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Old 02-16-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4 wheel drive automatic that so far I haven't towed. Here in Palm Creek resort, Casa Grande AZ, there is a fellow with a 2006 configured like mine from Maryland and he claims if the battery isn't disconnected it racks up miles on the odometer when towed. He has attempted removing fuses. This would require me to install some sort of temp battery for the brake buddy to plug into. Is this correct or is there a work around? Thanks in advance.
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I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4 wheel drive automatic that so far I haven't towed. Here in Palm Creek resort, Casa Grande AZ, there is a fellow with a 2006 configured like mine from Maryland and he claims if the battery isn't disconnected it racks up miles on the odometer when towed. He has attempted removing fuses. This would require me to install some sort of temp battery for the brake buddy to plug into. Is this correct or is there a work around? Thanks in advance.
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kaylargo, we've been towing our 05 dakota 4wd. laramie since new. never have removed any fuses or disconnected the batt. and never have accumulated any miles while towing! jim.
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Thanks Jim - That's good to know. Mine is also the Laramie and couldn't imagine that happening. His is the 06 and maybe there is a change. I know the jeep versions don't.
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My Dad tows an 05. It has a neutral position on the transfer case. He says it does not accumulate any miles
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I have a '96 Jeep Cherokee and use a Brake Buddy. I ran a fused line directly from the battery, thruough the firewall, to an auxilliary 12v outlet, in which to plug the Brake Buddy (see NAPA, et al). It eliminates the need to use the lighter, which in some cases requires the key to be on. I've never run the battery down on the Jeep.
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