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Can I use my Taco as a towable vehicle?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by MOMO, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    MOMO

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    Can I tow my auto trans taco?
    (2010 TRD Sport Auto)

    I would like to tow my tacoma behind a motorhome without a caddy.
    I do not see any threads on the subject of towable, only towing.

    To tow, or not to tow? Which is the true answer?

    Yes, I have been accused of being blind before, in addition to loosing some other major bodily functions as well.:rolleyes:

    Thanks! ahead of time.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    bailerc

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    i think i saw it in the owners manual, would have to check though , it should be in there
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    Jester243

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    How big of a motor home?
     
  4. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Paul's TRD

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    I was just reading the owners manual and I'm sure i clearly saw that it said in bold letters, "Note this vehicle is not equipped to be towed behind an RV" or something like that. But I'm almost positive I saw this.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    ya... you need a transmission disconnect. just putting it in neutral doesnt work.

    my aunt and uncle tow a truck behind their motor home and they had to buy a special kit for the transmission to tow the truck.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    You mean I gotta read?
    Thanks
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    I will look into that.
    Thanks
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    FearNothing321

    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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    couldn't you just disconnect the drive shaft? :confused:
     
  9. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    98-99 Gulfstream 36, Cummins pusher. It's the inlaws mhome.
    Very nice inside & out.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    I think I saw the same thing. Just fishing for ideas, Thanks
     
  11. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    Yeah, but you gotta hook it back up??????
    What a hassel for 2-300 mile trips. I have
    a car dolly, but that is a big hassel too. Which
    axel do you pull? Neither I suspect.

    Thanks
     
  12. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    ya.. you could pull the drive shaft off, but if there is a kit for doing this, it makes it easier :)

    heres a company that offers disconnects with the following configurations:
    • Drive Shaft Couplings for automatic transmissions with rear wheel drive
    • Lube-Pumps cools the automatic transmission fluid when towing
    • Axle-Lock disconnects for disengaging the automatic transmission of a front wheel drive vehicle.
    http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_catalog/towing/towing_products_by_remco.html
     
  13. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    I haven't a clue, so will say none.

    Should be towable if it is a 4x4
     
  14. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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  15. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Even with a Manual tranny, the Tacoma can not be dingy towed behind an RV. You need to use a dolly.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  17. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    still better than disconnecting the driveshaft or installing a tranny pump
     
  18. Jul 27, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    if i were gonna tow mine i would use a dolly for the front, then either pull the rear driveshaft or get some sort of disconnect..


    ofcourse if i were actually gonna tow MY truck i would just use the dolly and pop the tcase in netural... :D but most dont have that ability..
     
  19. Jul 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    Get a trailer. No wear and tear on the truck. No mods and no special equipment.
     
  20. Jul 27, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Paul's TRD

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    +1, but damn that's gonna add some weight.
     
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