Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-11-2016, 10:24 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1
Ford van towing questions

I'm new to rv'ing and need info on towing a van with all wheels down. What are the special needs for this type of toad. I need a cargo van for my wife's craft business. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tophefner is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-11-2016, 10:36 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Plantation, Fl
Posts: 911
If it can be towed, it probably needs a drive shaft dis-connect.
News : Remco

2014 Itasca Spirit 31K
Mich F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2016, 11:42 AM   #3
Senior Member
Triker56's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,697
With a Ford it has to be a AWD or 4X4 with a manual transfer shift to pull 4 down.
Or FWD on a Dolly.

A Transit connect is FWD and will work on a dolly
99 Discovery 34Q ISB
2014 MKS AWD EcoBoost Toad
Fulltime Since "99"
Triker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 05:20 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 16,418
You need to get down to the specifics of a particular van year/make/model. Few, if any, vans are towable as-is, but most could be with some modifications. Front wheel drive vans generally need to use either a tow dolly or have an expensive transmission lube pump added. Rear wheel drive vans typically need a drive shaft disconnect, also pricey.

Could she use a large SUV instead, e.g. a GMC Acadia or Ford Explorer or Jeep Cherokee? Or a Taho or Suburban? They are 4-down towable in most configurations and years.
Gary Brinck
2004 American Tradition; 2014 Buick LaCRosse
Homebase in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 09:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Elko, Nv
Posts: 365
New Ram van with dsl is flat towble but good luck with finding a baseplate.
NevadaNick is offline   Reply With Quote

ford, tow, towing

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen Module for Van Ford / Sprinter / Chevy camperfan66 Class B Motorhome Discussions 4 01-09-2015 05:33 PM
Ford to end "E" van chassis Fred and Bonnie Class C Motorhome Discussions 48 10-23-2013 11:07 PM
What does a Ford E-350 Van get in gas mileage? Wildbob52 Just Conversation 7 04-06-2013 05:41 PM
firestone air bag spring helpers on 1 ton Ford van andrewzx92000 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 3 06-23-2012 05:32 AM
Ford to Move Manufacturing of Transit Van to US DriVer RV Industry Press 6 12-13-2011 12:33 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.