After making the mistake of buying a vehicle that can’t be flat towed, I wanted to create a page that will list flat tow vehicles to help others avoid the same “stupid tax”. It will be updated over time if I find better sources, so if you have suggestions, feel free to contact me or leave a comment for this article.
If you don’t see your vehicle on any of the following lists, but your vehicle is either
- A Front wheel drive manual transmission
- Four wheel drive with a manual transmission, manual transfer case, and manual lock out hubs
it can likely be towed safely 4 down.
However, you will still want to check your owner’s manual and/or your manufacturer to make sure it will be safe. The biggest risk with towing 4 down on a vehicle that is not meant to be towed that way is burning up the transmission.
If you find out your vehicle cannot be towed 4 down as it is, all is not lost. Remco makes two aftermarket options to get your vehicle on the road
If you go with one of the two, I would go with the driveshaft disconnect. It is not perfect (it requires greasing it up a few times a year), but it is a much more reliable solution in the long run.
The first place I would go to list flat tow vehicles would be Remco. Remco’s website has a searchable database that will tell you whether or not your vehicle is towable as-is, needs a lube pump, or if you need a dolly/trailer.
If you don’t see your vehicle on this list or you want to double-check another source for whether or not your vehicle can be flat towed, read on.
List Flat Tow Vehicles
The best list of motorhome dinghy vehicles I’ve found can be seen in motorhome.com’s yearly pdf publications. They contain additional tips beyond the list (and of course some ads to sift through as well).
The best thing about these guides is many of them not only tell you what can be towed, they tell you what steps need to be taken to put your vehicle in “tow mode”. Here’s the list by year: