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Old Yesterday, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Towing a Chevy Tracker AWD ?

My brother is on his way up from Maryland, driving his 36' RV
He is bringing his Tow dolly to take Mom's Chevy tracker back to Maryland
Original plan was to flat bed it & I was supposed to PU the trailer today w/F150
But rental Co wanted to see his RV before they would rent the trailer
So he's just bringing the Tow Dolly
He tows his Reg car behind his RV all the time
I know he's towed other cars & his friends have RV's & they tow

Just trying to cover our bases & not damage the Tracker
I need to go & check to see what year it is, pretty sure its AWD
Seems you want to tow it with rear wheels on the dolly ?
Stop every 200 miles & run the engine
Any info appreciated, will update later after finding out the year
2005 Red F150 Triton 4.6 XLT 3.55gears 4x4 Flareside 35k miles, 265/70R17 BFG AT
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I believe he's going to need to tow it wheels down with the transfer case in neutral:
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Only the 4WD drive Tracker is recommended for flat towing, not the 2WD.

It is my understanding that only the 4 wheel drive Trackers are flat towable without modification. The instructions in the owner's manual on 4 wheel drive vehicles specifies that the transfer case be placed in neutral, transmission in park and the steering wheel unlocked. It also specifies that the engine should be started every 200 miles and run for as few minutes with the transmission in drive. Having the 4 wheel drive transfer case is the key feature. Placing it in neutral effectively disconnects the wheels from the drive train.
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Towing a Chevy.... It happens. When you need to tow a Chevy, get a Ford.
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