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Old 12-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #15
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Not necessarily, read the owners manual. In the Ram trucks a manual transfer case is not necessary as long as it has the electronic "N" position. As stated read the freaking manual of the truck in question. That will tell you exactly how and if it can be towed flat.
The freaking manual says the same freaking thing. 2WD and 4WD w SOTF can not be towed with any tires on the ground. The F-150's have a provision for it but the Super Dutys do not.
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gm says the same thing. not a problem.
tow mine all over, don't even know it's back there.
Is your GM a 1500 or a 2500 or bigger? I am also a fan of GM and wouldn't hesitate to buy another D/A.
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This is what I was taught many years ago. That's why I was shocked to read in the Ford towing guide that you can tow it with the automatic transmission in neutral as long as the transfer case is manual shift. It does not mention having a "4wheels down towing feature" like the F-150 does.

This was quoted from the F-150 owner's manual. Maybe I need to trade it for a F-150.
Scotty,

I tow my 2013 Ford F150 4x4 Platinum EcoBoost. That's exactly what I have to do. Works excellent. You wouldn't be sorry if you made the trade unless you need the F350 for other reasons.
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I tow my 2013 Ford F150 4x4 Platinum EcoBoost. That's exactly what I have to do. Works excellent. You wouldn't be sorry if you made the trade unless you need the F350 for other reasons.
The F350 is a dually and my daily driver. The F250 is DW's. I have several friends that have the Ecoboost and love them. I got a tell you though, the DW is a huge diesel fan. This F250 is her 4th consecutive diesel vehicle. I am a big fan of their resale. I am watching with great interest to see what happens with the new diesels coming out in light duty trucks. Ram should have theirs on the lots any day now.
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Thanks for the replies and the link to the towing guide. I failed to mention that we are looking at DP's w tag axles, 400 - 500 HP. Everything I have looked at to date has had a 10K - 15K tow rating. DW's truck is a King Ranch w 6.7L diesel. It does not have a manual tranfer case. Looks like the manual transfer case is not available on Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum models, only "shift on the fly". That pretty much limits me to a trailer of some type if I choose to keep the truck.
The truck you are wanting to tow, ..Is it possible to install a Manual transfer case shifter or if you really had to find case and linkage that would allow the neutral shift needed to tow it?
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I weighed my farm truck the other day. It is an F-250 crew cab, short bed. diesel. Weighs 6000 pounds with one full tank of fuel (it has two) That is a lot of weight to pull around
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I weighed my farm truck the other day. It is an F-250 crew cab, short bed. diesel. Weighs 6000 pounds with one full tank of fuel (it has two) That is a lot of weight to pull around
It doesn't look like it would be feasible to tow my current F250. It would require a substantial trailer, and as mentioned would put me up to 11-12K. Back to the drawing board.
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Is your GM a 1500 or a 2500 or bigger? I am also a fan of GM and wouldn't hesitate to buy another D/A.
09 3500. SRW 4x4 reg cab. sorry took so long to respond
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Thanks for the replies and the link to the towing guide. I failed to mention that we are looking at DP's w tag axles, 400 - 500 HP. Everything I have looked at to date has had a 10K - 15K tow rating. DW's truck is a King Ranch w 6.7L diesel. It does not have a manual tranfer case. Looks like the manual transfer case is not available on Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum models, only "shift on the fly". That pretty much limits me to a trailer of some type if I choose to keep the truck.
I own a Ford just like that, first off your looking at 8100lbs empty full tank, the only way to flat tow it is too pull both drive shafts, or you can do what I had to do, I bought a 14000lb trailer and put the truck on it. My 350hp Cat had no problem pulling it up the hills of the Blue Ridge, Rt 77 & Rt 81.
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I own a Ford just like that, first off your looking at 8100lbs empty full tank, the only way to flat tow it is too pull both drive shafts, or you can do what I had to do, I bought a 14000lb trailer and put the truck on it. My 350hp Cat had no problem pulling it up the hills of the Blue Ridge, Rt 77 & Rt 81.
Interesting. Can you tell me which trailer you are using? Photos would be even better.

Ford says my 2013 F250 SB CC 6.7 has a cub weight of 7454. I have never had it on the scales.
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09 3500. SRW 4x4 reg cab. sorry took so long to respond
LAJ, thanks. I have been reading the GM manuals online and it seems as though there is a "N" position in their electronic transfer cases, even in their HD's. I find this kind of funny, because i sold my '07 3500 4x4, last year after 186K mi. I can't remember the switch for the transfer case having a "N" position. Of course I had no reason to use it. I did have the transfer case fail at around 98K mi, and had it replaced under extended warranty. That and a EGR issue were the only problems I had with that truck. I would not hesitate to buy another GM product.
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I would trade for a F150, better ride, better fuel millage, for the toad and the MH. Just a all around better toad then a 350 DRW truck. They belong in front of a RV, not behind.
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turn the selector knob all the way to the right, light starts flashing N then goes steady and your in. N. when you want to drive again just pick what you want, wait for that selection to have a steady light again and your locked into whatever you chose. it's great.
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turn the selector knob all the way to the right, light starts flashing N then goes steady and your in. N. when you want to drive again just pick what you want, wait for that selection to have a steady light again and your locked into whatever you chose. it's great.
Is this for a F150, to switch to nutral?
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