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rv-dreaming

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Posted: 08/12/13 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can any vehicle with a manual trans. be four down towed?





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No.


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Best to check with MotorHome magazine and see which vehicles can and can't be towed 4-down. Or check with the Mfgr of the vehicle you are thinking of towing, and see what they suggest.
Probably the majority of them can be towed, but if you have the one that can't, you can really do some damage to it.


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It's best to check the owners manual for "recreational towing".
If no manual, then ask here about a specific model. Several of us have access to towing guides from, FMCA or Motor Home mag.


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rv2go wrote:

It's best to check the owners manual for "recreational towing".
If no manual, then ask here about a specific model. Several of us have access to towing guides from, FMCA or Motor Home mag.


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Toyota Echo. Our 2001 manual has over 60,000 towed miles on it. Probably some Jeeps.

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mAKE SURE THAT YOUR EXACT MAKE/MODEL AND TRANSMISSION ARE TOWABLE. If you forget the tranny, you may well face serious $$$$$$ repairs. Not all manual trannies can be towed 4 down, I was surprised to find out.


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I'm looking at a 2005 Chevy Colorado with a manual Trans. Owners manual is not real clear on RV towing.

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If it is 4WD yes manual & automatic,
2WD no manual & automatic.
If it is 2WD you would need to modify it with a drive shaft disconnect.
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rv-dreaming wrote:

I'm looking at a 2005 Chevy Colorado with a manual Trans. Owners manual is not real clear on RV towing.

There's a service bulletin out on this subject that evidently covers the model/year of the truck you're looking at. At least according to The Bulletin, entitled "Guide to Dinghy towing", the only pre-2007 Colorado model that can be towed four down is the model with the "T150 transfer case". Do read that bulletin carefully as it looks like there are four/all wheel drive models that can NOT be towed four down, regardless of transmission type.

Info on light trucks begins on page three.


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