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Old 03-12-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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Wink Dolly Towing

I'm new to the world of Jeeps.....Today got a 2013 JK 5 speed auto....I know it can be flat towed, my question is can I use a tow dolly if I remove the rear drive shaft.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:01 PM   #2
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I'm new to the world of Jeeps.....Today got a 2013 JK 5 speed auto....I know it can be flat towed, my question is can I use a tow dolly if I remove the rear drive shaft.
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Maybe I missing something, but you should be able to just put the transfer case in neutral just like flat towing. No need to remove anything.

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I'm new to the world of Jeeps.....Today got a 2013 JK 5 speed auto....I know it can be flat towed, my question is can I use a tow dolly if I remove the rear drive shaft. Thanks Dennis
Why use a tow dolly at all?
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:15 PM   #4
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Dolly Towing

Thanks for the replies....I want to tow it with my motorhome. The reason for using a tow dolly is I like to be able to tow different vehicles.....I don't want to use a tow bar and different and mounting plates/setups for the different vehicles.

Thanks again for the replies. Bye Dennis
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The only way to dolly tow a jk is to remove the rear drive shaft from the axle. If you remove the 4 bolts you can just tie it up to the frame and out of the way. Other than that, it can't be done
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:39 PM   #6
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The only way to dolly tow a jk is to remove the rear drive shaft from the axle. If you remove the 4 bolts you can just tie it up to the frame and out of the way. Other than that, it can't be done

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:49 PM   #7
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Dennis,

I flat tow my 2012 JKUR and I know why you want to use a dolly it's just too easy. If you are going to flat tow the jeep you need to check out the weight of your vehicle in the states they you are planning on driving through they may require you to have some kind of breaking system. By the time your done Tow bar break system lights you could have bought a used dolly with all of the stuff already on it... My break system doesn't work 1/2 the time in is just a pain in my A**. Drive it up on a dolly and be done with it. Whoever we need to disconnect our rear drive shaft LOL.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:03 PM   #8
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Posted the same thing to you on RV.net... If you just need to tow it once a dolly might make sense, if you disconnect the rear drive shaft. But if you plan on towing it frequently you'll probably want to get it set up to flat tow as I don't think you'll want to get under the Jeep to connect and disconnect often.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies......I like dolly towing because it is easy. My 2013 looks like CV joint not U joint......it looks like about 8 bolts on front half and 8 bolts on the back half of this CV joint. I'm not sure how to disconnect the drive shaft from the rear diff. I did search and can't nything on this drive shaft.

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I'm newbe on jeeps.
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Dennis, the Jeep is one of the easiest to flat tow out there once equipped propertly, but it's totally up to you.

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