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Old 10-16-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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First long trip with toad

We just completed our annual trip to the balloon fiesta in New Mexico. We have an 09 Jeep Wrangler and it towed flawlessly. We have the blue Ox Aventa tow bar and Patriot brake assist. I set the brake assist at 5 and never knew it was back there. I did discover that the open field next to Cracker Barrell in Kingman has a lot more craters than last year. I managed not to rip the base plate off so I think it is very strong. Food was great as allways. I also tested my theory that the Jeep helps stabilize the motor home in wind and semi's flying by at 80+ miles an hour. The toad and trac bar are a great improvement. Just thought I would pass on my test results. The dummy key idea I learned about on here was a great idea.
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desertdust, What kind of rig is doing the pulling?
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It's an Itasca, gas, 34 footer.
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Thanks RickO. Me too
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The key is machined to allow the ignition lock to turn and release the steering wheel but there is no chip in it so the engine won't start.
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I tow an 09 Wrangler Unlimited and no key is needed because the 09 and newer does not have stering lock also meaning you do not need to pull the IOD fuse. Am I missing something here.
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I tow an 09 Wrangler Unlimited and no key is needed because the 09 and newer does not have stering lock also meaning you do not need to pull the IOD fuse. Am I missing something here.
Yup. Our 'older' models (mine is an 07) do have an ignition lock. I went with a dummy key and a blade switch on the negative battery post. My auxillary braking system is powered through the wire harness between the MH and the toad.
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Dummy key

I went with the dummy key idea because that's what the owners manual stated. I have seen numerous forum comments that say it can be done. I have just done it in case something went wrong and won't void my lifetime warranty. I wish Jeep would make an official comment on this. Thanks for the posts.
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just towed our 09 Wrangler 1700 miles with no key in the ignition--no problem whatsoever...
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Thanks Txdutt
I guess I'll try it out. Sounds harmless. Thanks for the comment.
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