So how do you tow a 60?

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I am going to pick up my 1985 fj60 I just bought. I plan to flat tow it for about 5 hours on the highway. (in a month I plan to tow it this way also cross country.) I have towed a offroad jeep for hours and hours. But it was a auto. Never messed with a 5speed and I know this is lame, but what is the best way to FLAT TOW a 5speed. Also, do you need to take the driveshafts out. We never did. Just want to make sure I don't take out both my vehicles in on try hahaha.
 
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Flat towing something that heavy is a bit dodgy. Might consider a dolly. You don't really NEED to pull the driveshafts, just keep the tranny and xfer in neutral. Also make sure the steering wheel lock is unlocked.
 

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wingysataday said:
get a dolly. You don't even wanna mess with flat towing with somethin that heavy!

just tried flat towing my 60 DONT USE A CHAIN ON BAR made it 10 mile before I turned around and gave up WAY to heavy even with a Ford F350 get a dolly for sure ...BUT you want the x-fer in netrual and the trans in like 2nd this keep the trans from turning with the xfer from friction ....good luck
 
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Towing with a expedition. How heavy are they??? Anyway, drove a as long way, hooked it up, started to go ... it was in n in both cases and ignition turn on to unlock the wheel and they kepts trying to go left and locking. Pissed me off and I had to leave it there. SUCKS....I need to get this truck some how. WV to VA, about 300 miles. Frustraited and guess I need to rent a full trailer? Wouldn;t I still have the same problem with a dolly?
 

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Make sure to turn the front hubs to "free" so that the front driveshaft is disconnected. Keep everything in neutral and drive slowly. I would say no faster than 65mph.

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I did that too.....still kept trying to turn and lock. I have towed a jeep for so many miles it's not even funny and that was about 4800lbs. I am so confused as to why this kep happening.
 
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By the way, if you are in WV and might be able to help I will pay good money...I want to get this truck here asap so I have started looking into haulers.
 
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