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Can I Flat tow?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by h20sbr, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    h20sbr

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    I just needed to know if i can flat tow a new 2012 toyota tacoma 4door 4x4 behind my camper.Thanks
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Not without removing the rear driveshaft.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    would a manual trans be able to be flat towed?
     
  5. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    I posted a section directly from the manual.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    Don't be a dinghy.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    thanks
     
  8. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    yes, manual tranny can be flat towed. Auto cannot, unless you hook up a tranny pump or disconnect drive shaft
     
  9. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    It says not to with 4 wheels on the ground...

    I don't think this would be any better.

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  10. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    :rofl::laughing:
     
  11. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    I don't think so man. Of course I have never tried it. I just follow what the manual says.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    our manuals are different because of auto/manual.

    Autos should not be flat towed because the tranny pump is powered by the engine, so if the engine is off, oil is not circulating even though the gears are moving when being towed.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    I know why not to flat tow but I just wasn't sure about the manual.

    I wouldn't think Toyota would make 2 manuals.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    I'll have to dig through my manual when I get home.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    Regardless of whether they make to different (owners) manuals for our truck. your not supposed to flat to an automatic but it is common practice to do so with a manual trans.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    I have a 2011 Taco 4X4 automatic and will be towing behind my motorhome. The best way to find out if your or any vehicle can be towed is search dinghy towing and there are many RV sites that provide lists. For my Taco I have to put a drive line disconnect on. The primary and in my mind the best manufacturer that does this right is Remco look them up. My estimate to include plug in for lights, with tow reciever and balance the drive shft (recommended) is $2865.00. That is the out the door price. I live in So Cal so price may vary in NY. Good luck let me know how it goes.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    damn, just disconnect the drive shaft and put some of those magnetic lights on your truck! $3000 is serious business!
     
  18. Apr 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    Wouldn't a trailer be cheaper and easier at that price point ?
     
  19. Apr 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    I'd rather just buy something with a neutral option for the transfer case. Runner and FJ have that option.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    I'm assuming the OP already has a Tacoma , I could be wrong
     
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