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Posted: 07/11/21 06:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're not new to the dinghy world having towed several JK Jeeps four down. Have 2018 Rubicon that I would like to tow two down because I found a really good deal on a dolly with brakes, lights and correct capacity. Would cost much less that base plate, tow bar, lights and brake for four down. Book says not to tow four down. Debate on the Internet over this question has inconclusive answers. Anybody here towing a Jeep JL Unlimited with automatic using a dolly?


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not doable, 4 on the ground or 4 off the ground, only


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No debate here. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation. Jeep has your best outcome in mind.


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There really is no debate, owners manual will show you the way.

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Thunder Mountain wrote:

Debate on the Internet over this question has inconclusive answers.

Does the debate you're seeing involve disconnecting the driveshaft?
I think the owners manual eliminates any doubt about dolly towing.

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Posted: 07/11/21 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Compare the price of the dolly et al to the price of the NSA Ready Brute Elite package plus baseplate. Not sure why anyone would want to hassle with a tow dolly over 4-down unless of course you gave another car you want to take with you.


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Can’t be done unless you remove the rear driveshaft! If you tow it in a dolly and leave the driveshaft connected you will burn up the T-cas. Both output’ (front and rear) need to be the same speed!


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