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johntk

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Towing a Jeep
« on: July 14, 2017, 05:48:04 PM »
Motorhome: 2015 Southwind 34A

I am about to purchase a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport (the 4 door model) to flat tow with my Southwind. I'm asking for any comments/opinions/experiences towing a Jeep.
My understanding is that nothing has to be done to the Jeep to make it towable except adding the base plate and braking and light systems. I currently tow a Ford Ranger so I have all the parts that attach to the motorhome.

Thanks,
John

John

2015 Fleetwood Southwind 34A

Raylc

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Re: Towing a Jeep
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 07:33:26 PM »
We tow a 2014 unlimited and you are correct not much to do. Hook it up, (If automatic) place 4 wheel drive in neutral, place trans in park, turn off motor and disconnect ground wire on battery, 10MM socket, turn key to on position, make sure steering wheel turns freely and your good to go. I am not sure on the manual shift better read your owners manual. Have fun.
Ray
Ray and Sheila
Huntsville, TX.
2012 Winnebago Tour 42QD

Bagelboy

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Re: Towing a Jeep
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 07:52:27 PM »
We tow our 2004 Jeep with our 32' Class C. No problems at all. You don't even know that it's there. Like Raylc says, 4 wheel in neutral, and trans in park. After practicing a few times, you'll hook and unhook in about 5 minutes.
2016 32' Holiday Rambler Vesta.                                                 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Toad)

Ernie n Tara

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Re: Towing a Jeep
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 07:22:27 AM »
Be careful you don't get the wrong Jeep; there are some now that can't be towed (JKU should be fine). Otherwise its just as simple as  described. We have never disconnected the battery and run two or three days without pronlems (just did three days and 1, 000 miles that way).

Ernie
Ernie 'n Tara

2011 Winn Journey 34y
2012 Jeep Rubicon - Dozer (orange - kinda)
2006 Jeep Wrangler

Boptop

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Re: Towing a Jeep
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 07:10:27 AM »
My understanding is only 2007 and 2008 Jeep Wranglers need to have the key left on to unlock the steering wheel. Later models no longer have a steering lock.

 

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