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Old 07-07-2011, 10:48 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, 11:08 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, 11:11 AM   #3
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2010 Wrangler 4 door model
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #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, 01:09 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, 01:16 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, 03:25 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, 11:00 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, 11:36 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, 11:47 AM   #12
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I'm going to move this thread to "Towing"
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:14 PM   #13
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we tow our Bole with our Liberty. Tows awesome.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #14
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Maybe this can help you out!

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