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Old 06-16-2015, 06:59 PM   #1
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Went to look for a new truck

We currently have a 2005 Silverado 4x4 that has a neutral switch that allows it to ride on a tow dolly. Looks like flat towing is the only option for a new truck. Can anyone suggest different?
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If I am understanding you correct, you say your Chevy 4x4 allows you to tow it on a dolly 2 wheels down and I can't believe that is so but it can be towed 4 wheels down according to the FMCA 05 tow chart. All the 4 WD vehicles (not all WD) that I know of can't be towed 2 wheel down.
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If I am understanding you correct, you say your Chevy 4x4 allows you to tow it on a dolly 2 wheels down and I can't believe that is so but it can be towed 4 wheels down according to the FMCA 05 tow chart. All the 4 WD vehicles (not all WD) that I know of can't be towed 2 wheel down.
I agree, the transfer case will blow up on mist rigs if you try it on a dolly UNLESS you remove the rear driveshaft.
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I have an update. After rereading the owners manual for the 2015 Silverado 4 x4 and both writing and talking to Chevy.com. The Silverado can be dolly towed. If two wheel drive it would need the rear wheels on the dolly but if the 4x4 has the two speed electronic transfer case, there is a neutral position that allow it to be dolly towed. The battery must be disconnected after the transfer case is in neutral.
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Why would you want to use a dolly when that 15 Silverado 4x4 can be flat towed?????
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I already have a dolly and a vw wagon that I also dolly tow. The ability to dolly tow the truck opens up possibilities depending on where I am going. And I don't have to pay for the setup,tow bar or brake assist.
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Just wondering what the load and tow capacity of your dolly is? My Master Tow dolly has a load capacity of 3500 lbs. minus it's 500 lb. weight or 3000 lbs. It's rated to tow up to 5000 lbs., again minus the 500 lb. dolly weight or 4500 lbs. What is the front axle weight of the Silverado and it's ready to tow weight? Will you exceed the weight ratings on your dolly with the Silverado on board?
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Thank you I do have the heavy duty tow dolly but will double check the specs. Did not pay much attention while towing the vw
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