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post #1 of 7 Old 09-13-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1994 Jeep Wrangler 5 speed manual transmission that I want to tow behind my motorhome. Do I have to disconnect my front and rear drivelines to tow this? What is my fastest and easiest option? Can I use a conventional tow bar without removing the drivelines?

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-13-2008, 12:33 PM
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Don't have to. Transfer case in neutral, transmission in any gear.

Me, and some others ,have had issues with flat towing with an aussie locker installed and have had to drop the drive shaft but you will be fine unless you have that too.

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I baught a jeep up north and went a picked it up, towed it with not trouble that way. My question; why do you need to put the transmission in any gear? That is what the manual says and just curious if any theory or reason behind it. Figured you could just put both in neutral and it would work.
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The transmission should not rotate with the transfer case in neutral, but if it di it would be bad news (no lubrication on the output end). So the manual says put it in gear or in Park. That way it won't turn.

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Don't have to. Transfer case in neutral, transmission in any gear.

Me, and some others ,have had issues with flat towing with an aussie locker installed and have had to drop the drive shaft but you will be fine unless you have that too.
Granting if its an electronic push button on the fly diff. than you'll drop it is drive shaft.
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Makes sense. Thanks.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-07-2008, 06:29 PM
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Don't have to. Transfer case in neutral, transmission in any gear.

Me, and some others ,have had issues with flat towing with an aussie locker installed and have had to drop the drive shaft but you will be fine unless you have that too.
I plan on flat towing my 98 behind my motorhome and have intentions of adding an aussie/lunchbox locker to the front. Can you inform me why I don't want an aussie locker if I don't want to have to pull my driveshaft?

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