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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2006, 06:10:14 PM »

REMCO is the company that said I couldn't tow the S-10 without one of their disconnects. I can and did. As far as the power draw with the ignition switch on, I pulled a couple of fuses and that fixed that problem. It also shut off the odometer. Wink

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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2006, 09:05:21 AM »

Jerry,

Yes, 4 down is the easiest and quickest way to tow.

No hassels with storing a trailer or dolly...

If you have to back up its quick to release and connect a roadmaster or blue ox tow bar.

I have been in some situations, and was able to backup with the jeep a few feet. enough to be able to complete a turn.

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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2006, 10:20:42 AM »

i found it best to have someone in my Tahoe at the steering wheel when I had to back up any distance. The steering wheel is of course always unlocked for towing. With the engine running she could maintain the wheel in the straight ahead (back) position and I could back up several feet, even make a slight curve without any problem. Just nothing fancy.
I many times found myself in the position at a Flying J to have to park behind a truck and then have to back straight out when I wanted to leave. I never had to uncouple to get out of this situation.
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Jerry,

Yes, 4 down is the easiest and quickest way to tow.

No hassels with storing a trailer or dolly...

If you have to back up its quick to release and connect a roadmaster or blue ox tow bar.

I have been in some situations, and was able to backup with the jeep a few feet. enough to be able to complete a turn.

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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2006, 08:59:16 PM »

I looked for the file with no luck but I'll try to see if i could give you an idea from memory.  I have an Oddysey I wanted to tow it and you'res may be different now.  I did not see the pilot on the round up on towing world but the CR-v was there.

to recirculate was to start the engine then put in drive for 4 minutes min. then put in to neutral, do not go past neutral to reverse even slightly, if you do go back to drive and start again, and then let it sit in neutral for 2 minute sand shut the engine off leaving the key in acc position. 

again from a bad memory

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2006, 06:07:20 PM »

Ok, revisiting the towing the Element thing.

If not "flat tow", what about a tow unit for the front wheels only?
http://www.demco-products.com/Pages/rv.html#Anchor-Tow-It-61748
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I think this thing has a tongue weight of about 100#. 

Any pro's, con's, etc.  I do understand the comment before about "where to put" a trailer once 'there".
And the big one of the tongue weight on the rear of the bus.

100# sounds fine, but still need to find a home for "it".  Aside from that, any other thoughts?

I like the idea of not having to do much or anything to my car.  In fact, could easily take wife's Honda if we desired.

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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2006, 06:46:06 PM »

darrenayres The reason Remco told you not to tow the S-10 5 speed is the output shaft bearing is not lubricated properly when towing in neutral. This is not to say you will have a problem, they just dont want it on their head if you do. I personaly think towing with all 4 wheels down is the best way to go. 
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