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Tow 97 Tacoma behind RV?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by deiter74, May 21, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    deiter74

    deiter74 [OP] New Member

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    I have a 1997 Toyota Tacoma xtra cab 5 spd manual transmission that I've had for a couple years now. Great truck. Can I Tow it 4 wheels down behind my Coachmen Class C RV using a tow bar?:confused:
     
  2. May 22, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    Disconnect the drive shafts.
     
  3. May 22, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    If it's a manual and not 4x4 you'll be fine just in neutral
     
  4. May 23, 2012 at 5:34 AM
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    Which engine/transmission does it have? If its a V6 with R151, you absolutely must disconnect rear driveshaft. You must not tow with xfer case in neutral, since the oil pump is driven by the input shaft, and you cannot tow with tranny in neutral, because the counter shaft (which splashes oil around for lubrication) won't turn without the input shaft also turning.

    If its a 4-cyl, I don't know the transmission.
     
  5. May 23, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    my truck is a 4 cylinder 5 speed I've seen where some say you must tow dolly with rear wheels up some say it's ok 4 wheels down
     
  6. May 26, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    I am seeking information on the same issue. I just purchased a 2003 Taco 4x4/5speed to pull behind RV. Web site I saw said it was fine, but now am finding contradicting information, even on here. Where can I find a definitive answer about flat towing my truck. I hate to think I bought this to pull, and now I cannot. Thanks.
     
  7. May 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    Big Larry I've yet to get a definitive answer. One of the reasons I bought the 97 Tacoma 5 speed was to tow 4 wheels down. I don't want to tear it up towing it without the right info. i hate to have to purchase and then store a tow dolly.
     
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