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Removing driveshaft for towing behind motorhome

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Wolfman, May 30, 2010.

  1. May 30, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    Wolfman

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    As I mentioned in the off topic thread a few days ago, I purchased a class "A" motorhome. According to the manual, we cannot tow our vehicles "4 down", presumably due to potential damage to the transmission. Will removing the driveshaft allow tranny fluid (manual) to leak out of the back of the tranny, and has anyone towed their Tacos 4 down with the driveshaft removed? TIA
     
  2. May 30, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    It may seem obvious, but don't forget that once the driveshaft is removed, the vehicle will be free to roll away on you. :eek:
     
  4. May 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Also, take care to mark the flanges and the drive shaft so that when it's reinstalled it was exactly how it was for balancing purposes.
     
  5. May 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Yup, I'm aware. I have dinghy towed before, but had a Jeep Cherokee at the time. With that, it was simply a matter of putting the transfer case in neutral after coupling it to the draw bar. You would have to couple the truck to the draw bar prior to removing the driveshaft.
     
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