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Old 10-18-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Retiring in a month or so and spouse and I are hitting the road in the RV for a year or so. Been considering a Jeep to tow behind the rig as it would be the perfect vehicle for my hunting/fishing adventures. I've had several 4WD's in my past but never a jeep. I have a friend that is looking to sell a 2002 Wrangler w/automatic trans and was wondering if this particular model could be towed 4 down behind the motorhome. From what I've heard, years and models can and some can't. Anybody know off hand or have a link to provide for my research?

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Double check the owners manual for the Jeep, but I'm pretty sure you just need to put the transfer case in neutral.
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i bought my auto tranny rubicon from a retired couple who towed it behind there motorhome.there is a section in the owners manual detailing this application.if you want,i could go get the manual and let you know.
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This is from the 2004 owners manual.
(Jeep.com doesn't have manuals older than 04 available for download)


RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
CAUTION!
Internal damage to the transfer case will occur if a
front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
NOTE:
The transfer case must be shifted into N (Neutral)
for recreational towing.

Shifting Into Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress
clutch pedal on manual transmission.
3. Shift transfer case lever into N (Neutral).
4. Start engine.
5. Shift automatic transmission into D (Drive) or manual
transmission into gear.
STARTING AND OPERATING 205
5
6. Release brake pedal and ensure that there is no vehicle
movement.
7. Shut the engine off and place the ignition key into the
unlocked OFF position.
8. Shift automatic transmission into P (Park).
9. Apply parking brake.
10. Attach vehicle to the tow vehicle with tow bar.
11. Release parking brake.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission
is shifted into P (Park) with the transfer case
in N (Neutral) and the engine running. With the
transfer case in N (Neutral) ensure that the engine is
off prior to shifting the transmission into P (Park)
(refer to steps 7 – 8 above).
Shifting Out Of Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress
clutch pedal on manual transmission.
2. Shift transfer case lever into desired position.
3. Shift automatic transmission into D (Drive) or release
clutch on manual transmissions.
NOTE:
When shifting out of transfer case N (Neutral)
on automatic transmission equipped vehicles, turning

the engine off may be required to avoid gear clash.
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