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Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135794
04/26/03 08:17 PM
04/26/03 08:17 PM
Iluvmud  Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,010
Norfolk, Virginia
My family just recently got a new RV and since we like to go up to the mountains and to the beach alot we figured my truck would be the best pick from our families vehicles (which consist of my rig and 2 minivans) and we were trying to figure out the best way to tow the truck so I would not have to drive it behind the moter home all the way there and back. Any help would be GREATLY appraicated. Thanks!


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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135795
04/26/03 09:40 PM
04/26/03 09:40 PM
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if the rv has a trailer hicth you can rent a car dolly(trailer whre the front wheels go on the trailer and the back wheels drive on the road) from like a uhaul

Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135796
04/26/03 09:45 PM
04/26/03 09:45 PM
Iluvmud  Offline OP
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Norfolk, Virginia
The RV dose have a hitch along with eletric breaks. I have heard that doe some reason it is not good to tow our trucks for over about 50 miles or so with having all of the wheels off the the round? Is this true? I guess I could disconnect the rear drive shaft and lift the front wheels with a dolly but that would get annoying constantly connecting and disconnecting the driveshat. Maybe a full size car trailer?


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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135797
04/27/03 12:56 AM
04/27/03 12:56 AM
litnin  Offline
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Dallas, GA
If you disconnect the driveshaft, towing will not be a problem. This is true of an auto... a manual can be towed in neutral with no problems and without removing driveshaft.
The problem with towing a auto with the driveshaft in place is that there is no lubercation going on in the trann as it's turning... the pump is on the front side, not the backside...


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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135798
04/27/03 01:38 AM
04/27/03 01:38 AM
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Wareagle  Offline
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Knoxville, TN
Can you put manula hubs on the rear? Back in HS, I had a scout w/ rear manul hubs for towing. I cannot remember any details though.


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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135799
04/27/03 05:10 AM
04/27/03 05:10 AM
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JasonB  Offline
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">Originally posted by Wareagle:
<strong>Can you put manula hubs on the rear? Back in HS, I had a scout w/ rear manul hubs for towing. I cannot remember any details though.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">My cousin had a Jeep Honcho with man hubs on the rear axles for some kind of extreme rock crawling stuff (don't ask...i don't remember...) but as easy as it is to pop the rear driveshaft on the Rodeo, this is the best option. Just make sure to tie up the driveshaft with a good tiedown. I can't remember who...maybe Walt Lesher? that tows his amigo around behind the RV, and he disco's the driveshaft...i think. I can't remember who had the Auto tranny.

As said...with an ATX, you MUST disco the driveshaft (four 12mm bolts i think) because the tranny (4L30E) does NOT have self lubricating internals. It relies on engine power to pump the fluid around. I found this out the hard way after having my truck eagle clawed after my wreck. Fortunatly there wasn't any damage because of the short tow distance...but it could have been catastrophic.


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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135800
04/27/03 02:03 PM
04/27/03 02:03 PM
Curtis Johnson  Offline
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Rhome, Texas , U.S.A.
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">Originally posted by Wareagle:
<strong>Can you put manula hubs on the rear? Back in HS, I had a scout w/ rear manul hubs for towing. I cannot remember any details though.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">Well, I think I'm the only one in the Isuzu community with manual hubs on the back of their Rodeo, just for this purpose. I had to custom build them onto my Isuzu Dana 44 rear axle. A lot of machining. Would be very expensive if I had to pay someone to do it for me.
I tow my Rodeo all over the place with my Motorhome. Even before I built the rear hubs I pulled it over 50,000 miles. The 5 sp trannys will hold up to being towed in neutral. But, with an AUTOMATIC you have three options: either use a trailer, put in a slip joint drive shaft disconnect (found at RV parts houses) or pull the whole rear drive shafts. In case anyones interested, if you have a flanged tranny you can pull the whole DS from under the truck and drive it in 4 HI wheel drive using just the front axels for around town trips.
You can get a tow bar from " ROADMASTER" that has a great disconnect feature for your Rodeo. I even modified my DOR Bumper to use this tow bar. Oh, and look at their braking systems for the towed vehicles. It ties in the MH brakes to the Rodeos. Makes a big difference in stopping distance.
Personnally, if you can get away with pulling a trailer, then that's the way to go. Overall combined length and overhang of the MH will be the biggest obstacle. But you can get a good size car hauling trailer for the cost of a quality towbar and brake system and you can pull any vehicle with you that will fit on the trailer. Found this out the hard way. And if you break your Rodeo on the trails or wreck it then all you have to do is get it loaded back on the trailer. A busted ring and pinion will ruin a flat tow real quick. Been there before!
CJ

<small>[ April 27, 2003, 09:20 AM: Message edited by: Curtis Johnson ]</small>


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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135801
04/28/03 02:59 AM
04/28/03 02:59 AM
madman95.5  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 78
Portland,OR
My parent used to tow mine behind their motorhome on all four tires. They had bought the roadmaster towbar that curtis talked about. Mine is a 5 speed, and we did put manual hubs on the front too. The only issue was the bigger tires made turning harder on the rig to track the corner behind the motorhome. Other than that no problems.


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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135802
04/28/03 02:24 PM
04/28/03 02:24 PM
Iluvmud  Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,010
Norfolk, Virginia
Well, I do have an auto so i guess I am either going to be disconnecting the drive shaft or getting a trailer. 89RS, if you don't mind me asking, about how much $ did your trailer project run you? And would you possible have a few pics sitting around that you want to share? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />


8 inches of lift, 33s, custom bumpers and rockbars, powertrax, T-maxx 9000, lots o lights, and some bass in the trunk

Lifted, locked, and ready to rock!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Towing a rodeo behind a RV #135803
04/29/03 05:14 AM
04/29/03 05:14 AM
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Anonymous
Unregistered

http://www.demco-products.com/Pages/fitlist.html#isuzu

Demco has some cool bolt on semi-hidden tow bars for Isuzus.

Good Luck,
Con

<small>[ April 28, 2003, 12:15 PM: Message edited by: Conman10000 ]</small>

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