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Old 05-02-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Question Remco Decoupler

Has anyone out there had any experience with the Remco decoupler? We have a 2006 Ford F150 4x4 electronic shift on the fly so we can't tow four on the road. We heard about the decoupler and wondered what everyone thought. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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Has anyone out there had any experience with the Remco decoupler? We have a 2006 Ford F150 4x4 electronic shift on the fly so we can't tow four on the road. We heard about the decoupler and wondered what everyone thought. Any thoughts appreciated.
What is the towing capacity on your Forester? The F150 4x4 looks to me like it's weighing in at around 5000#, and in my opinion I wouldn't recommend using it for a toad but would be looking for something lighter weight that could be towed 4-down. Personally I don't like to go much over about 3800# on a toad with my rig and I'm drving a 37' motorhome with 5000# capacity.
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Thanks for the info. Our F150 weighs right around 5100#. The Forester is a 23', E450.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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I think the F150 is too heavy to tow. that's my opinion. What the decouple does is allow you to access the "Neutral" position in the transfer case, so the transmission won't spin when the wheels are rolling. The neutral position is there, it's just that Ford and others made their electronic shift motors go by it, and left the operator without the "neutral" access. You could also look in to converting the truck to "manual" shift 4x4, which would put a gear stick through the floor to the transfer case. Then you could access "Neutral" on the transfer case with the stick. Good Luck.
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In my Chevy I push the 2HI and 4LO buttons (while the tranny is in neutral) at the same time and that switche the transfer case to NEUTRAL.
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All the Fords I have seen lately have a rotary knob for the 4x4. Can't be in 2 positions at once. You can remove the bolts holding the shift motor to the transfer case and switch to neutral with a pair of pliers. Even has the positions stamped in the case. An no, you don't loose any fluid, there is a seal on the shaft.
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