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Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. Questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding what equipment to use to tow your Toad with are discussed here.

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A 1994 Chevy 4x4 K2500 ext cab Manual Tranny. The Owner's Manual does not address "Recreational Towing". It Does address having a Tow truck come out and hook up to it. I know some of the newer models require removal of a fuse or 2. I would think, put the trans in neutral and the transfer in neutral and ignition to off with a key in it and drive away.
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Jim, What are the tow truck instructions?
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"When your vehicle is being towed, have the ignition key off. The steering wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position, with a clamping device." Huh? on the next page it says, "If your vehicle has the four-wheel drive option and the transfer case is engaged, a dolly must be used under the rear wheels when towing from the front".
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Jim, I don't have my AAA towing books but I did look on another site. They didn't say for sure it could be flat towed. The did say it could be towed from ethier end.

If you have locking hubs place in "free wheel".

Place transfer in Netural

I would also place the transmission in Netural.

If you are going to flat tow, do not lock the steering wheel.
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If you have both a manual transmission & a manual transfer case I would say it can be flat towed. Put the transfer case in neutral ,and the transmission in neutral and put the key in the on position & give it a try. If you're not making a furrow in the ground and your steering wheel turns freely you should be good to go. You still should be able to tow with the transmission in gear, once the transfer case is in neutral the entire drive line should be free wheeling. On the other hand if you have a electro-mechnical (push button) transfer case you may not be able to tow without some sort of add on disconnect such as a Demco disconnect.
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John, GM full size electronic transfers are equipped with a neutral. You just have know how to find it.
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I would not make the assumption that it is flat towable. I had a friend who worked for a crane company in the early 90's. They bought some Chevy fleet pickups with the 5 speed overdrive manual transmission to flat tow behind some of the smaller cranes so the driver would have transpotation home. The transmissions in these trucks started failing with under 10,000 miles on them because the transmission wasn't getting proper lubrication without the input shaft turning. By the quote from the manual I would say that as long as the transfer case is in neutral you would be able to flat tow but if it's not in neutral you would need to use the dolly so the transmission doesn't get damaged.
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Have you checked this August 2006 GM Service Bulletin for Dingy Towing?

I believe it covers your truck and a number of other GM vehicles.

Link: http://www.bornfreervclub.org/bullet...towing_142.pdf
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Brad, That about covers it.
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Brad, you're the Man! That should answer it, I just gotta crawl under it and identify the transfer case. Of course it did snow last night This isn't what I thought they meant when they said "SnowBird"
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