As far as I know NO vehicle with an automatic tranny should be towed.
I suppose you could disconect the drive shaft but in my opinion it would be more trouble than it is worth and you would still run the risk of damaging your driveline.
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Re: Towing the Titan behind an RV?
There are very few auto trans vehicles that can be towed 4-down. This is because the internal lubrication of these transmissions is accomplished by a pump that runs off the input shaft, and the internals of the transmission also do not completely disconnect from the output shaft when in Neutral. So you have spinning objects, not lubricated. Which means if the vehicle is rolling without engine power, transmission damage can result.
You used to be able to get a 'disconnect kit' that would allow you to disconnect the driveshaft from the transmision with the pull of a lever, but this used to be thought of as a chancy mod for some 4WD vehicles because of the changed angles for the driveshafts, and the possibility of changing the final gearing in the rear axle only.
Hope this helps.
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In a word, NO. Your options are:
Don't tow anything with the RV
Go through the trouble of disconnecting drive shaft every time
Get a trailer and tow the Titan
Tow a different (maybe a jeep if you want 4x4) vehicle 4 down
No the only way to tow is with a flat bed trailer with your 4x4. You can get a transmission disconect but it is very pricey and not woth the $3500 to install but then you have to get brakes on the Titan that apply when you hit the brakes another $1400. Wit all that money you can easily by a flat bed and sell it when you are done to recoupe some of that $. If you put it in the truck you wont get your money back. What kind of RV do you have? If its a class C forget it. A super C with a Kodiak chassie will do it like and Endura. Some class A's wont even tow that kind of weight. After the trailer added in you are looking at somewhere around 7500 lbs. Then if you load your RV up alot you are way over and not worth the rick especially if you have kids!!! Hope this helps.
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Only safe way to tow it would be on a trailer with all 4 wheels off the ground. The front end can't be disconnected on Titans.
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