Flat Tow Problem Update

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Collin S.

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In case others have the same issue...a few months back I posted on the warn hub install thread about an issue I had while trying to flat tow. I had installed warn hubs so I could flat tow but noticed a weird issue. Hub operation worked just fine, front driveshaft was free to turn when unlocked and in 2H. When I went to flat tow, I unlocked the hubs, put the transfer case in N and the transmission in 1st per Mahindra. When I started pulling forward both driveshafts were spinning, which the front should not have been. A lot of you offered some great ideas or suggestions but it still seemed off. I tested a full speed flat tow and once I got above 35mph I got an incredibly loud metallic howling sound, which wasn’t right of course. A few months pass and I wanted to tow it again so I disconnect the rear driveshaft and it tows perfectly fine. With it disconnected I could determine that when I shift the transfer case into N, it locks both driveshafts together rather than the opposite, thus something is not disengaging correctly. That of course was a bigger problem than I had hoped so I towed it to my dealer who has it now for warranty repair. Just wanted to keep everyone up to date and will update further when I hear back from the dealer.
 
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After being in the shop for three weeks, the dealer confirmed what some of you stated about flat towing. The transfer case only has two options, driveshafts unlocked (2H) and locked (4H/4L), there is no true neutral. When you shift the transfer case from 2H to N, it locks the driveshafts together. With those driveshafts locked together in neutral, both the front and rear spin together, obviously. This is super disappointing to confirm because it essentially means I cannot flat tow, which was a huge reason why I bought this. I know some of you flat tow successfully but my unit doesn't like to. When I flat tow, my Roxor makes a loud metallic howling sound about 35MPH and the dealer and Mahindra says nothing is wrong with it. They both recommend I disconnect the rear driveshaft, which is a HUGE pain in the ass. Very disappointed. If anyone has any more ideas or info, I'd love to hear it.
 
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After being in the shop for three weeks, the dealer confirmed what some of you stated about flat towing. The transfer case only has two options, driveshafts unlocked (2H) and locked (4H/4L), there is no true neutral. When you shift the transfer case from 2H to N, it locks the driveshafts together. With those driveshafts locked together in neutral, both the front and rear spin together, obviously. This is super disappointing to confirm because it essentially means I cannot flat tow, which was a huge reason why I bought this. I know some of you flat tow successfully but my unit doesn't like to. When I flat tow, my Roxor makes a loud metallic howling sound about 35MPH and the dealer and Mahindra says nothing is wrong with it. They both recommend I disconnect the rear driveshaft, which is a HUGE pain in the ass. Very disappointed. If anyone has any more ideas or info, I'd love to hear it.

Well I don't get the metallic sounds. I have towed over 2000 miles to date. More towed miles than driven miles! Lol. I looked at this as an option. There are many types that do the same thing. Lots of RV folks use these. The only draw back I see is how reliable is it when pounding it off road or in a rocky area.
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