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Old 06-29-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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towing help needed..

I want to tow my 2000 Wrangler on a tow dolly. It has an a/t. Do I need to put the rear or front wheels on the dolly? Trans in park?

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fronts on the dolly, in park with the transfer case in neutral.

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fronts on the dolly, in park with the transfer case in neutral.
X2, exactly right.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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Thanks a million guys!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #5
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Make sure the steering isn't locked!
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Make sure the steering isn't locked!
It can be locked since he's not flat-towing it, his front tires are up on a car dolly.
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But when you turn with a dolly the front end must turn because the dolly is turning on a different axis than the rear of the vehicle. I used one of these all the time. Picture in your mind making a turn on a city street. The whole Jeep can't swing out, so instead the tires still must turn, just like flat towing. You are securing the Jeeps tires to the dolly, but the dolly still turns so must the front tires
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I think I see what you are getting at and that sounds reasonable. I've only used one a few times and thought the u-haul guy said it didn't matter but what you said makes sense.
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there are two types one type has a pivot pin in the center of the dolly. if it does then the fronts should be locked. the other type is solid and the fronts should be unlocked. the solid type is less desirable to use because it can rub the front fenders in a sharp turn because the vehicle is turning INSIDE the tow dolly. Hope that makes sense.
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I've never seen one with a rotating pin but that makes sense too!

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