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Old 06-01-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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I have an '04 Sahara and I've been told that it is okay to tow it behind a motorhome and was wondering if putting both transfer case and trans in neutral and towing 4 down is the best way?
Thanks in advance for any advise.

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The correct and ONLY way to flat-tow any Wrangler TJ is with the manual transmission in gear or Park if it's an automatic, the transfer case in Neutral, and the ignition unlocked so the front tires can turn to follow you through turns. The transmission must be in gear or in Park so it can't spin since there's insufficient lubrication for the transmission while being flat towed. The t-case is in neutral so the rear axle doesn't turn the transmission's output shaft via the transfer case.

Yes... transfer case in neutral, tranny in gear, and ignition switch unlocked but not 'On'. I don't care if any of that doesn't sound right or not, it's correct.

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The correct and ONLY way to flat-tow any Wrangler TJ is with the manual transmission in gear or Park if it's an automatic, the transfer case in Neutral, and the ignition unlocked so the front tires can turn to follow you through turns. The transmission must be in gear or in Park so it can't spin since there's insufficient lubrication for the transmission while being flat towed. The t-case is in neutral so the rear axle doesn't turn the transmission's output shaft via the transfer case.

Yes... transfer case in neutral, tranny in gear, and ignition switch unlocked but not 'On'. I don't care if any of that doesn't sound right or not, it's correct.
Good to know. I was wondering about that myself. That should be in the manuel. But i don't remember reading it.
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Does this include a 1997 TJ? Just purchased and it wil be a toad.
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Does this include a 1997 TJ?
Yes. The above description for how to properly tow a TJ did not mention any exclusion for '97 TJs.
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that is correct.towed my jeep for 25k.manual put in 3rd gear transfer case neutral key once over to allow tires to turn.make sure parking brake off.ask me how i know.auto put in park.
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but if you put auto in park doesnt that put brakes on? because i have an auto and dont use the parking brake just us the park setting on the transmission is what i do
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but if you put auto in park doesnt that put brakes on? because i have an auto and dont use the parking brake just us the park setting on the transmission is what i do
Don't forget the tcase is in neutral. If your transfer case is in neutral, your Jeep will roll if you don't have the parking brake on.
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I have an '04 Sahara and I've been told that it is okay to tow it behind a motorhome and was wondering if putting both transfer case and trans in neutral and towing 4 down is the best way?
Thanks in advance for any advise.
1. Go to uhaul or penske or something
2. Get a car dolly
3. ??????
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