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Old 08-10-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
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AWD Subaru vehicles with manual transmission can be towed with all four wheels on the ground and the transmission in neutral. AWD Subaru vehicles with automatic transmission can only be towed with all four wheels OFF of the ground. Therefore, if you are interested in towing a Subaru behind your motorhome, we would suggest purchasing a manual transmission Subaru.

That is a quote from www.subaru.com. My question is, has anyone here actually done it? I have a manual transmission but am some what concerned that if I tow it and something goes wrong they will blame it on the fact that I have mods.
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:53 AM   #2
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This won't help but a guy towed his manual wrx and forgot to take it out of gear, and destroyed his engine and tranny, costed him over 10K in repairs.
So I don't think it will be a problem with the car in neutral, good luck
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:14 PM   #3
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You should be fine but if you are really worried and want to reduce the wear on the car you will need a flatbed trailer.
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Old 08-12-2003, 03:24 PM   #4
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The 4WD guys that tow their rigs to trail runs and whatnot typically unbolt their rear driveshaft, and unlock their front hubs, so that the tranny isn't spinning while the vehicle isn't bieng towed. Basically, you could do the same thing, and remove the front axles and disconnect/remove the rear driveshaft, if you were so inclined. But that's a heck of a lot of work if you're not just towing it cross country.
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Old 08-12-2003, 06:22 PM   #5
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Find someone to drive the RV. Or get a trailer... I don't supose a cheap used trailer can be too much. Besides you'd look more like a pro.
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Old 08-13-2003, 09:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.


I found someone who uses a WRX as a "toad" behind his rv. He seems to not have any issues. The only problem I have now with towing is that to do it right I need base plates added. These will protrude slightly from the grill so the towbar can hook up. Another 50lbs forward of the wheels should really help the understeer


Since I like to do track days (the reason I am towing), I dont think I'll go this route. A trailer it is for me.
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Old 08-13-2003, 08:46 PM   #7
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Find someone to drive the RV. Or get a trailer... I don't supose a cheap used trailer can be too much. Besides you'd look more like a pro.
a halfway decent flatbed trailer can be bought for about $2000-$3000 new, used is far less.
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good choice...get the trailor and save your tranny and diffs!
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