June 11, 2004I flat tow my Jeep but have talked to several people who say this is a bad deal Any thoughts guys?
June 13, 2004I am surprised nobody has replied,
I am sure that there is someone experienced but this is what I have read...
The Adjustements to the transfer cases on the XJ was mid nineties (still trying to find exact year) so that it truly doesn't spin. so if you follow manual directions you should be fine..
Oh yeah don't back up to far!
June 13, 2004Just got back from a 600 mile round trip with the Jeep in tow. Wish I had the bigger V-8 In my Pick-up instead of the 4.6 but other than that no major problems. Mine is a YJ with a NV4500 tranny and an Atlas ll transfer case and I put the tranny in second and the transfer case in neutral. I have manual hubs so naturally they are unlocked as well as the steering column.
June 14, 2004Sounds good. I towed from LA to Moab a few times with my old XJ and it worked fine so I think this would be fine too. Thanks again.
June 14, 2004I tow my YJ behind our motorhome everywhere. Just pop the transfer case in neutral, put the tranny in any gear and go. Been all up and down the east coast with it. We're down in Myrtle Beach right now, heading to Maine Saturday. Of course, I gotta drive the YJ back to VA Tuesday night cause I gotta work. But you can tow a Jeep. I do think I have heard something anout towing a Cherokee, thinking it depends on sele trac or which type of transfer case ya got????
June 14, 2004The only thing bad about flat towing is you can't hear when bad things start to happen....like wheel bearing failure. I know a guy here that was towing his YJ behind the RV when that happened on his way home from a Wheelin' weekend. Bearing failed on a brand new Yukon axle shaft in his Dana 35. The axle shaft ground down to a point and snapped sending the wheel and tire past the RV. That's when he figured he might have a problem...
October 1, 2004I know that the topic has been cold for a while, but I need to tow mine about 300 mile round trip and I was told that I need to have manual hubs and to take off the drivelines. But I think that the shop is full of it, because I have towed my old '65 for years with no prob. The one thing I am worried about is the Hubs.
October 1, 2004Zeppe, what year and model is your Jeep?
October 1, 2004Don't worry about it. You only need to remove the drive shafts on cars with out a transfer case that you can put in neutral that has an automatic.
October 1, 2004I have a '98 wrangler with the 4L, and 5-speed tranny. And the dana 30&35 axles. The thing with these jeeps is that the front and rear end are always ingaged, and moving.
October 1, 2004I have flat towed my XJ (same as the TJ running gear) with the drive shafts in, the transfer case in N and the auto tranny in Park. Towed it from LA to Moab and back with no problems.