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Old 07-17-2009, 05:54 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am new to the group and will post later to introduce myself a bit. But I have a pressing towing question.

I am going to tow my GMC2500 pickup truck (4WD) behind my Dutch Aire .. I have a question about how to set the truck up for towing... The manual says place the truck in Neutral then shut off the engine and put the key in the lock position..
Won't that lock up the front wheels? What position should I leave the key in?

Thanks for any help and advice in advance.

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Doug,

Welcome to iRV2.

What year is your truck?

Follow your owners manual to the letter, as GM owner's manuals have excellent towing instructions.

I believe it states to put the transfer case in neutral, the transmission in park, lock the ignition and remove the key.

GM trucks and large SUV's have not had locking steering wheels for some years.
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The truck is a 2007 classic.. Your comment is very helpful, I did notice with the key in the locked position I can still move the wheel a bit.. was not sure if it would lock or not.. Thanks
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I believe most cars and trucks nowadays do not lock the wheel until the key is removed. If you can turn the wheel in the off position, you should be alright.
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As a quick follow up to my question. I followed the instructions to the letter as Route66 suggested and it worked great. No problems at all.
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