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Ferdie

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Flat towing
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:07:07 PM »
Has anyone had experience towing a Jeep Compass? After reviewing the manual and checking the vehicles that are compatible with flat-towing behind a MH, there is contradictory information. Appreciate any help.
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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 06:36:57 PM »
Most Jeep products are 4 down towable.  Go to    http://www.remcoindustries.com/Towing/   to see if your specific model is 4 down, or flat towable.
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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 06:39:04 PM »
I don't believe the Compass is flat towable. To be flat towable I believe it must have the Quadratrac II transfer case.
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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 09:05:52 PM »
Both the FMCA and Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Tow Guides agree:

The Compass is a front wheel drive and the automatic version is not 4-down towable.  You can use a dolly, though. The Compass with a manual tranny is towable.
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Ferdie

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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 07:58:16 AM »
Thank you all for the opinions and advice. Greatly appreciated.

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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 09:54:15 AM »
I just found this footnote re the Compass and 4-down towing:
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Only 4x4 models with 2-Speed Power Transfer Unit may be towed. The Power Transfer Unit
must be shifted into NEUTRAL and the transmission must be in PARK.
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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 11:30:14 AM »
In the old days nearly everything JEEP made could be Flat Towed

Today. Jeep makes both 2WD and 4WD vehicles. 2WD (IE: surplus Post Office Jeeps) NOT towable 4-Down unless Stick Shift

4WD,, IF it has a manual transfer case.. Should be 4-downable (Read the manual to be sure or check with Remcotowingusa.

Full Time 4WD (I once driver a Liberty that had that) NOT 4-downable.
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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 07:03:20 PM »
Many recent Jeeps are not down towable.  I have a Patriot and a Cherokee, both FWD, none down towable.  Only those 4WD with one of the two transmissions is down towable.
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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 01:40:03 PM »
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Re: Flat towing
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 05:16:25 PM »
Yes..only 4wd with the active drive 2 transfer case...no FWD is 4 down towable.
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