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Old 11-03-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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I need to dinghy tow my Toyota FJ Cruiser. Toyota says that's a no-no but I don't have a choice, I just can't give up my FJ.
It is an AT 4x4 and the only way I know to tow it is to disconnect the drive shaft and put the transfer case selector in "N". But I really don't want to disconnect/re-connect the drive shaft everytime we stop. I know Remco makes a drive shaft disconnect for the FJ but when I inquired at Sherman RV about doing the install I got some concern about them doing it, and I'm not sure I want to replace the Toyota driveshaft with Remcos.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:00 AM   #2
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I need to dinghy tow my Toyota FJ Cruiser. Toyota says that's a no-no but I don't have a choice, I just can't give up my FJ.
It is an AT 4x4 and the only way I know to tow it is to disconnect the drive shaft and put the transfer case selector in "N". But I really don't want to disconnect/re-connect the drive shaft everytime we stop. I know Remco makes a drive shaft disconnect for the FJ but when I inquired at Sherman RV about doing the install I got some concern about them doing it, and I'm not sure I want to replace the Toyota driveshaft with Remcos.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:36 AM   #3
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Rex&nancy, welcome to iRV2.

Many folks have used Remco products to enable them to tow 4 down.

Since your RV dealer is hesitant to tackle the job, why not give Remco a call, and see what they say.

Remco may also recommend another shop that is experienced in installations.

Disconnecting and reconnecting the driveshaft each time doesn't seem like a realistic alternative.
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Rex & Nancy, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to hav eyou joins us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Dirk has given you some good suggestions. Most RV dealers have not installed enough if any of the Remco systems to be experts in the field. Shops that deal in drivelines and towing equipment is where you want to look at installing the system. Another choice you be to have a transmission lube pump installed if Remco makes one. Good luck and leep us posted.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:51 PM   #5
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I did call Remco because I couldn't find the FJ on their web page and they assured me that their disconnect works. That and all the others I've heard from tell me we'll be okay. I'm going with the Blue Ox base plate and the Adventa LX tow bar (10k lb bar) but I'm stuck on the brakes. Someone on the RV.net said we couldn't use a non-proportional system so I'm trying to find out what to use.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Someone on the RV.net said we couldn't use a non-proportional system so I'm trying to find out what to use. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Everyone's opinion on the forums, especially RV.net., IMHO is worth exactly what you paid for it. Nothing. Including mine.

I have never heard of such a thing. The toad had no idea what is pushing on the brake pedal, proportional or non-proportional.

However there may be an issue with a particular brake system.

You are wise to investigate the various systems.
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