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Old 03-24-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Towed question

I'm new to the towing behind a Class A thing and I have a quick question. Does towing behind the RV rack up miles on the Towed vehicle's odometer while it is being towed? I will be towing a Ford Edge if that helps. Thanks, looking forward to traveling in a Class A this season!
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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just a note, it's referred to as a "Toad" or dinghy towing, like on boats.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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Told you I was new to this. Thanks for the info on it being called a toad!
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Col- man. Your odometer is connected to your tranny. You tow with tranny in neutral on your TOAD. Therefore tranny does not turn. So therefore you WILL NOT put miles on your vehicle.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #5
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if the toad has electric speedo then no it will not add mileage to the speedo
but keep in mind it still puts wear and tear on the tires and if it isnt a 4 wheel drive or standard shift to put the trans in neutral yjen you will need a driveshaft disconnect

also you should have something to engage the brakes in the toad for added safety as well as applying the brake lights to the toad

I know some of this because my parents have 40 footer diesel pusher and have helped my father out of an electrical jamb he paid someone $500 to do it and they made a mess of it and had to straighten the wiring out
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Good point sherdep. If it's 4x4 you need to put transfer case into Netural. Most owners manuals have (how to tow with wheels down). Even my 2500 dodge ram has it.
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Good point sherdep. If it's 4x4 you need to put transfer case into Netural. Most owners manuals have (how to tow with wheels down). Even my 2500 dodge ram has it.
Thanks - it helps to have someone (My Father) that has gone thru this and I asked a bunch of questions cause knowledge is power and besides the fact that if I ever decide to upgrade to a Motorhome I will already be one step ahead.
If not I would have to find a good forum like the one we are memebers of and ask questions just like the OP has - and it looks like he got some good help here to
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I Don't know but my TOAD gets great gas mileage!!
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I must have been doing something wrong all these years. I pushed my MH with a VW Jetta. Terrible gas mileage and several engines later.
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We are pulling a ford edge with our Georgetown and it is just great. We have a even break to help on breaking and the only problem was the even break pulled our car batteries down. The solution was to stop (which we had to do anyway) every 200 or 250 miles and run the car engine. This was was on a 6500 mile trip to the west coast and up across to the Glacier national park and down. It was a great trip and we bought a portable battery charger to case we forgot to stop. The restrictions for the edge was 65miles per hour which we didn't have aproblem with because we like to smell the Roses.
We love the Ford Edge.
Ron and Carolyn
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