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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:23 AM   #1
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How to tow an M416 with an automatic?

Hopefully this is in the right spot. I have an old m416 military trailer that I am planning on pulling with my lifted 2000 Wrangler Sport and have a couple of questions about the actual pulling. I have the 3 speed auto transmission, so should I just pull in drive? I have a van with a 4 speed auto transmission also and when I've pulled the trailer I was told to pull in 3 and not drive. I really don't want to screw up the transmission by pulling in the wrong gear. Also, the m416 is a pretty small trailer, do I need a transmission cooler to pull, or is the transmission beefy enough to handle it without? Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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How much weight are we talking about?
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Unread 12-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #3
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Well, the trailer is about 500 pounds empty and I doubt I would ever load more than about 1000 pounds of gear in it, probably less. So, about 1500 lbs. max. Usually less.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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Put your Jeep and van in Drive and pull away.
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Unread 01-01-2010, 10:47 AM   #5
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Ditto.... put it in drive and DRIVE........

the van's 4 speed is an "overdrive"

the jeep is NOT an overdrive - so just put in in drive / 3rd and goferit.
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