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My friend just bought a Bounder Motorhome. He traded in his pickup and 5th wheel ....He wants to tow a small pickup but does not want to dolly or trailer one....Which of the small pickups, toyota, nissan,s-10 etc. what are his options? Is there one that can be towed 4 on the ground? Without modifications?

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ALMOST (there are ALWAYS exceptions) any four wheel drive pickup with a NEUTRAL position on the transfer case can be towed four down with the transfer case in neutral. The Owners Manual should have instructions for "recreational towing".
ALMOST (again, there are always exceptions) all TWO wheel drive pickups can NOT be towed four down without modification. Again, the Owners Manual should have instructions.
Good luck in your search.


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sunkatcher wrote:

mowermech wrote:

ALMOST (there are ALWAYS exceptions) any four wheel drive pickup with a NEUTRAL position on the transfer case can be towed four down with the transfer case in neutral. The Owners Manual should have instructions for "recreational towing".
ALMOST (again, there are always exceptions) all TWO wheel drive pickups can NOT be towed four down without modification. Again, the Owners Manual should have instructions.
Good luck in your search.


Pulled a Dodge Dakota for 3 years. Standard trans. Any standard trans can be towed.
Ron


That is just NOT true! For the Dakota, yes, according to Remco.
BUT, there are ALWAYS exceptions!
One should NEVER accept any such generality as an absolute truth!
Always check the Owners Manual or the Remco application chart!

For instance, 1990-2011 BMW, according to Remco:

"Application Notes
No formal testing..no known problems towing a 5 speed manual, 2 wheel drive, transmission.No formal testing has been done.A six speed manual should be considered non towable. Automatics, six speed manual and AWD require a trailer.
Engine:
ALL"

There ARE others!

* This post was edited 12/01/10 06:54am by mowermech *

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We tow a 2000 Dodge Dakota 4x4 with an automatic and a manual transfer case for over 70,000 mile with no problems and it tows well. Have fun


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mowermech wrote:

ALMOST (there are ALWAYS exceptions) any four wheel drive pickup with a NEUTRAL position on the transfer case can be towed four down with the transfer case in neutral. The Owners Manual should have instructions for "recreational towing".
ALMOST (again, there are always exceptions) all TWO wheel drive pickups can NOT be towed four down without modification. Again, the Owners Manual should have instructions.
Good luck in your search.


Pulled a Dodge Dakota for 3 years. Standard trans. Any standard trans can be towed.
Ron


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I towed a Toy P/Up , 5 speed, 2 WD, thousands of miles, 4 down, no problems.


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We towed our 2000 S-10 5 speed manual at least 10,000 miles with no problems & it towed great. We now have an 06 Canyon crewcab 4wd only because we wanted a little more room. It tows great but is alittle heavier.


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Check out the Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon with 4WD. I tow a 2006 Canyon with the transfer case in Neutral, transmission in Park, and key off and removed.


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