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post #1 of 11 Old 03-21-2010, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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towing a 2002 Grand Cherokee???

I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee that we would like to tow behind a motorhome. Our preference would be to tow it 4 wheels down (not on a dolly). We have the Selec-Trac transfer case (not Quadra-Trac nor Quadra-Drive). Can we tow it 4 down?

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-21-2010, 09:32 AM
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I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee that we would like to tow behind a motorhome. Our preference would be to tow it 4 wheels down (not on a dolly). We have the Selec-Trac transfer case (not Quadra-Trac nor Quadra-Drive). Can we tow it 4 down?
Put the Select-trac Transfer Case in Neutral and the transmission in park Since the transfer case will be in N it's completely disconnected from the drive train now.

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Someone told me that the Selec-Trac transfer case could not be towed 4 down. Were they wrong?
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And if it matters...we have a Laredo.
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The Selec-Trac CAN be towed flat. The Quadra-Trac can not

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Yes you can tow it. I've flat towed mine for going on 8 years now behind my motorhome. Its been towed from AZ to NM to OH to SC and back to OH. I put the transfer case in neut and the trans in neut. Havnt had a problem yet. I just put a front receiver on and bolted towbar brackets.



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if you plan on doing a lot of towing, I would invest in a car trailer. There are plenty around and lots available under $1500.
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All of the ZJ transfer cases can be flat towed. It's the 249 and 247 that cannot be towed on a dolly without removing the rear drive shaft.

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Thanks everyone for your help! I just wanted to make sure it would work before we buying the stuff. And a trailer is a nice idea....but we don't have the room to store that now and we are weekend warriors....at least until the kids graduate from HS in 11 years!
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The Selec-Trac CAN be towed flat. The Quadra-Trac can not

I have a 2004 WJ Limited w/ Quadra Drive & my Owner's Manual states it can be towed w/ 4 wheels down w/ the transfer case in Neutral & transmission in Park.
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Any ZJ or WJ with a Neutral position on the T-case shifter can be flat towed with the T-case in N and the tranny in Park.

However, it must either be flat towed (all 4 on the ground) that way, or on a flatbed. Unless you disconnect a driveshaft (whichever end is down), you cannot tow with 2 wheels on the ground, even with the T-case in Neutral.
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