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Old 02-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #15
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In virtually all cases where the drive wheels must turn during a tow and you have an automatic transmission you must disconnect the driveshaft in order to provent damage to the transmission. When they towed my gas driven P30 LY they had to disconect the DS as well.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by blkmagikca View Post
I The LY I had was on a Spartan chassis, and in order to tow it the tow truck operator had to disconnect the driveshaft and connect his air line to release the emergency brake. QUOTE]

Can you explain how the driveshaft gets disconnected in the DP Land Yacht. I too have AAA at a cost of $88.00 a year and the one time I called them, they couldn't pick me up. Therefore I have not had the experience you did.
Other Diesel Pusher Land Yachts had this problem or advice?
It's pretty much standard procedure to remove the driveshaft when towing an automatic. Unless it is a very short tow or it's on a roll back bed or trailer where the rear wheels are off the ground they need to pull the shaft. It only takes a few minutes. If the driver gives you a hard time call his dispatcher or your tow provider. I've never even had to ask, they just do it as part of the service. They usually just remove the u-joint bearing cap retaining straps, separate the yolk from the u-joint and pull the driveshaft out of the slip joint on the other end.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #17
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We've used Allstate's RV Roadhelp for the past 15 years. This is specific to RV needs. We've used their towing service a couple of times with a Motorhome we used to own. Very pleased with their service and response. We've also used them for flat tires, etc. when towing trailers.

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