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kerns 2495 06-13-2012 06:56 PM

GET READY WORLD
 
I am about to do the impossible. I am going to tow my 01 automatic 4x4 taco behind my RV. Just got the tow bar delivered today. Remco says this vehicle is not towable. ( we'll see) . I have spoke with a lot of people and no one really knows why. So stay tuned and tell your friends , the world will know the truth very shortly.

Supra TT 06-13-2012 07:02 PM

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taco terror 06-13-2012 07:16 PM

Well I am about to tow my RV behind my Tacoma...


jk I haven't even graduated yet.

tacoman15 06-13-2012 07:20 PM

Is there not a little section in your manual that says not to tow your truck like that?

steve o 77 06-13-2012 07:21 PM

remove the driveshafts.

taco terror 06-13-2012 07:22 PM

Doesn't you rv have a hitch? if so why not use it and get some kind of trailer.

jandrews 06-13-2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve o 77 (Post 5236075)
remove the driveshafts.

This. It's only non-towable if you don't know how bolts work.

tacoman15 06-13-2012 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jandrews (Post 5236097)
This. It's only non-towable if you don't know how bolts work.

Will you teach me?

Boerseun 06-13-2012 07:28 PM

I would rather load it on a trailer. Unbolting the driveshaft sounds like a chore if you have to install it everytime you park the RV somewhere and want to go somewhere in the truck, and then have to take it off when you move the RV to the next spot.

SpazzyB 06-13-2012 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve o 77 (Post 5236075)
remove the driveshafts.

^This.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Boerseun (Post 5236124)
I would rather load it on a trailer. Unbolting the driveshaft sounds like a chore if you have to install it everytime you park the RV somewhere and want to go somewhere in the truck, and then have to take it off when you move the RV to the next spot.

^also this.

jandrews 06-13-2012 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacoman15 (Post 5236105)
Will you teach me?

http://i.imgur.com/0cMBR.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boerseun (Post 5236124)
I would rather load it on a trailer. Unbolting the driveshaft sounds like a chore if you have to install it everytime you park the RV somewhere and want to go somewhere in the truck, and then have to take it off when you move the RV to the next spot.

A fair point. Driveshaft removal isn't terribly difficult or time consuming, but frequency could make it annoying.

jandrews 06-13-2012 07:47 PM

Also:

Your truck gon' blow up.

medic2230 06-13-2012 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jandrews (Post 5236237)
Also:

Your truck gon' blow up.

Was wondering where this was.... lol

kerns 2495 06-14-2012 04:29 AM

what about front drive shaft? can't I just set transfer case to neutral. Leave front shaft alone. rear shaft only has 4 bolts , I removed once for practice . 5 minutes

Pugga 06-14-2012 05:32 AM

Transfer case in neutral, remove the rear drive shaft (or just unbolt it from the rear end and secure it up really really really well so it can't come loose and drag).

VirginiaBound 06-14-2012 10:42 AM

:popcorn:

Pugga 06-14-2012 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VirginiaBound (Post 5239048)
:popcorn:

Hey, pass some of that over here! Sounds like the OP might be having 2nd thoughts :laugh:

rab89 06-14-2012 10:45 AM

doesn't it have something to do with lubricating parts? hopefully it works out for you

Pugga 06-14-2012 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rab89 (Post 5239062)
doesn't it have something to do with lubricating parts? hopefully it works out for you

Yes, at least for 2nd gens, the oil pump for the transfer case is run off the input shaft so when you flat tow it, everything is spinning away and no oil is being pumped.

the.sight.picture 06-14-2012 10:47 AM

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/NQ-v01_XlI0/0.jpg


use one of these. just put in on the dolly with the rear end on, in neutral


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