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Old 11-13-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Towing a Hummer H3

Hi, Im considering buying a H3 to tow behind my Monaco Sig as my X5 can not be used as a tow car (bummer) Everything Ive read online says the drive shafts must be removed to tow a H3????? Any comments? thanks

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My toad is a 2012 Wrangler. 20+ mpg with the new drive train. Just put the transfer case in neutral, trans in park, lock it and go

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:15 AM   #3
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What 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles Can Be Towed By An RV?
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Get a copy of the owners manual.

Have you driven an H3? I drove one to work for 3 months. I had to add 20 minutes to my drive time because the vehicle was so slow.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:28 AM   #4
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I have been towing an H3 for over two years. Very easy, just shift transfer case into neutral and you are good to go. Steering axle doesn't lock, so you can pull key out and lock doors. It clearly states in the owners manual on how to tow. I've only had one issue when the transfer case actuator went out, but it was covered under warranty.

Here's the information from the owners manual.

Dinghy Towing
Use the following procedure to tow your vehicle:
1. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N).
2. Turn the engine off, but leave the ignition in ON.
3. Firmly set the parking brake.
4. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow

{CAUTION: Shifting a full-time four-wheel-drive vehicle’s
transfer case into NEUTRAL can cause
your vehicle to roll even if the automatic
transmission is in PARK (P) or the manual
transmission is in any gear. You or others
could be injured. Make sure the parking brake
is firmly set before you shift the transfer case

5. Shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL (N). See
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-27 for
the proper procedure to select the NEUTRAL
position for your vehicle.
6. Put the transmission in PARK (P) for an
automatic transmission or in FIRST (1) for
a manual transmission.
7. Release the parking brake only after the vehicle
being towed is firmly attached to the towing
8. Turn the ignition off.
After towing, see “Shifting Out of NEUTRAL” under
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-27.

Dolly Towing
Notice: Dolly towing your vehicle will damage
drivetrain components. Do not dolly tow your
Your vehicle cannot be dolly towed. If you must tow
your vehicle behind another, use the dinghy towing
procedure listed previously.

Pcurt - mines not slow, I have the Alpha edition with the V8.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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The H3 Hummer is built on a Chevy Suburban chassis. Since the 4WD Suburban is towable, I see no reason the H3 would not be towable. See instructions from the owners manual posted by washbob.
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I have been towing my H2 for years. Over 60,000 miles behind my coach, including going to Alaska and without a single issue. Do exactly as the manual states and you should not have a problem.

Pcurt - Don't know why it would take you longer to go to work than with any other car. Might not accelerate as fast as other cars, but doing 60 in a Hummer is just like doing 60 in a sedan. I know the H3 can't climb over the cars in front of you during heavy traffic like my H2 can. Maybe that's why it took you 20 minutes longer.
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Just got all set up for towing our 07 H3, it's quick and EASY!! We used the Blue Ox Base Plates & Alpha Tow Bar, very easy to install just follow instructions, I have a Brake Buddy Boost ordered and I will be all set!

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