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https://www.thedrive.com/news/39794/rv-driver-annihilates-their-new-jeep-wrangler-by-flat-towing-it-in-4-low

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Seriously, the owner did not hear those scary sound?

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If you aren't careful shifting the TC into N, you can accidentally go into 4L. I'm sure that's actually what happened - though can't speak to it being left in 1st if that is indeed the case.

We always double check the dash indicator and roll forward a few feet with it hooked up to make sure the wheels move freely before hitting the road.

Sure hope insurances comes through for them - I'm sure they could repair it for much less using used parts from crashed vehicles.


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Fake. Photoshopped.

Someone had to say it.


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We always double check the dash indicator and roll forward a few feet with it hooked up to make sure the wheels move freely before hitting the road.


The Owners Manual for both our 2017 JKU and 2020 JT state that we should shift the transfer case into N, then test it by shifting the transmission into D and pressing the gas pedal, then shifting into R and pressing the gas pedal. If the Jeep tries to move then something isn't right. Finally, we shift the transmission into P and we're good to go.

The images seem to show that the vehicle in question was an automatic I'm not sure where they got the information that it was in 1st gear...


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but they said that it was towable 4 down.
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Just proves that some people have more money than brains. At least nobody got hurt but some had a tough time avoiding the flying parts.


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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

The Owners Manual for both our 2017 JKU and 2020 JT state that we should shift the transfer case into N, then test it by shifting the transmission into D and pressing the gas pedal, then shifting into R and pressing the gas pedal. If the Jeep tries to move then something isn't right. Finally, we shift the transmission into P and we're good to go.


Apparently it says the same for the 2020 JL, and I either missed it, never looked, or forgot. Makes sense to do and should be added to the routine.

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I once stopped someone with too much money. He was pulling a toad thru a campground with both rear wheels dragging. He had the park brake on.





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