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Old 10-02-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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We have been advised you can flat tow a vehicle as long as it has a transfer case , and you can put both in netural. Hope this is correct.

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We have been advised you can flat tow a vehicle as long as it has a transfer case , and you can put both in netural. Hope this is correct.

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Old 10-02-2007, 06:02 PM   #3
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Read your owners manual. My Jeep Liberty 2006 manual says the transfer case is in neutral and the transmission lever is in park. Key is in the off position so that the steering wheel lock is not active.

I first put my auto transmission in neutral with the engine running, then transfer case in neutral, turn off the engine. Since the auto transmission is not yet in park, the key will stop in the off position and you don't have to worry about turning it too far. Then shift the auto transmission to park. Try it on a sloped surface and you will see that the car free wheels when you set it up this way.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:00 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums, both of you! Different manufactures have different instructions for sucsessful towing of their vehicles, so it is wise to check each owners manual for specific details. That being said, many will advise that the tranny remains in gear to prevent the gears from turning while not being lubricated. The transfer case seperates the gears from connecting to the drive shafts, so that is not a problem. But again, verify with your specific model vehicle to prevent a costly mistake.

By the way, if you get a little time, fill in your profiles on your type of MH and toad. It helps folks responding to your questions be more specific.

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Welcome thetollies and phays to iRV2.

As posted above, the owners manual states the exact procedures for 4 down towing, if the vehicle is towable at all.

Always see it writing as opposed to someone's word.
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