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    I don't have an RV but do fantasize about getting one when I retire. I really like the Jayco/Seneca style freightliner conversions, It's kind of my ultimate dream vehicle. My work truck is the same cabstyle in a flatbed about the same length so I could step into it like driving my pickup.
    Would love to tour the country on my own time with the Jeep on a trailer. I could see spending a couple months out of the year running coast to coast checking out America's hidden gems. On and off the trail.
    Bucket list thing I guess.

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    Hello all. I am planning on moving to the west coast in the near future. I was recently told by a mechanic that I trust to give me the unvarnished truth that I could not flat tow my 2015 JKU. Then I read this post.
    I have an automatic transmission with that goofy optional shift to manual. Is that the issue?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eatinbiskit View Post
    Hello all. I am planning on moving to the west coast in the near future. I was recently told by a mechanic that I trust to give me the unvarnished truth that I could not flat tow my 2015 JKU. Then I read this post.
    I have an automatic transmission with that goofy optional shift to manual. Is that the issue?


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    You'd better rethink your trust in that mechanic. Read the first post in this thread... Tranny in park, transfer case in neutral and you're good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatinbiskit View Post
    Hello all. I am planning on moving to the west coast in the near future. I was recently told by a mechanic that I trust to give me the unvarnished truth that I could not flat tow my 2015 JKU. Then I read this post.
    I have an automatic transmission with that goofy optional shift to manual. Is that the issue?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    You'd better rethink your trust in that mechanic. Read the first post in this thread... Tranny in park, transfer case in neutral and you're good to go.

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    Have you read your manual? It says the same thing baddestCross just posted. The mechanic doesn't seem to know about this situation.


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    Mopar actually makes a harness that connects in to use the jeep lights when flat towing. Seem to remember it connects behind glove box, routes to the front bumper. Plugs into a 7 flat of tow vehicle.

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't think he was being shady but it does make me reconsider the trust in a couple of areas.


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    BaddestCross is 100% correct. The manual provides detailed instruction for flat towing your Jeep. I have a 15 JKUR automatic and so far this year I have towed mine 3k miles without issue


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    Bumping this thread up.

    I'm quite a few years off (maybe) from buying an RV and cruising the US, but I would like to hear more stories/experiences from people who are.

    Favorite places? Places to avoid? Must do's/have's? Thing's you'd do different? etc...

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    Yup. Need to hear more from people that are traveling in an RV with a Jeep behind it. Give up the stories folks.

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    Biggest thing to avoid is places where you can’t keep moving forward. You cannot back up your motor home with your Jeep (or other towed vehicle attached). Because the steering on the Jeep is not locked it will jack knife in a heartbeat. Other than that it is a breeze.


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