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Old 07-09-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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Towing Toyota Tacoma Automatic with dolly

So, why couldn't I tow a 2008 Toyota Tacoma truck with automatic transmission with a to dolly? Is it the truck bed will bang into the RV or what?

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Old 07-09-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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Are you thinking about towing it backwards? Towing any car or truck backwards is not a good idea. The caster in the front steer wheels is set so that the wheels will always want to return to straight when going forwards. When going back wards at speed the wheels will want to turn around backwards, kind of like the front wheels on a grocery cart. This puts a lot of strain of the steering components. Worst case scenario is something breaks and the truck goes out of control. Best case is that you get undue tire wear.

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The toe in becomes toe out. Wreckers do it all the time but not long distance...However you do see bob tail trucks being transported long distance backwards?
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I would assume it to be rear wheel drive. You will need to look in owners manual to see if it can be towed on a dolly without some kind of pump for the transmission .
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