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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kerns 2495, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Jun 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    kerns 2495

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    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.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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  3. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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


    jk I haven't even graduated yet.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    tacoman15

    tacoman15 Stop staring at me swan!

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    Is there not a little section in your manual that says not to tow your truck like that?
     
  5. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    steve o 77

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    remove the driveshafts.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    Doesn't you rv have a hitch? if so why not use it and get some kind of trailer.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    jandrews

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    This. It's only non-towable if you don't know how bolts work.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Will you teach me?
     
  9. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    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.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    SpazzyB

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    ^also this.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    A fair point. Driveshaft removal isn't terribly difficult or time consuming, but frequency could make it annoying.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    Your truck gon' blow up.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Was wondering where this was.... lol
     
  14. Jun 14, 2012 at 3:29 AM
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    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
     
  15. Jun 14, 2012 at 4:32 AM
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    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).
     
  16. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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  17. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    Pugga

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    Hey, pass some of that over here! Sounds like the OP might be having 2nd thoughts :laugh:
     
  18. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    doesn't it have something to do with lubricating parts? hopefully it works out for you
     
  19. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    Pugga

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    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.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    use one of these. just put in on the dolly with the rear end on, in neutral
     
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