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post #1 of 8 Old 03-10-2019, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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towing my 2x overland

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i have purchased a new motorhome and im planning on towing my wj. can anyone help with tips or tricks in towing this jeep. im not sure about racking up mileage when i tow and obviously i need to have the jeep in neutral, but thats really about the end of it for me. i have heard that wranglers when neutral in the transfer case is selected, they wont increase the mileage. i do have roadmaster tow bar and brackets for it already and will be installing that stuff soon. also any recommendations on braking systems? thanks in advance! Tim

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-11-2019, 10:55 AM
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you say "2X" is that a 2wd model? I've towed mine 4wd several thousand miles odometer does not record additional mileage when towing. If you have 2wd I think you'll need to pull the rear driveshaft transmission in neutral not going to work.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-11-2019, 11:03 AM
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The speedo and odo are taken off the rear axle tone ring on the WJ. The transfer case neutral disconnects the transmission, something you want to do towing an automatic vehicle. The transmission pump itself will not be pumping and having a driveshaft spinning the output shaft will cause lack of lube issues internally to the trans.

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Humm. Sounds like the WJ doesnít tow well... no wonder there are so many Suzuki Samuraiís towed by RVís! ;-)

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Mine tows great. Towed it from Houston to Red River NM about 1800 round trip, few hundred of that steep mountain roads, behind F250 diesel barely could tell it was there. With that said, need to make sure you understand how to do it correctly. I'd rather buy a trailer for my WJ than have a Suzuki anything.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-11-2019, 08:52 PM
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The WJ tows great if itís a 4x4. My Dad has about 4K miles towing his 02 four down behind his motorhome. Only issue we ever had was death wobble while towing. Leave it up to a Jeep to get death wobble all by itself, even without a driver.

As has been said, you gotta have the transfer case to completely disconnect the trans from the axles.

You might check out an owners manual that is specific to a 2WD WJ. See what it says about flat towing.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-12-2019, 06:10 AM
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pull the driveshaft out and wont be a problem then just pop it back in when you get where you are going
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The problem with pulling the driveshaft is that with enough of an incline (it doesn't take much), you'll lose transmission fluid out of the back. Unless you put a plug/cap in the tailshaft housing.

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