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Towing my Tacoma

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Chuckychief, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Feb 4, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    Chuckychief

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    Hello all. New to the forum with a question. I have an '04 Tacoma double cab,4x4. Can I tow it behind my motor home? Issues? Problems? Just what do I have to do?
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  2. Feb 4, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    No you cannot flat tow your tacoma will cause issues. You can get a dolly and disconnect the driveshaft or get a full trailer.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    I was told by Remco that a driveshaft disconnect was all I needed. Pull the disconnect put the tranny in park. Remco is the company that specializes in theses.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    Yes for a 2x4 that remco product is fine the trouble comes where yours is a 4x4. If you get a dolly and the remco coupling that would work but the problem of the front wheels spinning has to be solved ie the dolly
     
  5. Feb 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    If the hubs are not locked why would it matter? I towed my 89' 4runner with the manual tranny in neutral, front hubs unlocked with no problems, over 35k miles worth of towing.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    I think the 04 does not have manual hubs. That would work for a manual hub tacoma but one with auto hubs it will not.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2013 at 5:46 AM
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    Thanks to all who responded. Doug, can you tell me anymore of your experience towing? I contacted Remco and they no longer make the part, but gave me a number of someone else who does. Will call them today. How does it work? Can you disconnect and reconnect yourself?
    ANY info you can give me will be more than I have now. Thanks in advance.
    Chuck
     
  8. Feb 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    If your talking about the driveshaft disconnect thats weird because I spoke to them about a month ago for the driveshaft disconnect for my 13' and they said they could ship me one around $800. You can go to their site and see how they work. I think I would switch to manual hubs before going to a dolly they are a pain. Another idea is to install an aux tranny pump that would pump fluid in the tranny when you were traveling.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    I spoke to the people who now make the driveshaft disconnect system. They told me the Tacoma double cab is one of the most popular tow cars now. I asked what I needed and they said the just the disconnect unit, keep the transfer case in 2hi, put tranny in park and go. I also talked to a Toyota master mech and he said as long as the tranny was not being turned by the shaft and with part time 4wd in 2hi mode I should not have a problem. Going to order all parts this week and hit the road in August.
     
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