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Old 05-11-2018, 11:03 AM
Ramshaw Ramshaw is offline
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Default Tow behind rv

First time on forum, computer challenged. I am thinking about purchasing a used Ranger 4x4 (automatic) to tow behind my RV for daily running. What do I need to do so that I don't tear up the transmission? I will be flat towing the truck, not using a trailer.

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Old 05-12-2018, 05:50 AM
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Default Re: Tow behind rv

the truck would need to be in neutral for towing, which is why most flat tow vehicles are manuals
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:27 AM
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I would think that putting it in neutral would be ok. Not 100% sure.

Manual transfer case or electronic?
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:44 AM
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I would think that putting it in neutral would be ok. Not 100% sure.

Manual transfer case or electronic?
unless it's pretty pre 94 if it's an auto it'll have an electronic transfer case
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:03 AM
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It is advisable to disconnect the rear driveshaft and as for the front, I would think the shaft that is linking the front axle to the transfer case should be disconnected.
It's a PIA.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:44 PM
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Have not purchased a Ranger yet, still trying to find out more info on towing. Thinking about 2009 - 2011.
I was looking at iRV2 site and they said a 2010 4x4, auto would require a NKT plug (not really sure what that is, still searching), it will plug into a small wire harness under dashboard next to steering column, then a ford dealership would need to re-flash the truck. I have tried to reach the person who did it with his truck for flat towing, no luck yet.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Tow behind rv

go to ford I think they still have a kit to put your transfer case in neutral for towing
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:36 PM
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Thanks, I will check with Ford.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: Tow behind rv

Have the kit on my Ranger, requires re-programming with an NGS

Neutral Tow Kit

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