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Unread 04-28-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Can you Flat tow a 2007 Compass behind an RV

The 07 owners book says no flat towing a compass with a manual transmission, the 09 says you can flat tow a manual transmission. I talked to a couple of dealers, who did not know if there was a difference in the drive train between the 07 and 09. they said they can not contact Jeep engineering about it. One did think the difference might be the clutch plate. I need to find out how to contact a jeep engineer to ask if they are different and how, and if they are different can I upgrade the parts to allow flat towing of my 07. Already called customer service at the 1800 number on the jeep web site and they said they can not contact anyone either about this issue. By the way they were in India. Does anyone know anything about the difference or how to contact Jeep Engineering

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Unread 04-28-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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I was involved in that session and I don't recall anything on recreational towing the MK's behind anything else. JK Insider may be able to find out something but he is at the Toledo plant and these are made at the Belvidere plant. Anything is worth a try!

This is what the owners manual says for the 2007/8



and this is what it says for the 2009's



So the question is: What changed or does the information from '09 also apply to the '07/8's too?
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Unread 04-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #4
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how do I post a question in the Engineering forum, I tried but was not allowed to post
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Unread 04-29-2009, 04:15 AM   #5
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All but one of those threads were live Q&A with the Engineers and are locked when the session is over. The only one that we can post in is the one from JK Insider. He must have had special permission to start a new thread in there.
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tow a 2008 patriot behind rv

Same problem, Can I tow a 2008 patriot, manual trns, four wheel drive behind an rv. I have a tow dolly. no one seems to know
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Unread 08-16-2010, 11:46 AM   #7
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I just happened across this thread and have what might be a stupid question I hope someone can answer. Our 2008 Compass is an auto transaxle, can it be towed for repairs 5-10 miles with two wheels on the ground?
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Unread 08-16-2010, 12:38 PM   #8
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From the Owners Manual

TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
With Ignition Key
Automatic And Manual Transaxle
Front-wheel-drive vehicles must have the front wheels
elevated; Four-wheel-drive vehicles must be hauled on a

flatbed truck.

There has been some question about the 5 speed 4x4 capability of being flat towed, there is no question that the CVT 4x4 can NOT be flat towed.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 12:50 PM   #9
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Thanks Gramps!
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