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Old 07-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Towing w/ a Jeep?

Anyone on here use a Jeep to tow your camper?

I recently bought a Jeep but have not taken it on a trip.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Hi Matt, What model/engine do you have, I've been thinking about getting another tug myself?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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2010 Wrangler 4 door model
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:37 AM   #4
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What's the tow rating on it?

I know there is a man that tows with one, we met him at one of the Quartzsite gatherings... I think it was the 4 door.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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I think you may have the same engine as mine, 3.7L and your tow is 3000 lbs I'm not mistaken,if you have the factory tow.
Your owners manual is a good beginning.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:16 PM   #6
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A guy here towed a 17 foot oliver all over the country with his 4 door. But has since sold it. I think his was a 3500 tow rating.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:25 PM   #7
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I tow with a '99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado with a 4.0 straight 6, automatic transmission, all-time all-wheel drive. According to the owner's manual the max tow capacity with these is 4,500 lbs. Reading the fine print and deducting accordingly my specific truck tows & carries 3,500 pounds. The weight of people and items in the vehicle must then be subtracted from this figure to know how much can be towed. In addition, I leave a good margin between the final figure and what we actually tow. I think the Wrangler tows much less than the Cherokee.
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Yes, I tow with a Liberty, it has the highest Jeep rating - 5000 lbs. The Wrangler is 3-3500 lbs due to it's frame and wheelbase, although it has the same engine as my Liberty.
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No the highest Jeep rating goes to the V8 Grand Cherokee. My '95 4x4 was rated at 6500lbs. The non 4X4s were rated even higher.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:00 AM   #10
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Welcome. I tow my U haul CT 13 with an '04 Grand Cherokee all time 4x4 drive, it is a six with a tow package. Manual says rated at 5000#. Easy go so far.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #11
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trailswest camper w/ 1986 cj7 jeep

i have an ol.der jeep cj7 (same as the new 2 dr wrangler. I can easily tow and stop a 1970 trailswest camper. the jeep is 4 wheel dr w/ 5 spd and 6cyl the trailer is well under 800 lbs after my mods. The secret is watch speed / braking distance




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Anyone on here use a Jeep to tow your camper?

I recently bought a Jeep but have not taken it on a trip.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:47 AM   #12
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I'm going to move this thread to "Towing"
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:14 PM   #13
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we tow our Bole with our Liberty. Tows awesome.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:50 PM   #14
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Maybe this can help you out!

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #15
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I have been towing with my 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ for years now from my boat, utility trailer and now our 1973 boler. I have the 4.0L inline 6 cylinder and have no problems towing the boler with it. As a previous poster mentioned watch your braking and distance between other vehicles that goes with any type of vehicle. Double check you manual for your specific towing capacity but I am sure you are rated just fine for the boler. I run 32" tires on my jeep as well and hills are not an issue what so ever. Hope this helps. Good luck....
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #16
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towing with a jeep

I towed a uhaul ct 13 with a 2004 wrangler x. and i also towed a 17 casita with the same jeep never had a problem one. 4.0 6cyl. i also towed the uhaull with a honda civic coupe never had a problem. thanks
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I towed a uhaul ct 13 with a 2004 wrangler x. and i also towed a 17 casita with the same jeep never had a problem one. 4.0 6cyl. i also towed the uhaull with a honda civic coupe never had a problem. thanks
I bet the Honda with its low center of gravity felt more stable than the Jeep, right?
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:03 PM   #18
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I also tow with our 2004 subaru impreza but would have to say I would rather use the jeep any day for power and braking. Center of gravity does not matter much.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #19
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We just bought a Jeep Liberty CRD to tow with. It's rated at 5000lbs and did a great job. Our one and only towing trip w it (so far) got us 21 mpg.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:50 PM   #20
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Anyone have any experience towing with a Jeep Compass? Tow rating of 2000. Looking to get a Scamp 13, with the bunks/sofa option. Thanks.
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