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danhercules

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Trying to help my brother. He just bought a pusher. He wants to tow his 2000 Ford Expodition. It's a 2wd. Manual says not more than 50 miles and not faster than 35 I think it said.

What's the best option? Tranny pump? Buy a flatbed, dolly trailer? Help please.

Thanks in advance.


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From Remco towing website
1997 - 2002 Ford Expedition
Application Notes
A Drive Shaft Coupling will allow this vehicle to tow four on the ground. 5.4L V8 use shifter FM-19, 4.6L V8 use shifter FM-9Engine:ALL
Drivetrain:2WD
Transmission:Automatic


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I would bet he was reading the section that talked about the truck being towed by a tow truck


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Get rid of the Ford, and buy a Jeep Wrangler, Liberty, or Grand Cherokee 4X4.
No more problems!
Just my personal opinion, but I would not have any vehicle for a toad that needs modification of any kind. Especially not a Ford, given the problems that have been reported.


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Refer your Bro to Remco; they will tell him exactly what he needs to do to tow his vehicle behind the RV.


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sorry - wrong thread


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enblethen wrote:

From Remco towing website
1997 - 2002 Ford Expedition
Application Notes
A Drive Shaft Coupling will allow this vehicle to tow four on the ground. 5.4L V8 use shifter FM-19, 4.6L V8 use shifter FM-9Engine:ALL
Drivetrain:2WD
Transmission:Automatic


I saw this too. I don't know what that is and could not find it on the website.

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mowermech wrote:

Get rid of the Ford, and buy a Jeep Wrangler, Liberty, or Grand Cherokee 4X4.
No more problems!
Just my personal opinion, but I would not have any vehicle for a toad that needs modification of any kind. Especially not a Ford, given the problems that have been reported.


I would agree if he was a full timer. He will use two times a year and already has the Ford. He has 4 kids. That's total of 6 people. Needs a little room. LOL

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rr2254545 wrote:

I would bet he was reading the section that talked about the truck being towed by a tow truck


He read it to me directly. It was refurring to recreational towing.

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Posted: 03/06/12 08:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is link to Hitch Source for coupling info.
Drive shaft coupling

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