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Offline Devin & Amy

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Tow system parts list
« on: August 28, 2006, 06:46:42 AM »
Hi all,
OK, I need a list of the parts and pieces to put together a 4-down tow system for a 2000 ford Excursion 4x4.
I will be going the driveshaft disconnect route as it seems to be the easiest to operate.
I need to learn about the braking boxes that sit in the vehicle. Do they need bus power or are they reliant only on the toad for power?
i will probably be using magnetic lites with 24v replacement bulbs in them.
any help appreciated.
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Re: Tow system parts list
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 06:55:15 AM »
Devin,

I thought the Excursion was able to be towed without driveshaft removal in the 4x4 model??

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Re: Tow system parts list
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006, 07:27:11 AM »
Nick,
The demco site has the specs for a disconnect to be required.
i think this is due to the electronic shift on the dash, which has no neutral for the transfer case.
i would rather not buy the disconnect, is anyone else towing a 4x4 with shift on the dash?
it is an Automatic, V-10, 4x4.
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Offline Nick Badame Refrig/ACC

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Re: Tow system parts list
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006, 08:16:18 AM »
Devin,

Only the GMC's and Chevy full sized SUV's are towable without all that extra work.

My GMC Yukon has a push button with nutral... My Jeep is also the same.

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Re: Tow system parts list
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 10:06:04 AM »
My 99 Tahoe has the pushbutton with neutral also.
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Devin,

Only the GMC's and Chevy full sized SUV's are towable without all that extra work.

My GMC Yukon has a push button with nutral... My Jeep is also the same.

Nick-
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