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Thread: Towing my scout

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Las Vegas

    Default Towing my scout

    I'm getting ready to move, however I don't trust the scout to get me there.
    Would it be ok for me to throw it on a car dolley and put the tranny and xfer case in neutral?
    '71 Basterd Scout 2
    with a 258 from a '73 CJ5
    Intake manifold with NHRA markings....go figure

    "Its (scout) four-wheel-drive capabilities are equal to anything this side of full tracks"

    David H. Petraeus for President 2012

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Hurlburt Field, FL


    I did that exact thing with my '80 when I first got it. I also towed it behind a 2003 ford ranger (don't judge me, lol). But they follow quite nicely if you just put the whole thing in neutral (if you've got an automatic you'll want to pull the driveshaft though, otherwise you'll mess up your torque converter).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Interior Alaska


    There's mixed information on pulling the scout, some manuals say to pull the rear driveline (which, personally, if I'm going over 15 miles I'll do just that) and others that say to put the t-case in gear, tranny in neutral to permit slinging of oil so you don't run it dry. That was before I got a car hauler, so now I don't mess with dolly's or pulling drive lines.

    If everything on the scout is good, you can probably dolly it. Here's a thread from BP that covered this topic in detail.




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