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Towing awd explorer

I need to tow an explorer 1100 miles from San Diego to Wyoming behind a Silverado. Looking for options here.

I'm not too keen on giving money to uhaul for a flatbed. I'd rather find an option that allowed me to sell equipment at the destination.

So I know you can drop out the driveshafts.

But can you use a tow dolly to lift the front wheels and use speed dollies for the back?

Or use a tow dolly for the front and drop the driveshaft for the back?
 
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Any of those options will work

Front tires on dolly with rear tires on speed dollies

Front tires on Dolly with rear d shaft removed

Or flatbed

It would be helpful to know what year explorer you are trying to tow as awd explorer could mean anything from 95-2020
 
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Any of those options will work

Front tires on dolly with rear tires on speed dollies

Front tires on Dolly with rear d shaft removed

Or flatbed

It would be helpful to know what year explorer you are trying to tow as awd explorer could mean anything from 95-2020
98 explorer awd 4 door v8
 
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Any of those options will work

Front tires on dolly with rear tires on speed dollies

Front tires on Dolly with rear d shaft removed

Or flatbed

It would be helpful to know what year explorer you are trying to tow as awd explorer could mean anything from 95-2020

Is there anything else I need to do to prep the explorer for a tow dolly but drop the rear driveshaft?
Could I drive it straight on the dolly using the front wheels after?
 
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I don’t think so with the 4404 t case I am not sure the front will pull you anywhere with no rear driveshaft
The 4404 awd t case is not like a traditional 4wd system it uses a viscous clutch to send some power up front
However you can pull the front driveshaft and put the truck on a tow dolly that way.
With the front d shaft removed it will act much like a rwd explorer. Do not park it on a hill w no front d shaft or it will creep.
With no front d shaft you should now be able to tow dolly it….. but

Now I have never flat towed or tow dollied a awd 5.0 explorer I have always used a car hauler so before you do any of that let’s do a Google search for flat towing w the 4404
Or wait for somebody else to chime in here
 
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