Nov 4, 2008, 6:45 PM
Post #7 of 7
If you are using a dolly, you'll have no problems, but if you're using a tow bar, follow this advice.
You must remove the front bumper of the Rodeo, and you'll need to bolt the receiving hitches to the frame's front cross member, which may require some drilling of holes. After this, you'll connect the tow bar to the hitches with the locking pins, and you're ready to go. FYI - If you have a Harbor Freight Tools store in your area, you can pick a tow bar up for $60.
I recommend that you buy a set of magnetic tow lights. They are very easy to connect and disconnect.
My experience has been that it is always best to remove the drive train when towing a vehicle with a manual transmission, even if it is flat towable. Your local mechanic can do this for a basic labor fee. Make sure that he checks that the bearings (baleros in Spanish) are properly greased, as this will be very important when the drive train is reinstalled.
Any Uhaul place can assist you with the labor, if necessary.
Regarding the best location to cross, I would recommend the Colombia bridge, if you're crossing at Laredo.