Join Date: May 2011
Location: On the road, USA
Feedback: 2 reviews
I certainly can't speak to all years of JK, but I have had an 07, 08, and '11, and they have all pretty much said not to put on a dolly. I would refer to the manual for my year to the definitive answer. If you CAN raise one end and put the other on a dolly, as mentioned, that would be kind of like on a trailer, since all wheels would be off the ground.
I still contend that towing on a dolly - with two fronts off the ground and two rears rolling on the ground - would NOT be good.
The '11 manual says:
* Do not attempt to use sling type equipment when towing. When securing the vehicle to a flat bed truck, do not attach to front or rear suspension components. Damage to your vehicle may result from improper towing.
* If the vehicle being towed requires steering. the ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC position, not the LOCK position.
Four–Wheel Drive Models
The manufacturer recommends towing with all wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of vehicle raised and the opposite end on a towing dolly
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transfer case is operable, the vehicle may be towed (in the forward direction, with ALL wheels on the ground), IF the transfer case is in NEUTRAL and the transmission is in PARK (for automatic transmissions) or in gear (NOT in Neutral, for manual transmissions). Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for detailed instructions
* Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when towing.
* Failure to follow these towing methods could result in damage to the transmission and/or transfer case. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
2011 Unlimited Rubicon
Currently: Henderson, CO