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Old 05-20-2015, 11:41 PM   #1
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Towing Avalanche ?

I'm thinking about using my 2007 Avalanche 2 X 4 as a toad. Can it be towed 4 down or will I need my dolly ? I seen others towing an avalanche but all were 4 X 4 . What do I need to make it work ?

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Don't take anyone's word; only official place is under "Towing" in your Owner's Manual. Can also Google "Dingy Guide."
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Don't take anyone's word; only official place is under "Towing" in your Owner's Manual. Can also Google "Dingy Guide."
Also, remember that the owners manual can be wrong as can your vehicle manufacturers support people!
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I tow my 2003 Yukon 2WD using a driveshaft disconnect. I would not trust a lube pump.
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Generally, 2X4 GM trucks cannot be towed 4 down. Look for a section in your owners manual called "Recreational Towing."

To be flat towed without modification, GM trucks must have a transfer case (only comes on 4X4 models) with a neutral position. Put the transfer case in neutral and the transmission in park.

Also, normally only FWD vehicles can be towed on a dolly. Since your Avalanche is RWD, you will need either a lube pump or a drive shaft disconnect. Go to the Remco Industries website to see what is available for your vehicle
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Remco sold the rights to their driveshaft disconnect to Superflow in Des Moines. They manufacture driveshaft balancing equipment. They will sell you a new driveshaft with the disconnect properly attached to one end and balanced. Therein lies the former problem, where shops around the country would buy the disconnect from Remco and modify the customer's driveshaft. Looks like it is now called Superior.

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