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4 Wheels Down Towing

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Towing 4 wheels down is the preferred towing method.
In my opinion any vehicle that does not require an additional driveline device is recommended.

We have been installing tow systems for nearly 25 years. In the beginning the choices were very limited. If you wanted to tow 4 wheels down, the choice was either a Honda or something with a manual transmission. Now there are many more choices.
There are also some driveline devices that can be added to make nearly any vehicle towable.
Remco manufacturing makes several devices that enable some vehicles to be towed that otherwise cannot be towed.
They offer a lube pump system that will lubricate the transmission form an electrical pump during towing.
These will work on front wheel drive vehicles and some 4 wheel drive vehicles. This is not a method I prefer.
There are a variety of potential problems with this system due to the complex use of electronics. They also have an axle lock
which mechanically unlocks a front wheel drive axle to release the transmission from turning.
The 3rd product they offer is a driveshaft release system to mechanically disconnect a driveshaft of a rear wheel drive vehicle.
All these systems require additional expense and operating difficulties compared to using a vehicle that does not require them.
When I search for my personal vehicle to tow, I look for a vehicle that can be towed without any additional devices.
There are several cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles with automatic transmissions that are now capable of being towed without additional driveline devices.

To tow your vehicle, you will need a tow bar, base plates, some type of rear lights and most likely a braking system.
There are a variety of tow bars and base plates on the market.
We deal with Blue Ox, Demco, and Roadmaster. My favorite is Blue Ox.
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