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Old 11-16-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Red face How to convert for towing?

Haven't started towing yet, but it may become just a matter of time.

Given our MH is a Georgetown with the Ford V-10, the quickest towing solution would be to have a dolley, and drive whatever onto the dolley. This would accomodate a variety of towed vehicles, and the towed vehicle needs no modification which could be expensive, if/when you sell the vehicle. I would assume the dolley should have it's own brakes, and I assume they connect and are triggered somehow by the MH. Are there that many different manufacturers and ways to connect?

The other option is to flat tow.......but to me that opens way too many questions. If the towed vehicle is automatic (as many cars are)....

1) How do you deal with the fact that the transmission is usually locked in Park when not being driven?
2) Do you have to leave the keys in the ignition with the electrical system "alive" to be in neutral? What about the battery then?
3) How do you guarantee the steering is aimed straight to follow the MH for towing?
4) Is there some way, and is it suggested, to disconnect the speedometer/odometer so the towed mileage does not register? Afterall, this mileage is not needed for calculating service intervals ie. oil changes and oil filter etc.

If a professional location does make all these things happen, can anyone tell me an approximate cost for this kind of work?

I many questions!

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Old 11-16-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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I don't want to be negative, or make you mad, but the subject has been covered many times on here. Search for toad, flat tow, Dolley, etc. Pro's and Con's have been discussed, options, vehicles, etc. If you still have questions after searching the other post, bring them back.
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