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Old 08-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Towing an '02 Jimmy

I'm sure this has come up before but I am having trouble navigating this site a little so heres my questions.
1) I have an '06 30ft. Istasca class A and want to haul my '02 Jimmy 4X4 automatic, is it better or not to haul it on a short tandem axle with brakes trailer or pull behind the motor home with 4 on the floor.
2) Can I haul it 4 on the floor without pulling the drive shaft
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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As long as your transfer case has a neutral position you can. Put transfer case in neutral and transmission in Park.
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As long as your transfer case has a neutral position you can. Put transfer case in neutral and transmission in Park.
I'm not sure this is entirely correct. I tow a '92 GMC Sonoma which I believe is one of the last models made with a manually-operated transfer case. I think later models have a vacuum-operated transfer case which has some special needs when towing.

I would check with the folks who make driveshaft disconnects about your particular make and model before towing. Their name escapes me at the moment, but I'm sure a quick search should turn it up.

EDIT: Okay, I looked up the name. It is REMCO at

http://www.remcoindustries.com/Towing/Store.php

I tried to look up a 2002 Jimmy, but that model isn't listed.
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If the transfer case has a neutral position it doesn't matter if it is vacuum or manual. Neutral is neutral.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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Everyone keeps telling me to put the transfer case in neutral, I have no control over the transfer case except the switch on the dash says 2, 4L, 4H so putting the transmission in park wouldn't work and I'm not sure putting the trans in neutral would put the transfer case in neutral.
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Chevrolet Blazer / GMC Jimmy Owners Manuals | JustGiveMeTheDamnManual.com

You can download a manual for your Blazer at the link above.

If your Blazer is equipped with the correct transfer case, you can push the 2H and 4L buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. A red light will come on and now your vehicle will roll away even if it's in 'Park' so use your parking brake aka emergency brake before you take your foot off the service brakes.

Putting your transmission in park or neutral has no effect on the transfer case neutral.

Your motor-home and/or it's trailer hitch might not be able to handle the weight of a toad.

IRV2 has a bunch of detailed information on Itasca/Winnebago coaches. Go here
Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum - iRV2 Forums and check out the first 7 line items marked "sticky".
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Thank you DonavonP, now that answers the question and the reason, now what can you tell me about Ford V10's in class A motor homes blowing plugs out
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You're welcome.

There's a section here in IRV2 for Ford Chassis people. Try
this:V-10 question
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Well it worked out, the Jimmy did not have a neutral for the transfer case so I had to find a different solution but thanks for all the input folks
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