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Old 01-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Has anyone out there ever towed a 2011 Camaro automatic four wheels down? I checked my owners manual and the only thing it said is that it is not a good thing to do because of the ground clearance. I would take that to mean that anything mechanical would not be hurt. Am I understanding it correctly?
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Can't really say anything about the ground clearance but if you check remcotowing.com or Motorhome Magazine "Dinghy Towing" chart I'm sure you'll find your answer. Hope this helps.
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I have never seen a Camaro listed as towable four down. Here is a guide that does not list a 2011 Camaro as towable Google
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The owner manual is pretty explicit about not towing with any wheels on the ground, so your warranty would be void as far as transmission and drive train damage if you did this. Doesn't seem like a good bet to me. For the edification of others, here is what billandjan's owner manual says:

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Notice: Dolly towing or dinghy
towing the vehicle may cause
damage because of reduced
ground clearance. Always put
the vehicle on a flatbed truck
or trailer.
The vehicle was neither designed
nor intended to be towed with any
of its wheels on the ground. If the
vehicle must be towed, see “Towing
the Vehicle” earlier in this section.
Remco simply says "Too new - no information".

Do you know what transmission it has? A couple of the GM 6 speed automatics are towable but others are not, e.g. the Cruze was recently found to be not towable even though the engineers had stated it was.
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Has anyone out there ever towed a 2011 Camaro automatic four wheels down? I checked my owners manual and the only thing it said is that it is not a good thing to do because of the ground clearance. I would take that to mean that anything mechanical would not be hurt. Am I understanding it correctly?
The ground clearance issue is with respect to tow truck drivers. There is not enough clearance on the nose or tail for the opposite end to be lifted for towing. IE the approach and departure angles are too small.

Other factors might keep it from being towed 4 down.
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