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Old 02-25-2016, 06:10 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Phil57 View Post
I have removed many driveshafts. It isn't that big a deal but I would not want to do the job every time we moved. Sometimes it's raining and cold. I complain about just hooking up the toad. There are so many cars and trucks that are so easy to tow it's just bad advice to suggest anyone do this. I know a couple of people with the DS disconnects and they work ok. Still not the preferred way to do it.
On my Lincoln MKX I hook it up and put it in neutral and off we go. I even traded my Wrangler for it as we need more room and a better ride. The MKX is as easy as the Wrangler was.
I will agree with you..
I would NOT want to remove the thing every time, even with a quick connect. I do not know if it is bad advise to say it can be done through, lets face it, maybe the person really wants to tow their FJ Cruiser, who knows. In the end it is still just an option, up to the OP to decide how they proceed.


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Old 02-25-2016, 07:52 PM   #52
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Please check your Jeep owner's manual.

My 2013 Wrangler can NOT be towed using a dolly. Jeep is very clear on that point. With my Wrangler it must be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground, or all 4 wheels up on a trailer or flatbed. The problem seems to be that even if the transfer case is in neutral, there is still a difference in hydrostatic fluid pressure caused by one set of wheels turning and one set fixed on the dolly. This will cause transmission damage.

Most people use a tow dolly with a front wheel drive car, not a 4 wheel drive. One of the benefits of many Jeep models is their ability to tow wheels down behind a motorhome, which most of us agree is much easier than using a dolly.

Check your Jeep owner's manual for a section called "recreational towing".
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:12 PM   #53
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Dolly.. Remove the rear drive shaft...
Again...poor solution. Vote with your checkbook and buy a flat towable Cherokee
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I think he has probably got the idea by now...
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Our Jeep Wrangled has been towed with a dolly since 2004 without removing the drive shaft and never had a problem.

It's all preference I guess.
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