4x4 has front wheel hubs (manual unlocked) then with a driveshaft disconnect, yes you should be able to flat tow it . . . The huge concern should be your RV . . . a F-250 is a HEAVY vehicle to tow ... mine weighs more than 7,000lbs.

Though you can, the right answer should be, do you really need to? I think for a 1 time deal, I would just drop the rear driveshaft (will need a plug for the slip shaft into the transfer case) and tow it that way . . . but you WILL want/need brakes on that load.
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