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Old 09-12-2019, 09:05 AM   #1
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Is there a 4x4 vehicle with an automatic trans and a manual shifter for transfer case

I would like to have a Toad with an automatic transmission so wife can drive it - but with a manual transfer case shiftier so I can shift into neutral for towing.

Then I don't need to worry about "pulling fuses", charging the battery while towing, or making sure the start button is put in (stays in) the ACC position, and to eliminate all the other problems I read about when towing.

Is there such a vehicle?
(like a 4x4 jeep with an automatic transmission and a "manual shifter" for 2wd - neutral - 4wd Hi - 4wd Lo)
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:14 AM   #2
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:23 AM   #4
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Yep, Wrangler (2 dr) or Wrangler Unlimited (4 dr). Mine has no steering lock so I can tow with the ignition off so no charge line required.
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To augment - the Ford trucks - more specifically the 2014 and newer electronic transfer case models have a program built in to shift transfer case to neutral for 4 down towing.

My 2016 has push button start and I can power down the entire dash and ECMs and not worry about extra charge wires or battery drain.

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Not sure about all the other caveats, but I think the Jeep Liberty has auto trans and a manual transfer case, at least my wife's did 10 yrs. ago. Now I wish I had kept it
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Have a 04 jeep liberty that fits the description
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Jeep Grand Cherokee. You use a ball point pen to activate Neutral on the transfer case. Must be Quadra-drive II or Quadra-Trac II transfer case. I flat tow a 2019 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with no problems.
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All the newer 4x4 dodge rams. My friend pulls his 4x4 eco diesel four down.
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The Jeep Wrangler is the most popular tow vehicle. Some eairly models did have a steering lock but most newer models do not. My 2017 does not. I had a 2012 Ford F-350 4X4 and it did not have a neutral on the transfer switch. I believe the newer Fords now do.
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Thanks everyone. I think it will be a Jeep. It's light weight too, and has a small foot print which is a plus.

I have a full size 4x4 truck now (Ford F250) with automatic and manual transfer case, but that's too big and heavy to tow around. I should have mentioned I wanted light weight.

So Jeep it is!
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The Wrangler is a great choice but if you want to have more then two adults in it look at the 4 door. I took the back seat out of my 2 door just because it was only good for kids to get in and we don't have any.
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Sure is but they aren't for everybody! Our 1996 Geo Tracker has an auto trans, a manual transfer case and tows 4 down.
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