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Old 07-23-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Trailering my Jeep

Okay guys so im moving to Boca Raton FL a week from today. I got a uhaul and im gonna tow the jeep behind it. The uhaul site states I need to disconnect my driveshaft. So I have a few questions.
Do I disconnect the front or rear drive shaft and is it difficult? Also anything else I need to pay close attention too? Any other advice is appreciated as always.

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Old 07-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Okay guys so im moving to Boca Raton FL a week from today. I got a uhaul and im gonna tow the jeep behind it. The uhaul site states I need to disconnect my driveshaft. So I have a few questions.
Do I disconnect the front or rear drive shaft and is it difficult? Also anything else I need to pay close attention too? Any other advice is appreciated as always.
Make it easy on yourself. Just shift your t-case into neutral. it disconnects both driveshafts from everything.

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Make it easy on yourself. Just shift your t-case into neutral. it disconnects both driveshafts from everything.
Thank you! It'll be fine for the drive right? Its like 400 some odd miles
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Thank you! It'll be fine for the drive right? Its like 400 some odd miles
Yeah. Throw the tranny in neutral too just for insurance. But yeah the whole disconnection the drive shafts is really just for people with cars and the lack of tansfercases
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Thanks big time! Saves me a little bit of worrying now lol.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:48 PM   #6
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Are you using a car hauler, or a tow dolly?? Do not tow your TJ on a tow dolly without removing your rear driveline. You will fry your transfer case.
Flat tow 4 down or or on a car hauler.
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Thanks big time! Saves me a little bit of worrying now lol.
No prob. Is it the type of trailer that puts the front wheels on like a dolly trailer? Or the full tow behinds like on campers? Where all four wheels are on the ground?
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Thanks big time! Saves me a little bit of worrying now lol.
What transmision do you have, auto or standard?
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #10
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It would be front wheels on I believe. Not the full trailer.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #11
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Are you using a car hauler, or a tow dolly?? Do not tow your TJ on a tow dolly without removing your rear driveline. You will fry your transfer case.
You think so? But it's the same movement inside the case as if you were driving. I've always just shifted it into neutral when I've been on a tow truck which is ideally the same. And never experienced any problems
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #12
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Yea just double checked its the dolly one.
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It would be front wheels on I believe. Not the full trailer.
Then you must remove your rear driveline. Says right in the owners manual.
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DO NOT tow your Jeep on a front wheel only tow dolly, you will wreck your transfer case . Either flat tow it or put it on a trailer.
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DO NOT tow your Jeep on a front wheel only tow dolly, you will wreck your transfer case . Either flat tow it or put it on a trailer.
So then what's the difference between a front wheel dolly and a wrecker tow truck? (tow behind toe truck thing). I've always just shifted the transfercase for this for any 4wd vehicle I've towed. No problems whatsoever. At all
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In any event. I'm atleast glad someone else put some input in on this.
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Damn. I reserved my uhaul truck with the dolley already. So I need to try and change it out now?
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You think so? But it's the same movement inside the case as if you were driving. I've always just shifted it into neutral when I've been on a tow truck which is ideally the same. And never experienced any problems
Yes. It is not the same movement when you are driving in 2wd. In 2wd both drivelines are spinning at the same speed. On a tow dolly, the rear is spinning, and the front is not. TC will not get the proper lubrication. I used to flat tow mine everywhere behind our motorhome. TC in nuetral, tranny in gear or park.(per the owners manual) I have since bought a car trailer cause I break stuff.
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Yes. It is not the same movement when you are driving in 2wd. In 2wd both drivelines are spinning at the same speed. On a tow dolly, the rear is spinning, and the front is not. TC will not get the proper lubrication. I used to flat tow mine everywhere behind our motorhome. TC in nuetral, tranny in gear or park.(per the owners manual) I have since bought a car trailer cause I break stuff.
Hmm so in the event all four wheels are touching the ground I'm correct. But because two are airborne proper lubrication might not happen? And that's why it's ill-advised
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Hmm so in the event all four wheels are touching the ground I'm correct. But because two are airborne proper lubrication might not happen? And that's why it's ill-advised
Correct! You could still use the dolly if it is already reserved, just take off the rear driveshaft. Then nothing moves inside your Transfer Case. Easy Peasy.
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Okay so im confused. Im a recent college grad on a slim budget and I need to know how to safely tow my jeep down. The dolley is cheaper and im not sure if they even have a flat trailer in stock or if I can afford it. What's a safe way to do this?
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Correct! You could still use the dolly if it is already reserved, just take off the rear driveshaft. Then nothing moves inside your Transfer Case. Easy Peasy.
Whew! Okay good cause its paid for. It's not too difficult to remove the rear drive shaft right?
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Hmm so in the event all four wheels are touching the ground I'm correct. But because two are airborne proper lubrication might not happen? And that's why it's ill-advised
I just checked my owners manual and it says to do not use front only or rear wheel only towing as severe transfer case damage will result.
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Ps thanks for all the input! When im able to afford it and if I must trailer i will know what to do next time properly.
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I just checked my owners manual and it says to do not use front only or rear wheel only towing as severe transfer case damage will result.
Damn now im back to square one.
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I just checked my owners manual and it says to do not use front only or rear wheel only towing as severe transfer case damage will result.
Hmmm that's a new discovery to me. But hey if t helps it helps.
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Whew! Okay good cause its paid for. It's not too difficult to remove the rear drive shaft right?
I'm sure YouTube would have some excellent how too videos for this
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Damn now im back to square one.
From what I have also learned. I you take the rear drive shaft out you can use he front dolly. Just look up tj driveshaft removal on YouTube
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TJChris, you are good as long as you completely disconnect rear drive shaft

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