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Old 02-27-2021, 09:27 AM   #1
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We’re heading out from Michigan to Florida (just like everyone else) and have a Blue Ox on our 2004 Newmar Northern Star. We tow a 2011 Buick Enclave which happens to be All Wheel Drive. Has anyone experienced transmission issues with the AWD being towed? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
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Is this your first time out with this toad ?

Does the vehicle owners manual say it's flat towable?
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I'm with Skip! Unless your owner's manual gives specific information on towing behind a MH then I wouldn't do it!
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Has anyone experienced transmission issues with the AWD being towed? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
We tow our Ford Explorer AWD four down and have had no problems. Don't know about your Buick though.
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We’re heading out from Michigan to Florida (just like everyone else) and have a Blue Ox on our 2004 Newmar Northern Star. We tow a 2011 Buick Enclave which happens to be All Wheel Drive. Has anyone experienced transmission issues with the AWD being towed? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
Old link may help - https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/25620675.cfm
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We’re heading out from Michigan to Florida (just like everyone else) and have a Blue Ox on our 2004 Newmar Northern Star. We tow a 2011 Buick Enclave which happens to be All Wheel Drive. Has anyone experienced transmission issues with the AWD being towed? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
No experience with your Buick, but it should be okay to tow according to this list provided you take the necessary steps.
https://images.goodsam.com/newmotorh...yGuide2011.pdf
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Are you having an issue or just asking out of curiosity? You haven't provided enough information. The Owners Manual says it can be towed four wheels down. It also says you need to start it on occasion.
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You titled your post “Toad mystery”

We’re at a loss as to what it is your asking or telling us.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:47 AM   #9
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The blue ox is specific to Buick and the installer only said for us to pull out the number 5 fuse before towing. Yes, we have towed it a few times in the past for probably a total of 5,000 miles. It also has 150k miles on it. We have noticed that it’s feeling a bit tired so thought I would ask if anyone else has towed AWD SUV’s.
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If you have already towed it 5,000 miles then I don't understand your question. And at 150,000 miles any car could be showing its age a little.
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here’s the enclave info from 2011 guide https://images.goodsam.com/newmotorh...yGuide2011.pdf
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:27 AM   #12
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Thanks to everyone who responded! The Good Sam info that shows pulling the ECM fuse along with the BATT1 fuse was very helpful. Sorry if I offended anyone with not posting enough information initially. This forum has great followers and we do appreciate all the input! Happy trails!
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yes they can be towed, A friend had one for a short time , no issues just traded for a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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