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Old 07-30-2019, 05:23 PM   #1
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Can a mini winni be towed 4 wheels down?

I know its usually can you tow a car behind ... but in this case my neighbor just bought a 2001 mini winni that has a blown motor and her boyfriend is planning on towing it home about 40 miles with his dodge pick up. Im just concerned she is going to end up doing some damage to the driveline. Anyone know?

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Old 07-30-2019, 06:07 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:55 PM   #3
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You need to make sure the Dodge P/U is capable of towing the weight of the mini winnie??. also Brake hook up for the towed vehicle..safety should be your # 1 priority.. and yes disc driveshaft...maybe better to have a regular tow company move it.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:43 PM   #4
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You need to make sure the Dodge P/U is capable of towing the weight of the mini winnie??. also Brake hook up for the towed vehicle..safety should be your # 1 priority.. and yes disc driveshaft...maybe better to have a regular tow company move it.

I second what Reniram said. There are just too many things that can go wrong with towing it with another vehicle.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:47 AM   #5
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Often we see concerns about getting things like this moving, but the real problem is how we may need to get them stopped! RV tend to be much heavier than pickups and that makes them very prone to pushing the pickup.
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Years ago I saw the local mechanic towing a school bus with his pickup (going about 35-40 miles an hour) using a chain, and the bus driver was in the bus to work the brakes. It worked and they got the bus to the shop but that doesn't mean that its a smart way to move the bus. Hopefully that's not how the boyfriend is planning to tow the camper...
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Better to hire a tow company to do this as a pickup truck is too light to make this safe. The tow company will likely disconnect the drive shaft and secure it or may use a low flatbed trailer instead of towing it.
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Just hire a competent tow company. Your insurance agent and carrier would cringe and probably drop you like a hot potato if they knew or if they have to settle a claim for this bad idea.
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