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Old 06-18-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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How to tow?

If I set up to tow a vehicle do I just have to leave the vehicle in neutral with the key on? Or is there more to it?

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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Depends. You should also have lights and supplemental braking systems. Both systems can be temporary or permanent.

The lights can be wired directly into your car, or you can just use lights like tow truck drivers use which are attached with magnets or suction cups.

The braking system can be mounted permanently so that you don't even see it, or you can set a unit like "brake buddy" on the floor wedged between the drivers seat, and brake pedal.

Not all cars and suv's can be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. The other options are tow Dolly's and flat bed trailers.

What do you what to tow?

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What vehicle are we talking about here? Not all vehicles can be 4 down towed.
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Each vehicle make/model has different instructions. Please provide more info.
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The owners manual of my car has section on how to tow it 4 wheels down. Each car is different. The dinghy guide from motorhome magazine also has info but I would go by the owners manual. For my toad they are the same.
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Yeah, you have to decide in general what kind a vehicle you want and then do some research to find something of that type that can be towed four down. Some like my Jeep you put the transfer case in neutral and tow it with the tranny in park and the key out. Others you may be able to tow in neutral with the key on. These will likely need to be wired to charge the battery from the MH unless you disconnect the battery while towing.

Others may need to have a lube pump installed on the tranny to keep it lubricated. My previous toad was a '99 Buick Regal and it fell into this category - key on, in neutral, charging line from the rig and the Remco lube pump.

Still others can only be towed with a drive shaft disconnect. Then finally there are ones that cannot be towed at all - alot of all-wheel drives are in this category.

Then there's the whole dolly route. Even there, some vehicles can't be towed that way either - again probably AWD in alot of cases.

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