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Old 10-06-2007, 10:07 AM   #1
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I have noticed that after towing the 02 Blazer, 4 wheel drive behind the MH that I get a rubber smell while driving after unhooking.
Can anyone tell me what causes this.

I do tow in neutral with 2 fuses removed

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I have noticed that after towing the 02 Blazer, 4 wheel drive behind the MH that I get a rubber smell while driving after unhooking.
Can anyone tell me what causes this.

I do tow in neutral with 2 fuses removed

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Old 10-06-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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Others have said it's road grime that gets on the exhaust and collects then burns off when you drive after towing.
You don't smell it when driving toad before towing because it burns off while driving and doesn't have a chance to build up.
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We get the same smell after towing our Durango. It goes away after a short time though.
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There have been prior posts on this topic on this forum regarding this smell after towing. The consensus is that it is road grime and oil/tar kicked up from the MH getting on the underpinnings of the toad. Burns off after driving the toad.
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My motorcycle smells the same way when I first take it off the MH lift. I always wondered why it smelled like rubber burning for a few minutes.
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I tow my Vibe on a dolly and get that smell. The Vibe has an air filter behind the glove box that filters the exterior air. I found that if I leave the heater system vents open while towing it collects black particles that smell like the rubber your talking about. IF I remember to close the vent when I load the Vibe I have less rubber smell when I drive it after towing.
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I guess the consensus is that it is road grime and oil from following the motorhome down the highway.

I always wondered about that as I had thought it smelled a lot like heated up or nearly burned transmission oil. I also figured that was the reason so many manufacturers suggested to stop every so many hours and start the car, running through the gears so the transmission would be lubricated.
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