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Posted: 07/11/19 09:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My buddy is gonna tow his 95 Wrangler 4x4 on a tow dolly behind his RV. It’s a manual, is he ok in neutral or will there be damage? Thanks


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the remco page only has info on 1996 and newer vehicles. if i were him i would..

- check the owner's manual
- call Jeep...not a dealer but the mfg
- contact Remco by phone.

i wouldn't gamble. without a direct answer i would not proceed.


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Think he’s gonna just pull the rear drive shaft to be safe.

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Posted: 07/12/19 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He must look at owner's manual.
The normal item to be in neutral is the transfer case. Then the transmission in gear.

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Yes, if he removes the rear drive shaft the Jeep can be towed with the front wheels on a dolly with no problems. The transfer case does not have to be in Neutral, the transmission does not have to be in gear.
Seems to me, though, that considering the fact that a 5000 lb. capacity towbar is available from Walmart for less than $175, (that is what I use) or from Harbor Freight for less than $100, and magnetic tow lights are available from the same sources for $20 to $50, and a Jeep can be towed 4 down with no problems (read and follow the instructions in the Owner's Manual), it doesn't make sense to use a dolly.
But, again, it can be done with the rear driveshaft removed


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someone needs to explain to me how it is all right to tow it 4 down with the drive shaft in but you need to take it out to tow on a dolly. Am I missing something here?

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

someone needs to explain to me how it is all right to tow it 4 down with the drive shaft in but you need to take it out to tow on a dolly. Am I missing something here?


Slap that puppy in neutral and go. 1995 Jeeps, assuming they're 4WD, only need to be put in neutral. Taking off the drive shaft is only to get you dirty, and make you manly looking cuz you own a Jeep. It's recommended you don't shave for three days prior to leaving. [emoticon]......Dennis

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Jeep transfer cases have a tendency to slip from neutral into gear, when towed front wheels up. Some models can be towed rear wheels up, but I certainly don't recommend that on a dolly.

When they are towed 4-down, the transfer case stays in neutral.


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I have towed a 2002 jeep Wrangler (4 wheel drive) 4 down for many miles. Put the transfer case in neutral and the transmission in 2nd. Leave the key off just before the push button to get the key out. That leaves the steering wheel unlocked. Never had a bit of trouble. Plus it doesn't put any miles on it that way. The Jeep only has 30,000 on it and I bought it new in 2002.





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