Originally Posted by blkmagikca
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.