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Can we tow behind rv if transfer case is in neutral

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Yes! in addition to main transmission also placed in neutral. Also lock steering wheel.

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I have a Suzuki Jimmy manual 4x4 year 2002 can I flat tow it on a Aframe behind a motorhome

welcome to USA forum
the country with not ONE< JIMNY,
but i can answer
there are 4 ways to tow this is but 1.
backwards towing is best way or drop rear drive shaft (ask)
flat tow 101:
the Jimny is SJ413 here,called Samurai.
the transfer case sets this rule (most rear device)
that rules is dont flat tow it, more that 200 miles
the rear bearing has no lube actions towed
here is the near same transmissions.

and rules (of xfr case)
ill quote my 2001 Vitara, (same setup.)

Follow these steps:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Shift your automatic transmission into PARK (P), or
your manual transmission to SECOND (2).
3. With the ignition key in the ON position, move the
transfer case to NEUTRAL and make sure the 4WD
light on the instrument panel cluster is off. See
"Four-Wheel Drive" in the Index.
4. Turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the
steering wheel.
5. Release the parking brake
If you tow your four-wheel-drive vehicle from
the front, make sure to move the transfer case
into NEUTRAL or your vehicle could be badly
damaged and the damage would not be covered
by your warranty.
Stop towing every 200 miles (300 km) and start the
engine. Leave the transfer case shift lever in
NEUTRAL. Shift your automatic transmission to
DRIVE (D); leave a manual transmission in
SECOND (2) with the clutch engaged. Run the engine at
medium speed for one minute to circulate oil in the
transfer case. Turn the ignition key to ACC. Now, you
can continue towing your vehicle.
The front wheels transmit shocks during towing.
The steering column may not be strong enough to
withstand the shocks. Always unlock the steering
wheel before towing.
Make sure that the towing speed does not
exceed 50 mph (80 km/h), or your vehicle could
be badly damaged
end direct quote operators guide .....
got that?

not how the 5speed box is in 2nd.
this is to keep it from spinning, and its rear bearing damaged.
there are 2 bearings to worry the rear 5sp and rear transfer case.

on ours, we use an electric oil'er pump added to transfer case.
unlimited tow. (wires power feed from RV via coupler.)
or the drives shaft decoupling device, (not cheap)
or we drop the rear, of prop shaft, and tie up the rear up high
so it cant drop nor let it fall of rear of transfer cases
we use bunji cords, for up,
and then pull the front,
if the prop shaft falls out, you will lose GL4 gear lube out rear
of the transfer case. it falls out so very easy, off that spine.
there are all ways flat,
done them all.,

Mar 04, 2017 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

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Can i tow a suzuki vitara xl7 behind an rv?

Your truck can be flat towed. By placing your transfer case in neutral you completely sever the link between the engine/ transmission and the driveshafts to the axles. The transmission could be left in gear (manual) or in the case of an automatic, park and it wouldn't make a difference. Please be advised to place the transfer case into 2wd or 4wd BEFORE unhooking towed vehicle as the vehicle will start to roll if on an incline. I would apply the emergency brake as well but I wouldn't use it as a first thing to do just in case it's out of adjustment and won't hold vehicle in transfer case neutral.

As far as things still moving would be the following, rear axle and driveshaft and front axle and half shafts. Before towing if towing for long distances maybe have the trucks bearings, U joints and seals checked.

Be safe!

Oct 07, 2015 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

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Why can't anyone tell me what fuse to pull,after I put in freewheel position. now I need to turn on key for towing and steering.

No we can not tell you which fuse because there is no fuse to pull.
If you do an internet search for "tow a blazer behind an RV" you will find the procedure to put the transfer case in neutral and take it back out when you want to drive the truck. Its about 10 steps using the 4wd buttons on the dash.

Jul 27, 2012 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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My Grand Vitara can be switched between 2H, 4H, 4L & N. I just don't know what does the "N" mean? And what is the difference between this "N" and the "N of the gearbox?

N on the gearbox/transmission is Neutral for the transmission. Nuetral meaning that the power is not going anywhere so you are not going to move anywhere. The N next to the 2high, 4high, 4low is for the transfer case in nuetral. The transmission sends power through the transfer case and the transfer case sends the power to the rear wheels or front and rear wheels depending if it is in 2hi, 4hi or 4lo. The N setting for the transfer case is used when towing the vehicle with all wheels on the ground, like people do behind a big RV/motor home.

Feb 07, 2011 | 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Can I tow this vehicle in neutral behind my motor home

Put Transfer case in neutral
Put Trans in neutral

Remember your putting wear, on all front and rear axles components,when flat towing.
So---don't go over 50MPH or tow more than 300 miles

Nov 06, 2010 | 2001 Jeep Cherokee

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Can you tow a 1999 jimmy behind a rv?

U should remove the rear shaft when towing if it is 4x4 you can put the transfer case in neutral without pulling the shaft.

Jul 25, 2010 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

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Can a 2008 H3 be towed by a rv

Just put the Transfer Case in Neutral. It's addressed in the Owner's Manual under Recreational Towing.

Jul 13, 2009 | 2006 Hummer H3

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Can a 2007 h3 hummer be towed behind an rv

not as easy, but possible.. the best ones to tow are a wrangler or any saturn car,or suv..good luck keith...

Mar 14, 2009 | 2008 Hummer H3

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