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Old 08-03-2014, 09:52 PM   #43
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What is and is not covered by the factory warranty is the decision of GMC, not a local dealer. You could make a call to GMC customer service and see if they will notify the dealer of GMC's policy on 4-down towing. Or you could take Pigman1's advice and go to another dealer. Keep in mind that Chevrolet trucks are nearly identical to GMC so you might consider switching to Chevy if there is a dealer close by. Just a couple of thoughts.
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In regard to asking GMC to talk to the dealer, you would probably be more successful if you ask for the district sales manager for your area. He would probably already have a relationship with the dealer and his word might be more likely to influence a change. If it were me, I would follow advice to go to another dealer.
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Does anyone know if a 2000 Z71 GMC can be towed
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #46
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If it is 4X4 and has the 2 speed transfer case with neutral position it should be towable, but check the owners manual to be sure.

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Old 08-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #47
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Chevy or GMC. When I was shopping for my current toad, they were the ONLY ones you could tow 4 down. I heard Ford was trying this year, but had had some issues. Don't know when Dodge went 4 down capable, so I'd check that one closely. We've probablu got close to 40,000 4 down tow miles and never had a problem.
Actually, my 2012 4x4 is four down towable. It is very easy to set up also. They have been 4 down towable since 2012....
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Does anyone know if a 2000 Z71 GMC can be towed
The oldest guide I have is 2002, and for an 02 1500 it has to be 4x4, transfer case in nuetral, fuse removed (Does not say what fuse), and the ignition in the off position. Not sure if the 2000 is equipped the same, should be something in the Owners manual if you still have it.
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The 2014 Toyota Tundra is now tow-able - 4 down (neutral position in 4x4 switch)!!!!!

And it's about D*&^ time!!!!! And they are manufactured in TX.
I'd like to know where you got this information. I currently flat tow my Chevy 2500HD 4x4 (which works out great), but I would love to get a 2014 Tundra to flat tow (if they are I'd run out right now and buy one). No where that I've found does Toyota say that the Tundra is flat towable from the factory. The only way is to add an aftermarket driveline DC.

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I am towing a 2014 GMC 4x4
If I had know what I had to do to tow I would not have bought the truck.
GM will not allow you to use any power from the truck. The negative side of the battery cable must be removed. GM is concerned about back feed that could cause steering damage to the vehicle.
My brake system gets power from the coach. A separate wiring harness was run from the coach including new bulbs in the tail lights. It is called a bulb and socket kit.
It is a pain to disconnect the battery very time you tow. Buy a Dodge.

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The new F150 i think from 2011 is a simple procedure to tow 4 down, put the trans in N foot on the brake with the door shut key in on position but dont start the engine rotate from 2wd to 4 wd 5 times then the info center will say netural tow enabled you then move the key to acc position and tow. The truck does need a charge line.
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The new F150 i think from 2011 is a simple procedure to tow 4 down, put the trans in N foot on the brake with the door shut key in on position but dont start the engine rotate from 2wd to 4 wd 5 times then the info center will say netural tow enabled you then move the key to acc position and tow. The truck does need a charge line.
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It's the 2012 versions and later, not the 2011. Just for your info.
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Thank you Scott you are correct the 11 auto shift 4x4 cant be towed 4 down, i have the 2013 with Roadmaster brackets, roadmaster brakemaster installed and it is easy to set up to tow, and love the power of the 5.0 but it not as hot as the twin turbo V6.
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I am towing a 2014 GMC 4x4
If I had know what I had to do to tow I would not have bought the truck.
GM will not allow you to use any power from the truck. The negative side of the battery cable must be removed. GM is concerned about back feed that could cause steering damage to the vehicle.
My brake system gets power from the coach. A separate wiring harness was run from the coach including new bulbs in the tail lights. It is called a bulb and socket kit.
It is a pain to disconnect the battery very time you tow. Buy a Dodge.

Good luck
I would install a battery disconnect switch, one of the heavy duty rotary ones like they use for Marine/Fire Trucks. I would rather rotate a switch under the hood than mess with the cable everytime. I would also go direct from the battery for the brakes.
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If I could find one that would fit in the tight area i would install it. Have two. They won't work. A socket driver fits and works well. GM has just messed up a good thing. They need to correct the problem or just continue to miss out on sales.
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GM has just messed up a good thing. They need to correct the problem or just continue to miss out on sales.
I think some Jeep's now require this as of 2014, so it is not just GM, I have a feeling more of them will be requiring this.
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