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Old 11-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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I have a 1995 29' Class C Travelmaster. I want to tow my 2004 Jeep Wrangler from Waterford, Michigan to Houston, Texas. By itself, the motorhome gets about 8 miles per gallon. Anyone know what my mpg's will be towing the jeep? I can either rent a car dolly or buy a tow bar system. The trip south is pretty much a flat drive with no mountains. Any info appreciated.
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I have a 1995 29' Class C Travelmaster. I want to tow my 2004 Jeep Wrangler from Waterford, Michigan to Houston, Texas. By itself, the motorhome gets about 8 miles per gallon. Anyone know what my mpg's will be towing the jeep? I can either rent a car dolly or buy a tow bar system. The trip south is pretty much a flat drive with no mountains. Any info appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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When we towed a dinghy behind a motorhome, the dinghy did not really make much difference until we got into the hills...then it dropped a bit.

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You will probably notice a change in mpg of less than .5 when pulling the Wrangler.

But, whatever you do, don't try to put it on a tow dolly. The Wrangler's transfer case, when put in neutral, disconnects all four wheels from the transmission, but if you tow without all four wheels rolling you will cause damage to your transfer case.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I read that today online about 4 wheels down while towing. Now I'm looking at which tow package to go with. Looks like Blue Ox unless anyone has a better idea. Is a brake buddy necessary?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Is a brake buddy necessary? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some type of supplemental braking is necessary from a safety and legal standpoint.

Also the breakaway feature is essential in case the toad becomes disconnected from the MH.

They work quite well at reducing your stopping distance.
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Texas Bound, most states have a weight limit for towing unbraked loads. On the newer ford chassis, Ford has limited towing of unbraked loads to 1500# maximum.

Some people try to justify not buying the auxillary braking system with the reasoning that the law specifically says "trailer" and does not mention a towed auto. The motorhome does not know the difference of a 3000# trailer or a 3000# dinghy...it is 3000# more it has to stop.

We towed a dinghy for a number of years and alwys used a braking system with the break away feature for safety purposes.

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