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Old 05-12-2009, 07:36 PM   #113
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Sorry missed this part, we tow a 2008 Jeep Commander.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:40 PM   #115
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When we get it back from the shop, we re going to have an 09 Wrangler Sahara 4X4 as our toad behind our Class C Monaco.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #116
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A 1985 toyota pickup; have towed it with 3 motorhomes; it has a ramco driveshaft disconnect; automatic transmission; been towed more than 150,000 trouble free miles; truck has 275,000 miles and still runs great.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:45 AM   #117
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Hallo all.

This is a great forum, picked up a lot of information. Once all the goodies are installed (doing it my self) we will flat tow a 2002 CR-V.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:59 AM   #118
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:07 PM   #119
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towing a jeep liberty 2x

Ok, new to subject and already bought the vehicle. I recently purchased an 08 jeep liberty 2x.
1, Is it easy to disengage the drive shaft?

2. Is the blue ox the best choice for this weight of vehicle?

3. And yes, I will purchase a buddy brake or equivalent. You all are very persuasive about a braking system and I wont argue with experience.

4. Should I just purchase the dolly and tow 2 down.

So much to learn and so little time.
Pulling this with an 04 newmar Dutchstar dsb. Thanks, Josh
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:57 PM   #120
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Ok, new to subject and already bought the vehicle. I recently purchased an 08 jeep liberty 2x.
1, Is it easy to disengage the drive shaft?

2. Is the blue ox the best choice for this weight of vehicle?

3. And yes, I will purchase a buddy brake or equivalent. You all are very persuasive about a braking system and I wont argue with experience.

4. Should I just purchase the dolly and tow 2 down.

So much to learn and so little time.
Pulling this with an 04 newmar Dutchstar dsb. Thanks, Josh
check out remco; I have a driveshaft disconnect that I put on my automatic transmission toyota; have pulled it well over 100,000 miles 4 down with no problems.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:54 PM   #121
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Deportem, I have used both and for my money I would definitely use the 4 down scenario if at all possible.
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Ok, new to subject and already bought the vehicle. I recently purchased an 08 jeep liberty 2x.
1, Is it easy to disengage the drive shaft?
answer" put the vehicle in neutral and pull a knob; then put it in park, 5 to 10 seconds, if your really slow 30 seconds.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:28 PM   #123
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Tow 4 down. Use the Blue Ox for reliability and simplicity of hooking up. Get the proper base plate for your vehicle and you can hook up in less than 2-3 minutes as well as driving around without a bunch of crap hanging onto the front of your tow car. If you are getting old - spring for the aluminum one - lighter.
I wouldn't be without my Brake Buddy. Takes about 5 minutes to set up and less to remove. If I spike my brakes in the coach it feels like someone threw out the anchor behind me. Save my a-- when jerks have cut me off on the freeway. Maybe even saved their's as well as I could have run over them.
I have seen too many people fighting and using 4 letter words when setting up their tow dollies + they have to wrestle them around and find a place to put them. It is somtimes like watching the movie RV again.
I have towed 2 different toads for over 100,000K without any priblems (except backing up).
Good luck - have fun.
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Tow 4 down. Use the Blue Ox or reliability and simplicity of hooking up. Get the proper base plate for your vehicle and you can hook up in less than 2-3 minutes as well as driving around without a bunch of crap hanging onto the front of your tow car. If you are getting old - spring for the aluminum one - lighter.
I wouldn't be without my Brake Buddy. Takes about 5 minutes to set up and less to remove. If I spike my brakes in the coach it feels like someone threw out the anchor behind me. Saved my a-- when jerks have cut me off on the freeway. Maybe even saved their's as well as I could have run over them.
I have towed for over 100,000K without any problems. Have fun.
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:37 AM   #126
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4 wheel drive jeeps have a lever inside that selects the "type" of 4WD, that includes a "neutral", aka. disconnect. I'm not sure of what you need to do if you don't have that. Also, another nice thing about late model jeeps is the key positions in the steering column have a "first detent" that permits the wheel to NOT lock, but yet NOT turning on any electrical. I just had my Liberty rigged for Blue Oxe and was told that Chrysler/Jeep built the rear light assembly with an empty spot for another bulb, so that the operation while towing uses a totally different circuit and bulb now than the one for vehicle operation. Thought that was pretty cool.
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