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Old 01-11-2017, 04:41 AM   #11
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:17 PM   #12
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:39 PM   #13
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:17 PM   #14
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:16 PM   #15
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:14 AM   #16
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This is an old thread, but I have a question for you seasoned flat-4 toads:

Have you ever heard of needing to run the vehicle for every ___ hours of being towed? My in-laws have a honda AWD suv that they claim requires them to stop after so many hours of being towed, started, ran in reverse for ___ min ran in 1st ___ min and so on before they can resume their trip...

I've never heard anyone say this about flat towing and was just curious if anyone else has and if so what is the purpose of the process?

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Old 03-08-2017, 07:54 AM   #17
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This is an old thread, but I have a question for you seasoned flat-4 toads:

Have you ever heard of needing to run the vehicle for every ___ hours of being towed? My in-laws have a honda AWD suv that they claim requires them to stop after so many hours of being towed, started, ran in reverse for ___ min ran in 1st ___ min and so on before they can resume their trip...

I've never heard anyone say this about flat towing and was just curious if anyone else has and if so what is the purpose of the process?

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My AWD Explorer has a "routine" also, you run the engine for 5 minutes at the start of your day, then at the end of that 5 minutes you shift it into reverse, then neutral, then drive (pausing a few seconds in each) before returning it to neutral and shutting engine off (with it in neutral of course). This circulates fluid everywhere since the transmission pump isn't running while towing because the engine is not on. Maximum towed speed is 65 mph, and every 6 hours of towing you are to stop and repeat the routine if your driving day is not complete.

Pretty easy and apparently works, transmission still works flawlessly.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:24 AM   #18
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I went with the dolly, I have 2 cars I can tow with it, It's a breeze to load and unload the car, the dolly has a wheel at the hitch so very easy to move around at the campground. I have a lot more options for what I can tow. It works well for me. Good luck in your quest!
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:55 PM   #19
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Thanks for your input. As we have a quattro audi we tow in an enclosed car hauler, I'd never heard of anything like that before. They have a new 24' Thor (I believe) with a Ford transit cab with the small 3.x powerstroke diesel. They were telling about not getting much over 60mph and having to stop ever-so-often and it struck me as odd!
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I assume the requirement to start the toad engine and let it run for a bit every few hours may have something to do with re circulating the auto tranny oil. Maybe also to charge the toad battery, also I doubt that one. Having never towed an automatic or any vehicle that required such procedure, take all that with a grain of salt. I prefer the manual trannys that you just put in neutral and go.
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