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Towing an F-150 behind a U-haul Truck

Any recommendations for using a tow bar to tow my truck in a long distance move?

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  • eaglefly11 Jun 24, 2008

    Thanks that really helps.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    The tow haul function starts by itself



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If you're using a tow bar, make sure that the driveline(s) are disconnected and removed or tied up. If you don't disconnect the driveline(s) you really run a huge risk of transmission damage whether it's auto or manual.

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