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towing my Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yumacpl, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    yumacpl

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    we are thinking about buying a motorhome and would like to tow my Tacoma
    07, ACC Cab, 4X4, Auto 5 speed ECT, TRD Off Road, V6 Towing package
    I have asked here in town and was told I would not be able to unless I put the Tacoma on a trailer, I really dont want to do that
    any one have any experience with this issue
     
  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    you can put the truck in neutral and the 4*4 in neutral and tow it. It is not as good a solution as on the trailer, but my granddad did his 4*4 rocky like that for 10 years no real issues. He said the car was a throw away anyhow, so every year it made it, was more money in his pocket.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    I've seen a few 1st gens with RV hookup but I'm not sure on a 2nd gen. Also if its possible to put the 4x4 in neutral you shouldnt have to put the tranny in neutral
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    There is no "N" for the Front diff in a Taco.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    Just went out and looked, and you are correct. So with this I would not advise towing this without it being on a trailer.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Only way you SHOULD do it without a trailer is to drop the driveshafts.
    Don't do it any other way.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Just cuz it doesnt have a neutral 4x4 option doesnt mean it cant be towed. My mom has an 07 Explorer 4x4. Theres a kit made by ford called the "Neutral Tow Kit" which inables it to be towed by an RV. Maybe there's somethin like this for tacos?
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Well you can also flip it upside down and tow it on skateboards. You still shouldn't.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    My moms doesnt have it so we just bought a Jeep :D
    I think it would be a good investment on Toyotas part to make something of the like
     
  10. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    I was thinking hook-ups, but only cause I like the graphics. :eek:
     
  11. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    Not a vehicle a kit like Fords
     
  12. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    They do, it's just called a FJ Cruiser tow kit. It retails for ~$38,000. :rimshot:
     
  13. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    :eek: I will stick with the $18k Jeep :D Besides, Idk if the FJ's can be towed
     
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    I have the kit.
    The kit consists of a 14mm socket, a 14mm combination wrench and an unlubricated condom.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    I'm not into that kinky shit :cool:
     
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    FJ's can be towed?
     
  17. Jul 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Just like the Jeep put the transfer case in N but leave the tranny in P
     
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    I do not think the Tacoma auto trans has a rear pump, which means that it can't be towed any significant distance with the rear tires on the ground. You will destroy the transmission.

    And without locking hubs, the front axles will turn...will that turn the front drive shaft? Or does ADD take care of that?
     
  19. Jul 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    would a drive train disconnect work, or what ever you call them, I know Rv people do this for cars when towing
    tried going to our drive train people here in town but they are gone for a month on vacation
    SouthWest Drive Train
    Yuma,az
     
  20. Jul 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Since you are insistent on flat towing a truck the owers manual explicity says to not flat tow..... It "could" work, but

    1) I don't think there's one available for the Tacoma
    2) They are fuck expensive. For the price you can damn near buy a used trailer.
    3) You can accomplish the same thing (stop the transmission from moving) by disconnecting the driveshafts from the axles. It's 4 14 MM bolts on each end...not very tricky shit.
     
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