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Old 04-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Has anyone out there towed a late modle jeep wrangler on a tow dolly, if so did you have any problems?
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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There is an area for toad/towing and you'll get more discussion using it....
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Dave, in reading your other posts it seems you are determined to put your Jeep on a dolly. Do you have a dolly now? I really have never seen a 4x4 Jeep on a dolly, I have seen a couple on trailers, usually because they have large mudder type tires that don't pull well 4 down. The Jeep is one of the easiest to tow 4 down and a dolly would not be recommended due to damage to the drive train. Now you could disconnect the drive shaft to the rear wheels and pull it on a dolly I suppose, but you'ld turn an easy job into one much more complicated. If the cost is a factor of the base plate, tow bar and brake system, try www.hitchtrader.com. You'll find good used equipment there, I did and saved a bunch on a base plate and tow bar. They even have used brake systems for sale. Hope this helps.
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I heard somewhere that the Jeep 4x4 should not be dolly towed unless the drive shaft is disconnected. Towing should be 4-down or full trailer, but not dolly. Something about the transfer case, though I don't see why it would be any different than driving in 2WD mode. I don't know the why and wherefore, or even if it's the truth. Just wanted to pass the rumor along in case it applies.
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Your owners manual will tell you 4 down or trailer no dolly. for recreational towing.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #7
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Yeah the owners manual states 4 down, and yeah I own a dolly, just bought it and used it once. So I'm starting all over, I was trying to not have to start all over. But I'm not going to junk a perfectly good jeep, soooooI'll start looking for tow gear to tow 4 down. Thanks all.
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For me it was the owner's manual that convinced my a dolly was not a good option for the Wrangler.
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For me it was the owner's manual that convinced my a dolly was not a good option for the Wrangler.
For me the owners manual had little to do with switching to 4 down, but the knots on my punkin, scratches on my arms and body and replacing U joints did. It can be done but it ain't easy. Drive shaft has to be removed because even if the transfer case is in neutral there is still rotation inside, enough to overheat. My 2004 Wrangler manual says less than 100mi. is acceptable. Also, if your off color vocabulary is limited, it will be greatly expanded after a few trips.:blu sh:
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