Recreational Towing - 2012 Jeep Wrangler Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Recreational Towing

November 15, 2012

 flat_tow1.jpg Seeing a Jeep being towed by an RV is a pretty common sight. Since we have our Wrangler, I was curious about what the owner's manual said to do for flat towing. So I looked it up.

The steps listed in the manual are fairly detailed, but the summarized version is that the Wrangler's transfer case needs to be placed in neutral and the transmission needs to be in gear (say, Park for an automatic or first with a manual). This allows the axles to rotate freely while keeping the transmission and transfer case safe. The manual also states not to tow with just one set of wheels lifted (front or rear) and only to tow with the Wrangler facing forward. 

Now all we need is a Class A RV to test this out. This seems like a perfectly logical addition to the long-term fleet.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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