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Old 06-01-2012, 08:35 AM
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Clarify this please... do you disconnect the battery so the truck isn't "on" when you have the key turned?
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Yup.

However, IIRC my steering stays unlocked with only the key inserted once you turn it on and off... so I will have to check that.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:16 AM
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Yup.

However, IIRC my steering stays unlocked with only the key inserted once you turn it on and off... so I will have to check that.
My column is locked even with it in the slot. It seems to be unlocked until you crank the wheel a little and then it locks. I hear the lock click open in acc.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:13 AM
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Yah the battery thing is just my brain saying "beware of Murphy....". Besides any current drain that might be there.
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Another option for you Bill

I wish we got a better picture but when I saw this on I70 on Sunday I was

What you can't see is that in between the truck's bumper and the hood of the car being towed is just an old tire (unmounted of course) for 'cushioning'. Holding everything together from what I could tell was just yellow tow straps wrapped around the bumpers of both vehicles...We passed him on the flyover from I225 to I70...I'll give him credit for only doing 55mph while towing

Full disclosure...I don't know if the driver disconnected the battery but he definitely didn't have any tow brake lights on the car

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:34 PM
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that's impressive...


Ok what about this setup? http://denver.craigslist.org/rvs/3042860709.html
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I towed my 40 and 60 for years all over the country flat towing. When I started towing my 60, I had the steering column lock broken off so I could tow without the iginition turned on. I always used a braking system in my towed car as it really helped in stopping distance. As for the law, as one person said, if the truck has the capacity to tow you do not need the braking system. Wrong, if you pull a trailer within the truck limits, many trailers has brake systems on them, there is a reason. Check the state law.
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Another question about flat towing for everyone out there. Since I do not have a Toyota at this time I am looking into a Taco (new and automatic). But I need to flat tow it behind our camper. Has anyone used the driveshaft disconnect so it can be towed, and would it be strong enough for off-roading? Not hard core. I am not getting good answers from the internet.
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that's impressive...


Ok what about this setup? http://denver.craigslist.org/rvs/3042860709.html
He wants an impressive amount for that redneck toyhauler. It must be absolutely pristine inside...
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Another question about flat towing for everyone out there. Since I do not have a Toyota at this time I am looking into a Taco (new and automatic). But I need to flat tow it behind our camper. Has anyone used the driveshaft disconnect so it can be towed, and would it be strong enough for off-roading? Not hard core. I am not getting good answers from the internet.
Dunno, I expect most simply remove the driveshaft and tie it up.

My runner has lockouts and a full floater in the rear so that makes life easy.
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