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Old 05-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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towing 2006 ford explorer

can i tow my wife's explorer without having to disconnect the drive shaft, or will it be a pain. i need some advise. been trying to find a trailer to drive it on, but no luck.

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According to Motor Home Magazine dingy towing the only 2006 Explorer with an automatic transmission that can be towed 4 down is the 4 wheel drive model with a dealer installed neutral tow kit. Your check the REMCO website. They will tell you what you need to tow the vehicle. Options include an oil pump for the transmission, drive shaft coupler kit, etc..

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by greendragon View Post
been trying to find a trailer to drive it on, but no luck.
It's fairly easy to find a car-hauler trailer. Click on the following link to get the BigTex website. Then click on the model 70DM to see the specs for that trailer. Determine how long you want the trailer, then call BigTex and find out where their nearest dealer is that has one in stock. a 16 footer would proably work, but I would rather have an 18 or 20 footer for hauling an Explorer. If you can't find one near you, then you may have to drive to a factory near Odessa or Mount Pleasant to pick up a new one.
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thanks for the info. people keep telling my wife it will be so easy to tow it just uncouple the drive shaft, 10 min job. yea right.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I've moved your post in to its own thread so it doesn't hijack the thread it was posted in. I think you'll find that both Remco and Motorhome Magazine have four down tow guides available on their websites.

Best of luck.

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Here's Ford's 2006 Towing Guide. It has the answers to your question.

Your explorer may or may not be towable, depending on it's drive train.
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To tow 4 down, your Explorer must be 4X4 and have the neutral tow kit installed and of course have a good towbar setup. Don't know if you can disconnect the driveshaft on 2 wheel drive.

My NTK cost about $50

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Read the posting I just made on how I solved this problem with my 2008 Nissan.

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