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Old 03-10-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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We are looking to buy a new toad. I would like a full sized PU. Narrowed it down to a Ford Super Crew thinking that it is towable with no mods. Now I am thinking ther info I discovered is wrong. THe 4x4 is flat towable but needs a manual transfer case. I do not see on the Ford web site where you have a choice of transfer cases. The nicer versions of the F150 all have electronic transfer cases. Is my info correct?? Thanks.
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I don't believe any manufacturer offers a choice in transfer cases.

Here's a link to the Ford '10 towing guide.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:28 AM   #3
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Hi Moisheh
I was curious how you made out with purchasing a new toad truck. I have a Ford ranger with demco driveshaft dis-connect. I am upgrading RV to a DSDP and am considering purchasing a larger pickup truck. My research tells me I cannot get a ford unless I want to use the demco dis-connect again. I prefer not to have to use this as I did have some issues with it over past 4 years.
It looks like I can go with a dodge pick up truck 4x4. They have a neutral light that must indicate when in neutral and thus OK to flat tow.

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Hi Dave: I gave up on the Ford PU. Cannot be towed without a Remco. I am not a Dodge lover and I think they have some distance restrictions. I went with the Chev Silverado. No disconnect required. I have all the towing equipment but have not installed anything yet. The Blue Ox brackets for a Chev are a breeze to install. MY US Gear system will need a nice day and lots of beer!!
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Hi Moisheh
Thanks for your reply. I took a look at the FMCA towables for 2010 and it does not show the dodge ram 1500, 2500 or 3500 4x4's as having any speed/distance limits.
I need/want to have an auto tranny, full 4 door truck with at least a 6ft box to put Harley in. If I go with the chev silverado, I need to go with the hybrid which I like, except the added cost.
We are doing some shopping around to see what truck we like the best. Have always been a ford guy.
All the best...and good luck with that US gear brake system. I have that also and it is the only brand my RV repair shop will install.
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We are looking to buy a new toad. I would like a full sized PU. Narrowed it down to a Ford Super Crew thinking that it is towable with no mods. Now I am thinking ther info I discovered is wrong. THe 4x4 is flat towable but needs a manual transfer case. I do not see on the Ford web site where you have a choice of transfer cases. The nicer versions of the F150 all have electronic transfer cases. Is my info correct?? Thanks.
That's the same reason I'm driving a GMC Sierra. I too wanted the Ford. I don't have problem with the Dodge, but the GMC rode better and with my achey bones that gets to be more and more important.
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