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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Car (Truck) Dolly

Anybody use one?
Do you just put everything in nuetral?
...or is it better to use a full trailer?

I need something to get it to the garage for the maintenance I cant do.
...which is most of it.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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A full trailer is better in my opinion, but if your intention is soley to take it to the shop a relatively short distance away, a dolley will save you some money and space. It's a pain if you have to backup though...
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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:39 PM
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I believe you also need to remove the rear drive shaft as well if you are using a dolly.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:48 PM
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You could dolley it with the driveshaft still on but the transfer case in neutral. I have heard of people towing across country like this with no issues. I forgot that when I had mine on a tow dolley, I had the driveshaft removed for unrelated reasons.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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Pull the rear shaft it's 4 bolts and 10 minutes
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Old January 8th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Thanks guys,
Im pretty sure since my 84 ROW 90 has a center differential I dont need to pull the rear shaft.
I just have to make sure the center diff is in nuetral.
Just looking for confirmation.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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You can flat tow with the transfercase in neutral but you will burn up the center diff if you don't have all four wheels rolling. Best to pull the driveshaft when using a dolly.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Thanks, I think Ill scrap the Dolly idea.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Thanks guys,
Im pretty sure since my 84 ROW 90 has a center differential I dont need to pull the rear shaft.
I just have to make sure the center diff is in nuetral.
Just looking for confirmation.
they all have center differentials.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Ya, I know they all have center diffs, just stating the obvious I guess.
....Except wasn't there a series model that Land Rover experimented with 2 wheel drive?

I would just be using the Dolly 2-4 times a year averaging 1 to 4 hr. trips.
I could use a full car trailer for other stuff though, so I think that's the way to go.
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