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Old 07-31-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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Wanna flat-out my 2016 GMC Yukon XL

Hey all...I want to flat tow my GMC Yukon XL. It is a 2WD model so there is no transfer case to put in neutral. Is there a pump for the transmission or will I have to disconnect the driveshaft? If there is a pump, where is the best price and is it to challenging to install myself? Or better to let a shop do it?
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A little confused by the term "flat-out," to me the term means at full speed. Remco makes pumps, you'll have to read the directions to see if you want to install it yourself.

http://www.remcoindustries.com/Towin...ubePumpKit.php

Remco also makes driveshaft disconnect kits too.
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I meant flat-tow...autospell bit me in ass...
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I have a friend with a Ford F250 and he has the driveshaft disconnect.
Works slick.
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I meant flat-tow...autospell bit me in ass...
No problem, I just wondered if it was a regional thing.

Not sure about price difference, but if it were me, I'd rather have a driveshaft disconnect instead of transmission pump. I've read of pump failures and toasted transmissions, never read of disconnect failures.
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What is the best setup ad gar as ease of use and reliability?
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Blaming Spell Check again?

With a pump, you have to have a warning light on the RV dash if it fails. No such thing needed with disconnect. Read about both installs on the Remco link I provided above and decide. You will probably have to have the driveshaft cut and balanced, be sure to mark it's orientation at both ends before removing.
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Sounds easier just to unbolt the 4 bolts or so and let it hang with a bungee strap...lol
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I have the driveshaft disconnect on my 2013 2WD Escalade. Works great.

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Sounds easier just to unbolt the 4 bolts or so and let it hang with a bungee strap...lol
It would be easy that way, until you tow into a muddy or rainy area, making reconnecting the shaft a messy job.

A few years ago I had a blow out in the RV in Wyoming, in an area with no cell service. We unhooked the toad and drove 30 miles until we could call for roadside assistance. Having to crawl under the toad and reconnect the driveshaft would have made another step we wouldn't have needed.
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Have a Remo drive line disconnect, Works flawless. 14 years and 55,000 towed miles and 105,000 odometer miles. I bought the complete kit including the reworked driveshaft.

The disconnect is worth every penny.
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Where did you get it? Easy to install? Website?
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Here's one site:

Remco Driveline Disconnect | driveshaft coupler

Already shared this link, but here it is again:

Remco Drive Shaft Coupling


Available through these folks too:

Remco Drive Shaft Coupling SKU-1 - By Superflow / Remco DSC | HitchSource.com
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