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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Me, I'd rather take the extra time to pull both shafts, than risk trusting the trans and/or t-case to not pop into gear while in motion. Gods know the t-case in Pepper liked to pop out of neutral on a whim. :smh:

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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:23 pm 
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As I mentioned in your "Projects" thread (going to throw it here to)...

Check the weight ratings (and ball) on the tow vehicles hitch. This needs to be in your #1 Prep as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
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Added, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
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4. Some tow bars may come with chains as a fail safe. Make sure these are attached to the towing vehicle.

Also, regarding this post (you might know this already but didn't see it mentioned) when hooking up safety chains criss-cross them under the trailer tongue.
Crossing the chains under the tongue will allow them to form a net that catches the trailer's tongue in case it breaks loose and falls to the roadway.
If they are too long, twist them until they are short enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Right on. Keep the tips coming!


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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:34 am 
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Like Bill said in your projects, wrap duct tape around the U-joints after you drop the driveshaft to keep the caps on.


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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:45 am 
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Pat wrote:
Like Bill said in your projects, wrap duct tape around the U-joints after you drop the driveshaft to keep the caps on.


Or as I remembered last night, bolt the straps back on over the ujoints, same reason, & you're not as likely to loose the straps or worse, loose the bolts. Also, fun fact, XJ tail light housing screws make a decent if very temporary ujoint strap bolt - just try not to be off roading when you do this. Image

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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:27 am 
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Your question about what gear to tow in, I THINK all mfgs. recommend NOT using overdrive when towing. I had a '94 Dogde ½ ton 2WD. It had the 360 & overdrive auto. WITH the FACTORY tow package & it said right in the owner's manual, DO NOT TOW IN OVERDRIVE!


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 Post subject: Re: Flat Towing an Eagle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:40 am 
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Cool, I will leave it in 3 and down shift when I need to stop.


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