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Old 08-19-2010, 03:23 PM   #15
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I tow an Escape 17B with a Liberty CRD. That would be a diesel engine and I get a solid 18MPG/US when towing. It is a great combination, the trailer does not slow down that diesel.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:40 AM   #16
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We use a small fleet of Comanche's for our 17" Quantum.

Previously an 89 shortbed, currently a 88 longbed, soon to split duty between a 91 shortbed and a 98 Dakota 5.2. All the MJ's have been 4.0, ax/15, 4x4.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:28 PM   #17
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We tow our Scamp with a 2010 Wrangler 2 Door. My only complaint is that the short wheelbase of the Jeep and the Scamp makes it hard to back up, or maybe I just suck at it...

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #18
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nice setup...take your time and you will figure the backin.

thanks for posting the pic...
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:35 PM   #19
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My Scion xD only has a slightly longer wheelbase than a Wrangler, bur I find it a little goofy backing up, too. Having said that, my other trailers are easy to back up. I think it has to do with the Scamp blocking more of the view than my little cargo trailer, and the corners being rounded, which makes it a little harder to tell exactly which way it is pointed.

I take my 4x8 trailer to the landfill all the time, and I usually have to back up to two or three different dumpsters and have no problem. I am new to the Scamp, though... only had it a week now.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:34 PM   #20
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We pull the 17foot Boler with a 98 Cherokee (non grand).. 4L straight six, 3.73 gears on 31 inch street tires. Truck has aftermarket bumpers and rocksliders (extra weight) and 6 inches of lift.. she does it juust fine. That being said, i'm re-gearing to 4.10 to match the weight (some of our big BC hills make me downshift to 2nd) and my wheeling tires (34x10.5) a bit better.

Here's a pic from when we picked it up, only a 6 inch drop hitch at the time!
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:56 PM   #21
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I tow my 2010 16' Scamp with my 2007 Jeep Patriot. It tows great but when I get in the mountains I'm wishing I had something a little bigger. It tows it up but not fast. Otherwise I have no problems with braking and sway. I hauled it all the way form the factory in Backus MN to Albany NY with no issues. In fact, sometimes I forgot I was towing…

The scamp weighs somewhere around 1900 lbs.

The Jeep Patriot has a 2.4 L 4 cylinder engine with an all wheel drive CVT transmission. I average around 22-25 MPG while towing (about 28 mpg when not towing). The only thing I had to do was wire up a brake controller and a 7-pin tow harness. It has a tow capacity of 2000 lbs with the tow package and a hitch weight of 225 lbs.

For anyone that is looking for a good all-around TV that is good on gas and not too big I think the Patriot is the way to go for towing around our little FG RV’s as long as you are not in a very mountainous area
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:11 PM   #22
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Bought a 1997 Jeep Cherokee 2door 2wd, auto last summer to pull out 2006 Casita 16ft SD.
My wife and I love it. We get 16MPG towing and 20 MPG with out the trailer. Backs a lot eazier than using the Surburban and better milage. Winds and trucks do not seem to affect the jeep either.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:14 PM   #23
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I would suggest weighting the tongue of your 16' mine weighted 325lbs.

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I tow my 2010 16' Scamp with my 2007 Jeep Patriot. It tows great but when I get in the mountains I'm wishing I had something a little bigger. It tows it up but not fast. Otherwise I have no problems with braking and sway. I hauled it all the way form the factory in Backus MN to Albany NY with no issues. In fact, sometimes I forgot I was towing…

The scamp weighs somewhere around 1900 lbs.

The Jeep Patriot has a 2.4 L 4 cylinder engine with an all wheel drive CVT transmission. I average around 22-25 MPG while towing (about 28 mpg when not towing). The only thing I had to do was wire up a brake controller and a 7-pin tow harness. It has a tow capacity of 2000 lbs with the tow package and a hitch weight of 225 lbs.

For anyone that is looking for a good all-around TV that is good on gas and not too big I think the Patriot is the way to go for towing around our little FG RV’s as long as you are not in a very mountainous area
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:00 PM   #24
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We tow our '83 13ft Burro with an '06 Jeep Liberty 4x4. Other than campgrounds in a 4 to 5 hour radius from NE Ohio, we've taken it back and forth to central Florida twice and even made a side trip to New Orleans from Florida then back home to Ohio once so far. With it being around 1200 lbs fully loaded the Liberty has no problems towing it since it's rated at 5000 GVW for towing. We average around 15 mpg which doesn't vary much from the mpg we get without the Burro attached.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:31 PM   #25
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I towed me 17 ft Burro with an 06 Liberty and currently tug my stick built with the same Jeep.

Yes, weigh the tongue. I was shocked to find out mine was pushing 400 lbs when it was officially weighed. I used weight distribution. I don't need it with my current set up.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:44 PM   #26
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Bill K,

Do you have two propane tanks and a front bathroom?

I can lift my tongue up to place it on the ball and I am not that strong. I can't imagine mine weighing anywhere near that much.

What ever it weights it seems to be towing with good stability and no sway.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:37 AM   #27
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Hi JMS,

What is the black ring that looks like it is attached to the rear of the Burro?
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:24 AM   #28
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Bill K,

Do you have two propane tanks and a front bathroom?

I can lift my tongue up to place it on the ball and I am not that strong. I can't imagine mine weighing anywhere near that much.

What ever it weights it seems to be towing with good stability and no sway.
Hahahaha....that's not on our Burro. It was mounted to the windshield of the vehicle from where the picture was taken
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