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Old 03-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Fuel Diesel/ Towed vehicle steering

Thanks to People who answered me on Towing.

New question: What brand of Diesel fuel should be put in the RV tank with Diesel Engine? I saw couple of different brand in the Gas stations, this is going to be my first time to fill fuel.

When towing a Jeep Wrangler behind Motor homes(Dinghy) does steering has to be left unlock with key in the steering column?

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Old 03-11-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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diesel fuel / unlock the steering column

the best advice on fueling diesel is to go to a station that pumps alot of fuel. This should help present taking on any water. The green pump handle is what you look for. Shell, Exxon, Hess, all the big fuel brands are ok.

RE: the steering column lock. Turn the key to the point where the steering wheel turns. This critical so that the front wheels will follow the coach as it moves forward. DO NOT BACK UP AT ANY TIME, THIS WILL CAUSE THE FRONT WHEELS TO TWIST AND BEND THE TOW BARS(been there, don't want to got there again). Look into an on/off switch for the ignition circuit to present draining the car battery (there are several threads regarding this on this site).
Good luck, enjoy your travels, be safe.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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You may want to start another thread in maybe the Class A forum, or the Cummins or CAT forums on the diesel question? ...as these topics in this section should be about dinghy towing?

And I'm not quite understanding what you mean by "brand" of diesel. Are you referring to Exxon, Chevron, Shell, Pilot, etc., etc.? Or are you referring to "class" of diesel?

I think brand can be your own preference and like JBDISCOVERY says, pick a busy station where there is a good turnover in their tanks. But if you see multiple pumps where there is off-road diesel available (the red stuff), you want to avoid that and use ULSD highway diesel (#2) instead as it is taxed accordingly.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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Check your Wrangler manual.

Mine is a 2012. Xfer case in N, trans in P, lock and roll. The steering does not lock on later models. No power drain except a bit for the Brake Buddy.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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When towing a Jeep Wrangler behind Motor homes(Dinghy) does steering has to be left unlock with key in the steering column?
If it is a 2009 or newer Wrangler, you do not need to put the key in the ignition. There is no steering wheel lock.
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