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Old 10-23-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
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Towing S10 backwards on dolly?

Greetings. I have searched high-n-low. Even asked a "Technician" at a dealership. Searched the web. No answer.

I understand I cannot flat tow my 1992 Chevy S10, V6, Automatic.

My question is does anyone here have experience or knowledge of towing the S10 with the rear tires on the dolly (the front tires will be on the ground and it will be towed backwards.).

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Old 10-23-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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Might find the answer in the owners manual.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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No owners manual with the truck.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:28 PM   #4
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Never ever a good idea to tow a car backwards. The caster settings in the front wheels are designed to re center when going forwards. Pulling them backwards puts terrific strain on what every you are using to hold them straight. The front wheels will want to turn around backward, which they can't do.
You can see this affect on grocery carts. Push the card forwards and the wheels center up, straight ahead. Now pull the cart backwards and the wheels will spin around. It is how the caster is set.
Pulling your S10 backwards is asking for a serious problem.
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I had to tow my jeep backwards once due to a broken axle mount. It was only a short distance but after the first turn it tracked to the inside putting the jeep on a diagonal. It was due to the fact that the front tires had turned and were no longer straight to the vehicle.
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If it were me, I would look into a driveshaft disconnect and then flat tow it.

You didn't say if your S10 was 2WD or 4WD but if it is 4WD and the transfer case has a Neutral position you "should" be able to flat tow it that way.
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