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Old 12-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Towing a Toyota w/mh?

We have a 2003 toyota highlander all wheel drive.
Can it be towed with wheels on ground,we have been told yes and no by the toyota dealer.We could use dolly if we had to ,rather not .We are trying to keep this as simple as possible. The highlander is in great shape could sell,but will not get much for it?
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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No Toyota should be towed wheels down. This is why we bought a CR-V.
Unless you want to keep engine running all the time on Neutral or have a oil pump installed (do not know where but this is feasible.)
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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A tow dolly will do you no good on a AWD Toyota. Check the Remco web sit to see if they make a lube pump for it.
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We have towed our toyota corolla over 30,000 miles, however it is a manual 5 speed.
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The main reason you cannot tow a Toyota all wheel drive even with a remco is the transfer case. The remco will lube the transmission not the transfer case. Toyota transfer case will note receive lubrication from the driveshaft when being towed.
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I tow a Toyota....Bad Idea! The Toyota tows fine, it the the Remco Drive Shaft Disconnect that is absolute junk and has left me stranded waiting for parts for the last time. The Toyota is being retired as a toad this year. I learned the hard way, if it is not approved for towing....it's not worth it.
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towing a toyota w/mh

Thanks everyone for the advice.I was hoping to keep the highlander(it paid for and a great car) as i am an artist and we can keep all the art work in the toyota,when we get in a town all we would do is unhook and go to the show.I went and looked at the honda cr-v less cargo space.We will keep looking,as we really do not want to pull a trailer behind a 40' mh with the toyota.I think it will be to long to fit in pull through with not having to unhook trailer?
This is all new to us ,full time a different way of thinking.
Thanks again.I will stay in touch.Tim
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We tow a Ford Explorer 2009 FWD, it is big and roomy and all
you need to do is have the neutral tow kit installed and the
ECM programed by the dealer. If you can find a used one in
the same generation (I THINK it is 2007-2011) it may work for you.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:54 AM   #9
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Has any one pulled a flat bed car trailer with a 40' mh. When you pull in to rv park is there room to leave trailer hooked up.
We are trying to keep our awd toyota if possible.May not happen,may have to get another vehicle.We need the cargo space.
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Has any one pulled a flat bed car trailer with a 40' mh. When you pull in to rv park is there room to leave trailer hooked up.
We are trying to keep our awd toyota if possible.May not happen,may have to get another vehicle.We need the cargo space.
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It will limit you to where you can stay. You will be 65 feet in total length, not many 65 foot RV sites in a lot of areas. Those where you would need to unhook may not have a storage yard for large trailers. Check a few RV Parks sites in the areas of where you plan to travel and see what kind of RV sites are available.
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Has any one pulled a flat bed car trailer with a 40' mh. When you pull in to rv park is there room to leave trailer hooked up.
We are trying to keep our awd toyota if possible.May not happen,may have to get another vehicle.We need the cargo space.
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As it has already been stated, there aren't many cg sites large enough for a 65' outfit, plus the larger sites are always the first to taken. So unless you make reservations, even if the cg has some sites big enough, there's already somebody else parked on it when you get there.
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We will be going to look at jeep Cherokees this week,and may be small p/u truck with camper cover to access on both sides. I guess the best plan, sell the toyota,and the lexus
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