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Old 01-21-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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Questions from an almost new owner

We have ordered our first 378TS for delivery in late spring. Any hints on how to reach the back of the deep storage area under kitchen counter? Also about towing: some say you cant tow a car with automatic, must have manual transmission. Is that true? Thanks

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Old 01-21-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new rig. I'm sure you'll spend a lot of time here getting information about it, and the people here are very helpful. Just looking at the floorplan for your model, I'm guessing you are talking about the space to the right of the stove. Some places in different models are better left untouched!

As far as towing............I won't even attempt to touch this one. There have been soooooooo many threads about towing, you'll have to do some searching on your own. Just start looking into past posts by using the search engine in here. There are no simple answers to this toipic.


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Old 01-21-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
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Welcome-check out Motorhome Magazine website for towable cars-lots of good info there.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:49 AM   #4
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Go to Application Charts | Remco Towing and you can check and see what vehicles can be towed 4 wheels down.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:14 AM   #5
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as far the cabinets we use large pull out plastic tubs and put stuff in the back that isn't used to often.
as for the car most all chevy cars can be towed flat ( four w2heels on the ground) Malibu, Cruze, etc. and there are a lot of other ones out there.
Oh Congradulations on your New Purchase.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
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We bought a Honda CRV for towing 4 wheels down with no alterations and you don't even know it's there. Really glad the rear view camera lets us know we are being closely followed.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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Congrats on your new Georgetown and to the forums. We flat tow a 2004 Grand AM, no problems. It really depends on the vehicle you wish to tow. Some can and some can't be flat towed.

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Old 01-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #8
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The problem with some cars with automatic transmissions is the driveshafts are turning the internal components of the transmission but because the engine isn't running neither is the pump which circulates the fluid to cool and lubricate the parts resulting in a transmission with a limited life expectancy. Some cars do not have this issue, for those that do they make quick disconnects for the driveshafts. Check with the manufacturer of the car you will be towing.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #9
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We also have a 378 model and yes, its a ways back in the bottom cabinet. We just store items that we don't use all the time back there. As far as towing an automatic, most american cars can ge towed. We towed a saturn and now a Ford escape. The saturn we had to pull one fuse and leave it in neutral (Grandaughter has it now in college). the Ford has to be left in neutral and the auto trans fluid reduced to a marked level in the add part of the dip stick. It also has to be started once every 500 miles and run thru the gears. The above mentioned web is a good place to start. I do know some cars made overseas cannot be towed with automatics.

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Old 01-22-2011, 11:10 AM   #10
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Thanks to all for your answers

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