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Old 01-16-2009, 12:45   #1 (permalink)
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Mariner Towing Question

Hi. I'm new here. Found this forum thru the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum.

I just picked up an `08 Mainer leftover at a local dealer. So far I love it. I am an RV'er with a 5th Wheel trailer towed by my Ford F-450. I asked the dealer about towing a Mariner as a toad behind a Motorhome (wife and I have been toying with the idea of a MH some day). He informed me that a 2009 could be towed 4 down but through the 2008 model year they needed to be towed 2 down. He pulled out a book and looked it up to verify that info. The other day someone told me that because I have 4WD that it could not be towed 2 down either. If I ever got a MH and wanted to tow this vehicle I would have to gt a full trailer. It really is not that big of a concern as we love a 5th wheel and may never get a MH.

I thought maybe there would be a few experts here that knew for sure.
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Old 01-17-2009, 19:14   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Mariner Towing Question

Four wheel drive vehicles can be flat towed with all wheels on the ground only if the transfer case can be put into 'neutral'. Some full time single speed transfer cases, don't have this feature and will require all wheels to be on a trailer. Irregardless of the model year, if there is no neutral setting for the transfer case it's flat tow only. If neutral does exist, then you can easily put the vehicle in park and move the transfer case to neutral. The vehicle should roll on its own without worry about burning up the transmission.

The owners manual should inform you about flat towing and if it's allowed with the AWD (4x4) drive system.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:16   #3 (permalink)
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