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post #1 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Regarding towing boat & trailer

Anyone that could help me I would really appreciate it, I got a 2002 grand Cherokee overland I was reading the owners manual and it stats to take it out of all time 4 wheel drive and put it in neutral. Just curious if this is accurate and necessary. Thanks guys

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-22-2012, 07:27 AM
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Anyone that could help me I would really appreciate it, I got a 2002 grand Cherokee overland I was reading the owners manual and it stats to take it out of all time 4 wheel drive and put it in neutral. Just curious if this is accurate and necessary. Thanks guys
You’re not going to be able to get very far in neutral.

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I don't mean putting the transmission in neutral I mean putting the 4 wheel drive in neutral...
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-22-2012, 02:04 PM
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That would have the same effect. I think youre reading the part about flat towing the jeep itself, in which case, the transfer case should be in neutral. For towing anything withi the jeep, keep it in 4x4. you might want to lock it out of overdrive though.
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-22-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks alot dude I never towed anything before so I wanna make sure I don't mess up my jeep greatly appreciated.
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-23-2012, 10:20 AM
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How long and what type of boat?

There's a tow rating discussion in gd right now. My limited gc towing experience has been pretty poor regardless of being well within safe weight.

But as above, anything in neutral, you're only going to be able to tow downhill.

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just noticed you had an 02 grand. I had and 01 and it was a POS when it came to towing anything that stuck much above the vehicle, or had much weight to it. I got a camper trailer and after one year I had to dump the grand because of how poorly it towed it. Get the right hitch, keep it out of overdrive and unless you have a heavy boat (over about 3k) or sticks up much above the jeep you will be fine.

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-23-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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It's a grew 147 boat, weight is approximately 3,000 lbs with boat trailer and motor, I have a Reese hitch 2 inch slope with 2 inch ball I don't think it's too much weight for the overland to handle
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Thas if you're towing your actual jeep

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-23-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone tell me if the 2002 grand Cherokee overland is equipped with a transmission cooler, it's got the factory tow package with the hitch and wiring.
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post #11 of 13 Old 06-23-2012, 10:47 PM
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If its an auto and tow package, it should. Look by the radiator, should be able to see it.


I picked up a new trailer tonight, Popup camper and not sure of the weight. Seller says he thinks 2k plus. It actually towed really well, surprised me.

I am the ho 4.7 and factory tow package, 2004 limited.




Heavier and the leverage a boat length trailer... No idea. My last boat tow was a 20 footer and fairly heavy. Not the best tow of my life.

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post #12 of 13 Old 06-23-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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I just took a look, looks like it has it square box on the passenger side you can see it threw the grill.
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-22-2012, 07:35 PM
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It should tow that fine, make sure the trailer has brakes and add air bags to the rear coil springs on the Jeep to reduce sag. My 07 Grand with the 5.7 pulls my '88 Four Winns Horizon (4000bs) easily.
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