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Old 03-20-2016, 10:51 AM   #41
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Nope. Just hooked mine up to leave the campground in a few minutes. Key off and out of ignition, transfer case in neutral, transmission in park, brake off. Be SURE transmission is in park, not neutral, or you'll burn up the transmission (automatic).
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:35 AM   #42
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Ok, sorry for the dumb question... Wouldn't the wheel and steering wheel lock without the key in ignition? Sorry, new at flat towing. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:40 AM   #43
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With the newer Jeep Wrangler the steering wheel does not lock.
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:22 PM   #44
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Do you leave they ignition keys on "run"? I test towed my jeep last night and followed the owners manual but there was mention of the keys. I did leave the keys in the run position when I towed it. Thanks

Leave the key in the "Off" position. Once your set up you transfer case to neutral and put the transmission back in park turn the key all the way to "Off". Your steering wheel does not lock which is what you want for flat towing.

If your were to leave your key on while towing the odometer will register miles. You don't want that. Not to mention a possible dead battery.

Jeeps are so easy to flat tow. Enjoy the ride.


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Old 03-20-2016, 12:45 PM   #45
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Awesome, thanks for the help.
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As stated, Jeep quit locking the shell I the Wranglers around 2011 I think. Great toads! Love it.
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Used to tow my YJ behind the truck before I got a trailer. 5 speed manual, just put the tranny in neutral and the t-case in 2-hi. If you put the t-case in neutral, it disconnected the running gear from the tranny and engine, but it locked the front and rear driveshafts together, which created more wear and tear. In 2 hi, it was just turning the rear driveshaft. But in newer Jeeps (JKs) I'm guessing things have changed quite a bit. YJs and TJs are my knowledge base...
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Used to tow my YJ behind the truck before I got a trailer. 5 speed manual, just put the tranny in neutral and the t-case in 2-hi. If you put the t-case in neutral, it disconnected the running gear from the tranny and engine, but it locked the front and rear driveshafts together, which created more wear and tear. In 2 hi, it was just turning the rear driveshaft. But in newer Jeeps (JKs) I'm guessing things have changed quite a bit. YJs and TJs are my knowledge base...

JK's are extremely easy to flat tow. Turn ignition on (don't start). Put trans into neutral then transfer case to neutral. Start up Jeep and put in drive for 7 seconds. Do the same for reverse to confirm no movement. Turn off and put Trans back into park leaving transfer case in neutral. Take key out of ignition and hook up Coach. It's that simple.

I've put thousands of flat tow miles on my 2013 JK Rubicon. No issues at all.


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I think all of Canada & all United States except Missouri require braking on the towed vehicile
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