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Old 02-13-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 XA with automatic transmission. Today we were talking to another Scion owner who mentioned they had relatives that flat towed their Scion with automatic transmission. Is there a modification that can be made to my Scion to allow it to be flat towed behind out RV?
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no the only thing you have to do is when your towing it leave the car in neutral
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Jon, My Scion has an automatic not manual and the owners manual & dinghy towing guide said manual transmission. That's why I was questioning. Thank you

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i dont see why you cant just throw it in neutral...
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I have a 2006 XA with automatic transmission. Today we were talking to another Scion owner who mentioned they had relatives that flat towed their Scion with automatic transmission. Is there a modification that can be made to my Scion to allow it to be flat towed behind out RV?

Scion xA's are not rated for dingy towing with an automatic transmission. Can cause major damage to the transmission. Either put her on a dolly or a flat bed trailer , or be prepared to replace the tranny at every stop.
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Scion xA's are not rated for dingy towing with an automatic transmission. Can cause major damage to the transmission. Either put her on a dolly or a flat bed trailer , or be prepared to replace the tranny at every stop.

Thank you so much! That's what we thought, but thought we would ask. We have been considering a flat bed trailer and will probably go that route. Have used a tow dolly before & didn't like it for a number of reasons.

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