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Old 06-19-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Old topic, additional questions.

We have a 2006 Toyota Avalon (front wheel drive) with about 65000 miles on it, and are thinking about using it for our toad. I have tried the dolly route and donít like it, so Iím looking at towing 4 down with a Remco lube pump. Iíve read lots of pros and cons here and on other forums about lube pumps performance and reliability, but have not seen anything about the long-term effects of towing on the vehicle itself.

I know we will wear the tires, but how about wear on other parts and systems. Has anyone experience any unusual problems caused by towing a front wheel drive car 4 down? Assuming the lube pump does its job without failure, are there other things to worry about? Alignment, struts or suspension, fluids, anything else?

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Old 06-19-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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My only concern would be if the car can be towed four down without damaging the transmission, everything else will be fine. I don't know about Remco and I don't know about the Avalon...we got a CRV because it says in the owner's manual that it can be towed four down and how to do it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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I have towed a toad since 1993.
i have never experienced a problem with wear or tires. I now tow a 02 civic. I never had a problem with it until a year ago. I loaned it to a friend to take on a trip. He always drove 80 mph. I told him to keep it under 70. His friends say he was going 80 and 85. The trans. overheated. I had to have it rebuilt. Toads are great, but don't loan and stay under 70.
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The manual for my CRV says 65 max.
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