94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby underhill [OP] » January 10th 2021, 11:17pm

My '94 simply won't pass e-check and I don't want to throw more money at it, so it's becoming my farm vehicle.

It is the original 'analog' AWD. Can I tow it on the rear wheels on a dolly with my F250?
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby Rod's Trucks » January 10th 2021, 11:26pm

Just remove the rear drive shaft ( 4 bolts) . Then it is not an issue to tow it any place with the front wheels on a dolly.
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby underhill [OP] » January 10th 2021, 11:37pm

Rod's Trucks wrote:Just remove the rear drive shaft ( 4 bolts) . Then it is not an issue to tow it any place with the front wheels on a dolly.
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Thanks for the tip, that might be a bit more than I can handle in the parking lot where it is... unless that's very simple... I do have tools... I guess I might just rent a flat bed hauler instead of a dolly.
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby tungtide » January 11th 2021, 12:01am

At least have a look underneath if it’s not all rusted up it’s just a few bolt/nuts at the differential. Then drive line slips out. I should have said u joint.
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby AstroWill » January 11th 2021, 12:21am

Bring a piece of cardboard to lay on, if they aren't rusted like crazy they should come out pretty easy. Don't forget to tape your caps on and bring some wire or something to tie the driveshaft to the exhaust/body/whatever.
If you are renting a u-haul, make sure it's wide enough or you might have to use skinny spare tires up front :)
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby underhill [OP] » January 11th 2021, 1:13am

Thanks so much for the advice!
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby astroracer » January 11th 2021, 1:42am

Like was stated, wire the driveshaft up to an exhaust hanger, don't pull it out of the trans or you will have trans fluid all over the ground...
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby underhill [OP] » January 11th 2021, 1:49am

As I definitely am not fit to hook the drive shaft back up, on the farm in what could be freezing temps, by myself, with nobody around for miles, and have never done such a thing, I think the safest option is to just rent a flat bed. The property is only a few hours away. Thanks for the advice on making sure it's large enough.
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby AstroWill » January 11th 2021, 5:27am

Then it sounds like a flat bed is the best option! Just make sure it's secured and balanced properly, gotta be safe. Good luck!


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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby underhill [OP] » January 11th 2021, 6:50am

AstroWill wrote:Then it sounds like a flat bed is the best option! Just make sure it's secured and balanced properly, gotta be safe. Good luck!


thanks much for the pics

I could call in my 200 mile AAA tow for the year, and meet them up near the dirt road. lol
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Re: 94 AWD - can I tow it on a dolly?

Postby AstroWill » January 12th 2021, 12:57am

That is probably the best/easiest/cheapest option, that is what I would do if I still kept AAA.

The problem for me is that I just didn't use AAA enough to justify it, I think it's an extra $75 if you want to use it the same day you sign up so for the thousands(?) I have saved by not keeping my AAA membership I would gladly pay the $75 extra if I needed a longer tow than my insurance would provide.

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