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Old 01-28-2010, 10:13 PM   #1
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Introduction and toad question

Hi. We are so happy to find this forum. We have been full timing for four years with the head of the house - Min Pin, JJ. We have had the Providence three weeks and love it. Previously, we had a Cedar Creek 5th Wheel but not a motorhome. Our blood runs Razorback Red throughout. We are Assistant Directors in the Arkansas Good Sam organization and really active in it. Right now, we are trying to find a way to make our Silverado 2500 Crew Cab, 2 wd, extended bed, into a toad. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Razorbackers, welcome to iRV2.

The 4WD Silverado is easy to tow - just put the transfer case in neutral, put the transmission in park, pull a fuse and go.

The 2WD version requires a drive shaft disconnect or a transmission lube pump. If you go to Remco Towing, click on "Application Chart" and select your model and year, it will take you the appropriate equipment required to tow your truck 4-down.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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The easiest way is to trade it for a 4WD Silverado. The Drive Shaft disconnect isn't cheap. Home | Remco Towing is the source for disconnects but you will need a Remco dealer to install..
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:52 PM   #4
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Finally able to order quick disconnect

Remco had stated they did not have one to fit; just got word from them they will set one up. Total cost installed (brake buddy, tow bars, disconnect) is $4000; that's less than a new truck.

On another note, we bought out of state and are now having a hard time finding a warranty dealer. I have read a lot of threads on this. The dealer doing the quick disconnect say they don't do any warranty work for Fleetwood but will sell us an XtraRide service contract.
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Call Fleetwood Customer Service and ask them to refer you somewhere for warranty work. Or if you are anywhere near Decatur, IN, you can go to the factory. Lazydays in Tampa will be happy to do it too.
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