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Old December 7th, 2015, 02:05 PM
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Trailering '94 Defender 90

I am looking to trailer my '94 Defender 90 back and forth to Cape Cod from New York every summer so i am looking to buy a trailer. However, do i have to buy a flat bed trailer or can i use a 2 wheel car trailer?
If the 2 front wheels are suspended but the back wheels turn on the ground, could that cause any issues with the differential? As long as I keep the car in neutral, should the back 2 tires spin independently from the front two?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 02:10 PM
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Another option is rent a Uhaul trailer as needed...fairly inexpensive.

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I believe if you go the 2 wheel trailer (two dolly) route you will need to disconnect the rear drive shaft.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 02:16 PM
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Flatbeds are so much easier to tow than tow dollies.

Honestly, for the trouble, you might be better off paying the shipping company to do it all for you.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 02:42 PM
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I'd have to agree, pulling a flatbed is far easier than a dolly. However, if you buy a trailer, it takes more space to store it than a dolly. If it's only twice a year, it might actually make sense to rent a Uhaul trailer when you need to move it.

To answer your question, if you have to use a dolly with the rear wheels on the ground, I'd just pull the rear driveshaft. The concern would be the transfer case as opposed to the differential.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:55 PM
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thanks, i'm inclined not to want to disconnect the drive shaft. looks like trailer from uhaul may be my best bet.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 04:28 PM
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Just so you are not surprised, they will not let you rent a trailer if you tell them it is a defender you are towing.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 05:16 PM
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Tell them it's a jeep, they'll never know the difference. I rented a 2axle car trailer from uhaul last October and it was $75......to tow a jeep....and they screwed up my reservation and gave me a $50 voucher....$25 bucks for the day.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Trailer from UHaul to avoid the hassle of trailer ownership. Just make sure you make reservations well in advance.
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