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Towing Tacoma behind RV

Discussion in 'Towing' started by iwhitt, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    iwhitt

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    Read all the information about towing with a Tacoma. Great information, but my question is whether a Tacoma can safely be towed with all four wheels on the ground behind an RV. I have an '04, V-6, w/ 4WD and an Auto trans.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Zac808

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    I don't think so. Has to do with the transmission still moving and nothing being lubed. I think...............
     
  3. Oct 22, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    theredofshaw

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    my manual says not to use it as a tow vehicle unless on a flat trailer
     
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    Are there any modifications that can be performed to allow a 99 Toy SR5 4x4 w/Auto Trans to be towed behind a motorhome? I'll assume that putting the transfer case in neutral is not sufficient?
     
  5. May 8, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    You cannot tow your taco with an auto tranny. If you do so you will do severe damage to the transmission. There are some vehicles with automatics you can tow but they have a special set up to do so, a Taco isn’t one of them. You have 3 choices - 1) tow it on a trailer. 2) disconnect your drive shaft to your rear wheels when towing which would be a major hassle 3) buy a vehicle that is set up to be towed.
     
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    Pull the driveshaft.
     
  7. May 10, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    surely theres a company out there that makes a driveshaft quick disconnect for this application..
     
  8. May 10, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    I don't think a driveshaft is something you would want a quick disconnect on
     
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  9. May 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    I agree completely, but I'm sure there is something out there. I see RVs pulling full size half ton trucks on the ground all the time.. (and most if not all of those are automatics)
     
  10. May 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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