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Old 8/29/18, 12:55 AM
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I have a motorhome and have thought about pulling my 2019 Mustang 4 wheel down. I have been told about drive shaft disconnects. I have a worry about the torque and horse power my 2019 GT will have. It can't be towed with a dolly and a flatbed trailer will be to awkward. I would love to tow it because I am retired and travel a couple months in the summer and go south for 3-4 months in the winter. I sure would appreciate any help with this. Has anyone tried something like this?
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Old 8/29/18, 10:39 AM
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Thoughts

Auto tranny would need the drive shaft disconnect.
Manual maybe can be towed without disconnect, but it will put stress on the rear of the tranny (bearings & seals).
Even this is really not for long distance (a couple hundred miles max).
I wouldn't really recommending towing any new vehicle. The stuff that get thrown back at the car (being so close) can really damage the paint.
Flat bed also adds weight to the tow equation.
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Old 8/29/18, 01:11 PM
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Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels

Emergency TowingWARNINGIf your vehicle has a steering wheel lock make sure the ignition is in the accessory or on position when being towed.
You can flat-tow (all wheels on the ground, regardless of the powertrain or transmission configuration) your disabled vehicle (without access to wheel dollies or vehicle transport trailer) under the following conditions:
  • Your vehicle is facing forward so you tow it in a forward direction.
  • You shift into neutral (N). If you cannot shift into neutral (N), you may need to override the gearshift lever.See Manual Transmission.
  • Maximum speed is 35 mph (56 km/h).
  • Maximum distance is 50 mi (80 km).
Recreational TowingNote: Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle. See Manual Climate Control. Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational (RV) towing. An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. These guidelines are to make sure you do not damage the transmission during towing.Do not tow your vehicle with any wheels on the ground, as vehicle or transmission damage may occur. It is required to recreational tow your vehicle with all four wheels off the ground, for example when using a vehicle transport trailer. Otherwise, you cannot tow your vehicle.

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Old 8/29/18, 07:46 PM
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Unfortunately I think disconnecting the driveshaft is the only practical solution . . . and it really isn't very practical. Maybe some really good fabricator could make up some kind of "quick disconnect" but I can't think of how that would work right off.
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Sounds like you need a different motorhome

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Old 8/29/18, 11:32 PM
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Unfortunately I think disconnecting the driveshaft is the only practical solution . . . and it really isn't very practical. Maybe some really good fabricator could make up some kind of "quick disconnect" but I can't think of how that would work right off.
Drive Shaft Disconnect by Superior Driveline makes them and there is a dealer right here in Des Moines, Iowa, just a couple miles away. Thanks for your input.




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Nice try, but I have one already and the car and the RV are both a light blue.
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Thank for your input. I already flat tow my wifes 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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Thanks for your input. Drive Shaft Disconnect by Superior Driveline makes them and there is a dealer right here in Des Moines, Iowa, just a couple miles away. Thanks for your input. I would have to put a shield on the setup.
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There are disconnect kits and a dealer is near me. I have a worry that the disconnect might not be able to handle the 460hp and the extra torque. I only hoped that I could tow it because I am a Snowbird/winter Texan. Thanks
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YES! Thought about one of these, then I laughed about it, and now I have forgotten about it. Thanks though
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