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Old 09-13-2014, 06:48 PM   #85
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Any idea what the tongue weight is with the trailer loaded as shown?
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The Coach drives and rides better with it on the back than without it........
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:58 PM   #86
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Any generation, Geo Tracker, Chevy Tracker, Suzuki Vitara because they get great gas mileage, 4x4 w/divorced transfer case which allows 4 down, transfer case in neutral, transmission in park, ignition key 1st notch to free steering wheel and off you go. Cost $3000-$15,000
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:07 PM   #87
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Just came off our first long trip (4,000 miles) and we towed our 2011 GMC 1500 Sierra 4x4. Very easy to get the transfer case in neutral and we went with M&G braking system. Perfect -
Where did you mount the M&G Breakaway cylinder?
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #88
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Any generation, Geo Tracker, Chevy Tracker, Suzuki Vitara because they get great gas mileage, 4x4 w/divorced transfer case which allows 4 down, transfer case in neutral, transmission in park, ignition key 1st notch to free steering wheel and off you go. Cost $3000-$15,000
X2. I have a 03 Suzuki XL-7 ( a long wheelbase Vitara ) that you can squeeze in 7 people for a short trip. Can also carry my 22.5" spare in the third compartment with seat folded down. Driven approximately 99,000 miles and towed a additional 150,000 miles. Front wheel bearings,brakes and battery is the only repairs made. Built like a tank, great tow and would do it again.
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2008 hhr light and easy to tow. no wind drag,hook up flip the switch and put in neutral
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:43 AM   #90
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We tow a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee which worked flawlessly until we had the recall done. Now we have to hold our breath every time we try to shift the transfer case to neutral.

My wife was stuck in NY in Oct 2013 when the Jeep wouldn't go into neutral, had to take it back to a dealer for reprogramming. Got stuck again in Florida in Dec 2013 and had to drive it all the way back to TN to get it fixed at dealer that did the original programming, although they said nothing was wrong. Finally found a work around by removing a fuse to reset ECU. Pain in the A#$ but it works.

Doubt I'd buy another Jeep to tow because of the poor customer service regarding the recall.
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Has anyone towed a Ford F150 2wd using the Remco lube pump? The 2WD cannot be towed without modification but I haven't seen one on the road. I presently have a 2010 that has yet to get to 24000 miles and hate to trade.


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Has anyone towed a Ford F150 2wd using the Remco lube pump? The 2WD cannot be towed without modification but I haven't seen one on the road. I presently have a 2010 that has yet to get to 24000 miles and hate to trade.
I tow my 2WD Yukon with Superflow's driveshaft disconnect. They bought the design from Remco a few years ago and started selling a balanced driveshaft with the coupling. Keep your original driveshaft for when you sell the truck.

I personally would not trust my tranny to a lube pump. If something can go wrong, it will. My disconnect works fine, every time.
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I tow my 2WD Yukon with Superflow's driveshaft disconnect. They bought the design from Remco a few years ago and started selling a balanced driveshaft with the coupling. Keep your original driveshaft for when you sell the truck.

I personally would not trust my tranny to a lube pump. If something can go wrong, it will. My disconnect works fine, every time.

I'll look into that. And thanks.


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towing a jeep

just bought a 2006 jeep unlimited for a tow rig, i was towing a 91 mazda on a tow dolly with no brakes want to tow jeep with no tow dolly what should i look for as for braking requirements and what works best and easy hookup and good towbar.
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Transmission Pump

I towed a 2014 Ford Fusion four wheels down and blew the trany going down a hill to the Colorado River. I got it rebuilt in Bullhead City, AZ. I can tow it a short distance and it's OK but even stopping and starting the car and running it through the gears is iffy. It was recommended that I get a transmission lube pump that pumps transmission fluid through the trany and keeps it cool, no stopping necessary. I checked with a few places, camping world will sell and install one for a little over $2000. That was little much so I bought a used tow dolly for $650, we shall see how that works, the front wheels will be off the ground. I wish there was a cheaper way but I haven't found it yet.
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I towed a 2014 Ford Fusion four wheels down and blew the trany going down a hill to the Colorado River. I got it rebuilt in Bullhead City, AZ. I can tow it a short distance and it's OK but even stopping and starting the car and running it through the gears is iffy. It was recommended that I get a transmission lube pump that pumps transmission fluid through the trany and keeps it cool, no stopping necessary. I checked with a few places, camping world will sell and install one for a little over $2000. That was little much so I bought a used tow dolly for $650, we shall see how that works, the front wheels will be off the ground. I wish there was a cheaper way but I haven't found it yet.

We use a tow dolly with a chevy uplander. Don't even know it's back there. Only downside is that you cannot back up with a tow dolly. So plan your fuel stops well.

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2008 Ford Edge, I pop it in neutral, key is in the off position, steering column is unlocked and install brake cylinder and air hose and I am on my way!
Same here! Over three years no issues but you do have to have a charging system for the toad battery. We use the Roadmaster Invisibrake so no problem.
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