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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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Old 11-21-2011
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I forgot to add he did have a driveshaft disconnect on his. IIRC, it was a Lariat which would have the ESOF.
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I forgot to add he did have a driveshaft disconnect on his. IIRC, it was a Lariat which would have the ESOF.
Fortunately I don't need the disconnect or the pump. Everything I can find shows that my truck with a manual 4X4 selector will tow without it. Just need to put the floor shifter in neutral and go.
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It has a manual transfer case and hubs. The owners manual specifies that electronic 4X4 are not towable but that mine is. Would not mind scaling back but the truck I have is paid for. Also my wife is not sure she is into RV'ing yet so I don't want to get in to deep just yet.
I think Bruce meant weigh your truck when he said to scale it.
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David,

What does your owners manual say about flat towing?
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Our FC towed a Dodge 4 door dually 4x4 from New Orleans to Oregon. Just a little slower on the hills. Truck weighed about 8,000 lbs. The 4runner we tow now, don't even know its there unless you look at the camera monitor.
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Our FC towed a Dodge 4 door dually 4x4 from New Orleans to Oregon. Just a little slower on the hills. Truck weighed about 8,000 lbs. The 4runner we tow now, don't even know its there unless you look at the camera monitor.
Do you need to use a drive-shaft disconnect on the 4Runner?
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The 4Runners have a manual transfer so they shouldn't, but you never know what the factory might tell you.
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The 4runner has a 5speed and manual transfer case. I put both in neutral. Its been towed about 4K miles, no problems.

The oil fill plug/oil level is above the output shaft, so I assume enough oil gets flung around to keep things lubricated.
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I am looking to set up my truck to flat tow. It is a 2004 4X4 and according to Ford and people I have spoken to it can be done. It is a 4 door longbed so it is 22'. It will just meet the 65' length law in Texas, but has anyone pulled a truck this big? Since it would be the first flat towed vehicle I have ever pulled I have some concerns. It seems alot of people pull much smaller vehicles but since I already have this truck and would prefer not to buy another vehicle. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. I am still trying to decide on the tow bar and braking system as well.
hi david i sometimes tow my 2008 superduty f250 4x4 with towbar... to get manual transfer case i had to order xlt and then add all the extra's that would have come with high end trim package... now ford doesn't sell manual transfer case for 150/250/350 ect. at all according to dealer ship close to me...anyway my truck tows good don't know its behind the bus!! of ya i used 8000lb tow bar and roadmaster even beake .. mike
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I think Bruce meant weigh your truck when he said to scale it.
Thanks I guess I misread that.
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