Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-29-2018, 03:18 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
triplewide's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,993
Not sure this would help or solve the OP's issue, but I towed an 1987 Mustang with a drive shaft disconnect. I had a similar meshing issue when reconnecting the drive shaft.

I installed a "bump" switch that allowed me to engage the starter without the ignition on. All that was required was a momentary switch wired to the starter. As I applied light pressure to the shifter, I would tap the switch which would turn or bump the gears, allowing them to mesh. It had the same effect as rocking the car.
__________________
1998 Min Winnie, 2000 Winbago Journey, 2015 ACE 29.3
2016 Thor Miramar 34.2
triplewide is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-29-2018, 11:51 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
FIRE UP's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 8,829
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisgarcia View Post
Hi, can you elaborate on your mod as I am interested in knowing what it does for flat towing a Jeep.
Chrisgarcia,
With the advent of the "TJ", and keeping it on the JKs, the factory/designers designed a transfer case shifting system that incorporates both tying onto the body and the transfer case. The way it's designed, it does get the job done in shifting the T/C but, to say the least, it's not a very good design and, it can be failure prone easily, based on input from an aggressive and un-forgiving driver.

So, there are some aftermarket Jeep parts suppliers that have re-designed the shift mechanism for a more stable and positive shifting of the T/C. It's a cable design. I myself have not actually tried one or, installed one. I cannot attest as to how much better any of these aftermarket designs actually work. In our Jeep ownership history, we've owned (3) TJs and (1) JK. Two of the TJs were Rubicons with the 241OR Rock Crusher transfer case and the other one was a Sahara model with the 231 transfer case. As stated, ALL of those used the same or, very close to the same, transfer case shifting mechanism which, in all reality for a Jeep product, is WEAK.

Now, just what a change to a one of those cable operated T/C shifting designs would do for the towing side of things, well, again, I've not experienced one so, shifting ours (all that style) , while a pain at times, is not unsurmountable. Even the wife gets it into 2H after towing with a little finesse.
Scott
__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '18 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First attempt shifting TC out of Neutral wagonmaster2 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 05-15-2017 11:54 AM
2011 Jeep Wrangler transfer case swberry Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 17 01-07-2016 01:18 PM
Jeep GC recall done - now xfer case won't shift into neutral RVThere Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 143 05-11-2015 07:27 AM
2013 Jeep transfer case hard shifting Furniss Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11 08-04-2013 08:49 AM
Problems shifting Jeep transfer case Boris and Natasha Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 9 02-28-2009 07:30 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.